LIBERTy: Independence Day + local self-government, secession, and strict construction

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

2017-Jul-04

FROM TOM WOODS’ EMAIL

https://www.libertyclassroom.com/

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Independence Day is coming up, and I wonder how many people really get why it matters.

In school, we were told this: “No taxation without representation.”

Zzzzzzzz.

The real principles were more like the following.

(1) No legislation without representation.
The colonists insisted that they could be governed only by the colonial legislatures. This is the principle of self-government.

This is why a Supreme Court ordering localities around is anti-American in the truest sense. It operates according to the opposite principle from the one the American colonists stood for.

(2) Contrary to the modern Western view of the state that it must be considered one and indivisible, the colonists believed that a smaller unit may withdraw from a larger one.

(3) The colonists’ view of the (unwritten) British constitution was that Parliament could legislate only in those areas that had traditionally been within the purview of the British government. Customary practice was the test of constitutionality. The Parliament’s view, on the other hand, was in effect that the will and act of Parliament sufficed to make its measures constitutional.

So the colonists insisted on strict construction, if you will, while the British held to more of a “living, breathing” view of the Constitution. Sound familiar?

So let’s recap: local self-government, secession, and strict construction. Not exactly the themes you learned in school.

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LIBERTY: Rights are not Gifts from Government

Monday, June 19, 2017

https://youtu.be/xcC0FC5o5bQ

Rights are not Gifts from Government
Tenth Amendment Center
Published on Jun 8, 2017

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Did you know, your rights don’t come from the Constitution? Or even the Bill of Rights? Today, we’re talking about the source of your rights – and how you defend them.

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“We, The Sheeple” need to claim and exercise our rights weather the Gooferment wants us to or not!

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LIBERTY: “All peoples have the right to self-determination”

Sunday, May 21, 2017

FROM A FACEBOOK DISCUSSION WITH A RELATIVE
(who’s both a hard left Democrat and a Gooferment employee) 

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Aside from the fiscal death cliff of that would destroy the state from within, your guy Scalia threw water on this . “If there was any constitutional issue resolved by the Civil War, it is that there is no right to secede,” wrote Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in 2010.

Other than fringe libertarians there are no legal conversation that supports a states right to secede.

Don’t let states fool you- they depend on the federal government for their existence. All the noise about states being independent of the federal government is a game played by republican governors and legislators.

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Well, I’m sure if you look at the USSR documents, their collapse wasn’t covered either.

“Right to secede”? Hmmm, interesting concept.

All peoples have the right to self-determination. … All peoples have the right to self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development.
Jul 19, 2006
UNPO: Self-determination
http://www.unpo.org/article/4957

The UN says I do.

The question becomes that when NH secedes, will the Federal Gooferment roll tanks on us?

Personally, I don’t care if they do or don’t . If they do, then the fraud of a peaceful benevolent Union is unmasked. If they don’t, we’re free of the tyranny of the “District of Corruption”. Either was, liberty wins.

p.s., The Tenth Amendment to the Constitution reserves all the unstated rights to The States or to The People. Since the “Right to Secede” is UNSTATED, then I must have it.

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LIBERTY: CAL-EXIT is fine as long as we can have NH-exit; plus all the other exits people want

Thursday, February 2, 2017

http://nhindependence.org/historical-precedents-peaceful-independence/

Historically, independence has led to peace
January 28, 2017 

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What do these new nations have in common? The majority of the people in these regions felt that their larger parent state did not represent the values of their region. They stood up against it and took things into their own hands. Washington D.C. doesn’t represent us. The motto that New Hampshire holds dear, “Live free or die”, is deep rooted in the veins of the people that live and grew up here. It seems each and every day our values are being taken away. Let’s make a stand.

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I think it is most interesting that the Liberal Left in California is asserting their State’s “rights”. They want to stop funding the Federal Gooferment and leave.

Of course, I wish they could “go in peace”. But we have that pesky “War of Northern Aggression” precedent to deal with.

And, of course, California is underwater with its finances, pension plans, and who knows what else.

In factual terms, all that has to happen is for folks — there, here, or anywhere — just refuse to cooperate.

And of course, someone has to go first.

When I was a kid and being bullied, I just made sure that I took out whomever was first. A heavy book bag right up the legs to the “eggs” ensure that no one after that wanted to be first. Sure, I would up in the principal’s office — to spell it right remember that the principal is your friend — but those bullies never bothered me after the first one or two times. Unfortunately, I changes school three times, so the lessons had to be repeated. 

Remember the Zen maxim: “Lessons will be repeated until the student learns”.

So why cant we all go our own way?

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LIBERTY: What liberals and conservatives really mean!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

http://ncc-1776.org/tle2016/tle895-20161023-02.html

Reprinted from Issue 606 (February 6, 2011)
A Brief Synopsis by Cathy L.Z. Smith  

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The liberals meant that they knew better how to run my life, that their hearts were better and more compassionate than mine, and that what was mine was actually theirs to distribute to those their hearts they deemed worthy.

The conservatives meant that they knew better how to run my life, that their minds were better and more productive than mine, and that what was mine was actually theirs to distribute to those their minds they deemed worthy.

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Soon true and so sad.

People should be allowed to run their own lives and accept the consequences of their actions.

End the “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs”!

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LIBERTARIAN: Secession is the answer

Monday, August 22, 2016

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/08/jim-cox/50-state-solution/

The Fifty State Solution
By Jim Cox
August 20, 2016

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Disgusted by the prospect of Hillary Clinton and/or Donald Trump having the power of the presidency? I certainly am. And for full disclosure here, I don’t think any individual should have the powers that have accrued to the president over this country’s development. As has often been stated, “It’s not the abuse of power, it’s the power to abuse” that we should worry about. Even with some substitute candidates we’d still face the power to abuse problem.

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I am a firm believer in “secession” as a solution to all our political problems.

Of course, unwinding the Federal Gooferment’s knots would be a challenge, if the political elite would permit it. Argh!

Clearly imho Texas, Alaska, Hawaii, Utah, North Dakota, and New Hampshire have substantial support and have taken some steps to facilitate it.

Who will be the first out?

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LIBERTY: Could Trump actually bring back freedom and liberty to the USA?

Monday, July 4, 2016

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/06/patrick-j-buchanan/trump-will-win/

After Brexit, a Trump Path to Victory
By Patrick J. Buchanan
June 28, 2016 

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What might a Trumpian policy of Americanism over globalism entail?

A 10 to 20 percent tariff on manufactured goods to wipe out the trade deficit in goods, with the hundreds of billions in revenue used to slash or eliminate corporate taxes in the USA.

Every U.S. business would benefit. Every global company would have an incentive not only to move production here but its headquarters here.

An “America first” immigration policy would secure the border, cut legal immigration to tighten U.S. labor markets, strictly enforce U.S. laws against those breaking into our country, and get tough with businesses that make a practice of hiring people here illegally.

In Europe and America, corporate, financial and political elites are increasingly disrespected and transnationalism is receding. An anti-establishment, nationalist, populist wave is surging across Europe and the USA.

It is an anti-insider, anti-Clinton wave, and Trump could ride it to victory.

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One can only hope!

Slashing the corporate income tax would lower everyone’s cost of living.

“Corporations are merely tax collectors; not taxpayers. They merely pass their costs along.” Lawrence Alan “Larry” Kudlow is an American economist, television personality, and newspaper columnist. August 26, 2014 0830 on WMAL Mornings on the Mall Brian Wilson and Larry O’Connor

Only real people pay those “corporate” taxes.

I’m sure that the D’s and the R’s won’t cooperate since we all know who pays them off! 

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