SECESSION: Is it reasonable that 320M+ people are ruled from one city?

2019-Apr-01

https://youtu.be/IXOEdvfMeIY

Secession: The Reasonable Option Everyone Resists | Tom Woods
Published on Jan 30, 2015

The growing number of secession movements around the world gives rise to our topic: breaking away from current government structures that do so much harm to liberty, peace, and prosperity. Recorded at “Breaking Away: The Case for Secession”—the Mises Circle in Houston, Texas, on 24 January 2015.

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Is it reasonable that 320M+ people are ruled from one city and handful of “elite” politicians and bureaucrats?

I think not. 

The USA needs to devolve back to the “United States of America”.

“If this be treason, make the most of it.” — Patrick Henry “Virginia Resolves” May 30, 1765

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SECESSION: I don’t believe that 350M people should be ruled bt the “District of Corruption”

https://tomwoods.com/i-gave-this-washington-post-reporter-an-earful/?omhide=true

I Gave This Washington Post Reporter an Earful
12th April 2018 — Tom Woods

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Blast from the past:

One of my favorite speeches ever was the one I gave in Houston, on secession, during the last presidential campaign.

The Mises Institute hosted a one-day event on secession. Ron Paul and I were among the speakers. The Washington Post sent a reporter, for the obvious purpose of reporting on Ron’s remarks as a way of embarrassing then-candidate Rand Paul.

Now you’d think secession would be a question we could discuss rationally, the way we discuss anything else. The American Union is obviously just a utilitarian arrangement, to be judged by how well it works, and not sacred and unchangeable. (Why on Earth would it be? Does the Union exist for the people, or the people for the Union?)

Of course, we’re not allowed to have this conversation. Why, neither Mitt Romney nor Barack Obama thinks it’s a reasonable question, so that does it, citizen!

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Why can’t we dissolve the Union?

Allow CA to do a @calexit. And, everyone else that wants out to get free.

Worked for the USSR.

Argh!

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SECESSION: California can just refuse to cooperate; de facto secession

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-07/sessions-reminds-california-theres-no-secession-no-nullification

Sessions Reminds California: “There’s No Secession, No Nullification”
by Tyler Durden
Wed, 03/07/2018 – 14:13

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Yesterday, we pointed out that Attorney General Jeff Sessions has finally acted to stop California from ignoring federal immigration authorities and laws, with the DOJ suing the state to nullify Assembly Bill 450, which stops private companies from voluntarily cooperating with federal immigration authorities.

And shortly after the suit was filed, Sessions warned chided the state for disobeying federal laws, saying American law provides no room for secession or nullification, per the Hill

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Isn’t there a quote about “State Officials” and non-cooperation?

Sounds like something Ghandi would say.

In any event, the State of California doesn’t have to aid the Federal Government in enforcing Federal “laws”.

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SECESSION: ​Time to spinoff “states”?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/think-california-politics-is-on-the-far-left-fringe-just-wait-for-the-next-elections/2018/02/04/80e679c2-05e5-11e8-8777-2a059f168dd2_story.html?utm_term=.3fdd8b834ee2

Think California politics is on the far-left fringe? Just wait for the next elections. – The Washington Post

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​Time to spinoff “states”? My personal “bye bye” list (in alpha order): AK, CA, HI, MA, MD, ND, NH, NY/NJ, SC, TX, and VT. Goes without saying that​ PR and all the other “possessions” should be set free.

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SECESSION: Is there an automatic right to secession?

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/4/jeff-sessions-ramp-federal-enforcement-marijuana-l/

Billion-dollar pot industry is dazed and confused by Justice Department’s reversal
By Jeff Mordock – The Washington Times – Thursday, January 4, 2018

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions moved Thursday to revoke the Obama-era see-no-evil policy on federal enforcement of marijuana laws, announcing that federal law enforcement will no longer look the other way even in states that have legalized use of the drug.

The decision doesn’t change the state policies, but it does give U.S. attorneys the freedom to decide how strongly to enforce federal law that classifies marijuana as an illegal substance.

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Does this give California a clear reason to leave “These United States of America”?

While everyone would like to think that “secession” was “settled” by the War Of Northern Aggression, it wasn’t. Like the demise of the Soviet Union, it really doesn’t matter what the “central authority” wants. Collapse occurs.

There is an internationally recognized to “self-determination”. Does that de facto entail an automatic right to secession?

Certainly seems to, to me.

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SECESSION: Time of the USA to back “self-determination” for the Kurds, Catalonians, and anyone who wants it bad enough

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/oct/31/israel-given-birth-thanks-to-international-efforts/

The 100-year-old promise
The international community enabled the birth of Israel
By Clifford D. May – – Tuesday, October 31, 2017 

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Also too often forgotten or ignored is the fact that it was thanks to Britain and the other Allied Powers that Arab nation-states rose from the Ottoman ashes. Among them: Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Yemen.

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Say what you want, but the “international community” didn’t give Israel anything. Other than the right to fight for their “homeland”. 

So to, anyone, who wants freedom enough to die for it, “deserves” to have it regardless of anyone else’s “opinion”.

Seems that instead of the USA’s failed policy of “nation building”, it should shift of a Swiss like “recognition” of reality. Regardless of who’s “ox” gets gored, it’s in the USA’s national interest to be at peace. Calming the fires of nationalistic fervor would seem to be a good start.

To all those who want “freedom”, I’d urge caution — be careful what you ask for, you might get it. And, as we’ve seen in many cases, “freedom” and “democracy” often morph uncontrollably in socialism, communism, and other forms of dictatorships.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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SECESSION: Breaking into 3 to frustrate Cal-Exit?

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/california-clears-first-hurdle-to-breaking-into-three-states/article/2638928

California clears first hurdle to breaking into three states
by Anna Giaritelli | Oct 29, 2017, 1:45 PM  

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The plan proposes making the area including and north of San Francisco into one state, a coastal region extending south to Los Angeles another state, and everywhere south and east of those a third state.

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Why would “we” give California more clout in the Senate now?

Just let them go their way in peace.

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