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Notice how I wrote “united States of America.” This is how Thomas Jefferson referred to the group of seceding colonies in the Declaration of Independence. He did not declare or even hint at a new 13-member nation. Quite the contrary. He declared the colonies to be sovereign nations first, anticipating a loose confederation of the several states to follow.
I won’t take the time in this introduction to chronicle the complete history of secession in North America. It’s obvious that the English colonies seceded from England in 1776. The Confederate States of America tried to secede in 1861, and failed. So, secession’s batting average in America is .500.
Still pretty good.
Secession is on the lips of many Americans today. When they look at a Federal Government that is spinning wildly out of control, state secession begins to have an allure as a remedy. America has gone from a nation of sovereign states with a carefully defined Federal Government to a nation where states are but subservient territories of a rapacious, tyrannical ruling entity that entirely ignores any restrictions on its power.
I’m opening this blog up to guest commentators, guest writers and a lively debate about secession. If you want to be an article contributor, please send your articles to: firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ll start the debate by posting some of the articles I’ve written over the past months. Some of these articles have also appeared in The Libertarian Enterprise and LewRockwell.com.
Let us, as ladies and gentlemen, keep our debate and discourse civil. I’m the Editor, so your comments and articles will have to get past me before they appear on the blog.
The DumpDC Fundamental Principles
Here is a logical, reality-based, consistent set of principles…a set of eyeglasses…a worldview or set of preconceptions…through which all of life can be processed.
It starts with four overarching dicta:
1. Don’t steal.
2. Don’t enslave.
3. Don’t commit fraud.
4. Treat individuals as individuals.
You cannot disagree with my opinions without disagreeing with at least one of these precepts.
On Personal Liberty
No person should initiate the use of force or fraud against any other person. Every person has the right to exercise sole dominion over his own life and property so long as he does not forcibly interfere with the equal right of others to do the same.
On Human Governance
In human governance, every effort should be made to maximize individual liberty and protect property rights. However, once any compulsion (force) is introduced to advance any social good, whoever introduced the compulsion has accepted in practice, that the “good” is whatever the strongest (those with the guns, jails and the ability and power to impose fines) say it is.
Regulation, and the voting directly or indirectly for any regulation, is the ethical equivalent of slavery.
Taxation, and the voting directly or indirectly for any taxation, is the ethical equivalent of theft.
There is no alternative, coherent position which, for example, seeks justice, equity or more efficient markets. All other positions are a degradation of individual liberty to one degree or another.
Every other position I hold is founded on, or consistent with these fundamental principles.
Your comments are welcomed at this site. I do caution you to think before you write, as I do not suffer fools gladly.
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