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Break up the USA

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 9:04
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mises.org / Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr. / February 21, 2017

Some of our assumptions are so deeply embedded that we cannot perceive them ourselves.

Case in point: everyone takes for granted that it’s normal for a country of 320 million to be dictated to by a single central authority. The only debate we’re permitted to have is who should be selected to carry out this grotesque and inhumane function.

Here’s the debate we should be having instead: what if we simply abandoned this quixotic mission, and went our separate ways? It’s an idea that’s gaining traction — much too late, to be sure, but better late than never.

For a long time it seemed as if the idea of secession was unlikely to take hold in modern America. Schoolchildren, after all, are told to associate secession with slavery and treason. American journalists treat the idea as if it were self-evidently ridiculous and contemptible (an attitude they curiously do not adopt when faced with US war propaganda, I might add).

And yet all it took was the election of Donald Trump for the alleged toxicity of secession to vanish entirely. The left’s principled opposition to secession and devotion to the holy Union went promptly out the window on November 8, 2016. Today, about one in three Californians polled favors the Golden State’s secession from the Union.

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  • tiredofBS

    Do it, it is a very corrupt state, I used to live there, the governmental body that runs the state are the one that need to leave, and never come back to public service…

    To put it simply, California can not survive as its own nation….it relies heavily on federal funds to run, so I dare you to leave the republic….double dog dare you.

    If you can, I will be one at the border of Nevada and Oregon to make sure the boundaries are held especially against politicians trying to find a safe haven.

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