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How Secession from the Soviet Union Created Booming Economies and Innovative Government | The Daily Bell

Posted by M. C. on January 1, 2019

Just a recent historical example to consider, as the political divide seems to grow in the United States.

Ironically, the classic Cold War villain, the USSR, gives one of the best contemporary examples of peaceful secession.

https://www.thedailybell.com/all-articles/news-analysis/how-secession-from-the-soviet-union-created-booming-economies-and-innovative-government/

By Joe Jarvis

On August 23, 1989, two million Estonians, Latvians, and Lithuanians joined hands to form a human chain almost 400 miles long.

The chain stretched from the Estonian capital of Tallinn, through Latvia, and to the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius.

This show of both unity among the Baltic states and resistance to the Soviet Empire cemented their fate.

Gorbachev’s government privately concluded that the Baltics’ secession from the USSR was inevitable.

In 1990, the Baltics each officially declared their independence.

One year later, the Soviet Union officially recognized their independence and the last Russian troops withdrew in 1994. Read the rest of this entry »

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Why Liechtenstein Works: Self-Determination and Market Governance | Mises Wire

Posted by M. C. on December 30, 2018

https://mises.org/wire/why-liechtenstein-works-self-determination-and-market-governance

Before we jump in, let’s have a show of hands. How many of you have ever been told that your conception of liberty sounds good in theory, on paper, but could never work in practice? How many of you have ever been called utopians? Good, I see this is most of you.

Well I am here to dispel this notion and to show all of you that you are nothing if not realists. After all the word utopia comes from the Greek words Ou and Topos. Ou means Not and Topos means Place. Utopia therefore literally means, “not a place.” In other words, those who call us utopians believe that our ideas have not been and cannot be implemented in any physical space in the real world.

I am about to tell you about a place where fundamental libertarian pillars of self-ownership and private property are never violated, a place of almost absolute, maximum individual liberty. A place where state coercion is nonexistent, or actually, as I will later argue, a place where there might be no state at all… Read the rest of this entry »

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Video: Why Secession is the Only Peaceful Path Forward for the USA | The Daily Bell

Posted by M. C. on November 25, 2018

https://www.thedailybell.com/all-articles/news-analysis/why-secession-is-the-only-peaceful-path-forward-for-the-usa/

By Joe Jarvis

Here we are forcing 320 million people to “get along.” But we’re not getting along. And we’re not going to get along. And we should just go our separate ways, and that will allow us to get along…

We’ll get along better when we go our separate ways. It will be more peaceful when we’re not at each other’s throats trying to force our agenda. That’s why we need secession.

And all we basically need for that is to make sure that the federal government doesn’t come in guns blazing and say, “Nope. You’re gonna fund us whether you like it or not.”

I hope that in this day and age if there was popular support, they wouldn’t be able to do that.

And there is something to suggest that they wouldn’t react violently…

In this video, I go into why the political climate would be better if states seceded. Competition between the states would give us real options to shop around for the best government. By voting with our feet, we could actually hold power over what kind of government we want… moving to a new state is easier than moving to a new country.

I give plenty of examples of the benefits of government competition, as well as when and where secession worked…

Be seeing you

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No Matter How You Vote, The New Congress Won’t Represent You | Mises Wire

Posted by M. C. on November 6, 2018

For centuries, this myth of representation has served to quash opposition to government abuse, and to bolster claims that submission to government is “voluntary.” It’s time to abandon the myths.

https://mises.org/wire/no-matter-how-you-vote-new-congress-wont-represent-you

…Two Ways Representation Doesn’t Work

Specifically, there are two ways that real-world political representation doesn’t fit the popular notions of how it all works.

First of all, even if a politician wanted to faithfully represent the people within his constituency, this would be impossible. It is impossible because the politicians can’t know the views of the whole population within his constituency. And it’s impossible because the more diverse a constituency becomes, the more unlikely it is that any legislation can be crafted to serve the interests of everyone.

Secondly, we must not fall into the trap of assuming that political representatives even try to respond to the policy desires of the district voters. The idea that government coercion is made legitimate through political representation leans heavily on the idea that politicians adhere to a delegate model of political representation in which they try to advance or protect the interests of their constituents. Unfortunately, this is a bad assumption.

The Impossibility of Representing “the People”

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Nullification and Secession: Solutions or Talking Points? | Abbeville Institute

Posted by M. C. on September 5, 2018

https://www.abbevilleinstitute.org/blog/nullification-and-secession-solutions-or-talking-points/

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Many of us in the South have maintained our faith in the Constitutional right of nullification and secession despite the efforts of massed, bloody, Yankee bayonets. But is the talk about nullification and secession an earnest effort to put forward solutions to an out of control, Deep State, supreme federal government or is it merely an exercise in heady political calisthenics?

I belong to the tribe that believes nullification and secession are the only real solutions to the current out of control supreme federal government. To demonstrate the validity of my belief, I will pose and answer three fundamental questions: (1) Are the concepts of state nullification and secession legitimate American political principles? (2) Is the current supreme federal government a legitimate governing authority? and (3) Would the modern-day acceptance of state nullification and secession be so unworkable that it would destroy the United States?…

Even the High Federalist Alexander Hamilton was forced to admit that the Sovereign States had the right to protect their citizens from an abusive federal government: Read the rest of this entry »

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Is secession a solution to cultural war?

Posted by M. C. on February 24, 2017

http://www.wnd.com/2017/02/is-secession-a-solution-to-cultural-war/

For Trump’s solution is rooted in the principle of subsidiarity, first advanced in the 1891 encyclical Rerum Novarum by Pope Leo XIII – that social problems are best resolved by the smallest unit of society with the ability to resolve them.

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