JUST LEAVE US ALONE….Via Regions of Mind comes this story about a group of “limited government advocates” who want to try to band together in a single small state where they can lobby to create a libertarian utopia:

A movement called the Free State Project has registered some 3,100 people who would help choose a “candidate” state and move there in hopes of canceling laws against drugs, prostitution, guns and other individual liberties, while privatizing current state functions such as schools.

“Rather than change the whole nation it makes sense for all of us to gather in one place,” said Elizabeth McKinstry, 33, of Hillsdale, Mich., the project?s vice president.

Hoo boy. I sure hope these guys have read Robert Heinlein’s Coventry…..

UPDATE: Henry Farrell has more on libertarian utopianism.