The Major Hurdle for Freedom

Looking at the County Rights, and North’s recent post on Secessionism, a point that stuck in my mind was this:

The centralization movement that has been orchestrated by the federal government ever since 1788 is visibly running out of money. It will go belly-up: the Great Default. In the Great Default, the flow of funds from Washington will either cease or will not buy anything. That will be the window of opportunity for secessionists.

Secession must begin with this manifesto: “No more state or federal money.” Until local voters are willing to shut the door to the welfare handouts from on high, secession will remain utopian.

When the flow of funds ceases, the price of secession will fall like a stone. There is an unbreakable economic law: “When the price of something falls, more is demanded.”
Do a web search for this phrase: “county rights.” The first link is American Vision’s county rights project. That is where to begin a movement toward functional secession in your community.

You can prepare politically for the Great Default, or you can sit on the sidelines when it happens. I recommend the former.

It isn’t just the death of the welfare state, although that’s going to be the big tsunami for liberty. There are also important ongoing projects, from the Internet (which overran the information gatekeepers, regardless of NSA/mainstream media action) to 3D Printing to LENR (crosses fingers), all of which tends to take wealth and power away from some central authority, and back to the locals. Even homeschooling, the Internet-based workforce, and Internet entrepreneurs have important roles to play here!

I wonder just how many people are ready to do this part, before the Great Default: “Secession must begin with this manifesto: “No more state or federal money.” Until local voters are willing to shut the door to the welfare handouts from on high, secession will remain utopian.” Individuals and families who are willing to go this route have a head start, but is it possible that small towns and counties could do the same?

Education is really hard, and I suspect that the moral basis of this campaign demands that it start at the church. It’s may be harder to educate an existing community, than to create a new community based on this principle.

In any case, the dead weight of the grasping, bureaucratic, lawless secular state will be off our backs, almost completely due to its own incompetence. Time to plan out – and better yet, build up on a local scale – a far better, small-scale, liberty-grounded alternative! The coming pain is real – a LOT of people receive some subsidy from the State – but it’s the era after the welfare system that real, enduring prosperity and liberty comes into play…

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