Comments on: The Case for Independence http://libertarianstandard.com/2013/07/03/the-case-for-independence/ Property - Prosperity - Peace Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:44:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 By: Martin Faries http://libertarianstandard.com/2013/07/03/the-case-for-independence/#comment-3174 Mon, 22 Jul 2013 04:47:04 +0000 http://libertarianstandard.com/?p=12562#comment-3174 Anthony, excellent essay. This is exactly the kind of talk that Americans in all the sovereign states need to hear. We should all look upon the federal government as a mere agent for managing the relations between the sovereign states, nothing more. They ought not have the power to force anyone to do anything against his will.

Since the feds do so presume upon us, we in each of the sovereign states have no choice but to nullify the illegal laws being forced upon us and peacefully secede from this destructive, tyrannical “union.” As you say, empire and liberty are completely at odds with each other. We cannot have both.

Let us shut down the overseas military bases and bring our soldiers home. Let us give up this thirst for empire. Let us declare null and void the destructive policies which are destroying our currency, our economy, and our standard of living.

Surely people can understand by now that our current course is unsustainable and the end game is a police state which none of us bargained for or will ever believe in. In fact, our end appears much worse than that; war as far as the eye can see until a final, reckless provocation will wipe out civilization.

The “union” has had its chance. It has failed. As you point out, the same centralized state cannot rule over such a huge territory from sea to shining sea. It cannot control the entire economy as it assumes. The only result of this foolish attempt is increasing economic and social chaos with no end in sight. All people want is to live in peace. They will never have it until secession comes.

Only with secession will the critically needed decentralization come which will put political power back into the hands of the individual where it belongs.

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By: Anthony Gregory http://libertarianstandard.com/2013/07/03/the-case-for-independence/#comment-3161 Thu, 04 Jul 2013 19:51:42 +0000 http://libertarianstandard.com/?p=12562#comment-3161 I don’t think the Constitution can effectively restrain the empire. It brought the thing into existence. I know it didn’t begin with Obama, but he is the president today.

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By: daniel kingery http://libertarianstandard.com/2013/07/03/the-case-for-independence/#comment-3160 Thu, 04 Jul 2013 18:01:22 +0000 http://libertarianstandard.com/?p=12562#comment-3160 We do not need “Independence from the empire”. What we really need is a proper control over its powers as detailed for us when our “empire” was first born.

Obama did not create the world-wide war on terror; the Bush Administration initiated that one. Obama did not even declare that the world was the designated battlefield; once again this honor goes to Bush. Granted, Obama did nothing to put an end to them—he merely expanded the unconstitutional and unethical powers that Bush started.

Most people fail to understand that our nation’s foreign policy was written in 1776, which states—We “hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.”

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By: Anthony Gregory http://libertarianstandard.com/2013/07/03/the-case-for-independence/#comment-3159 Thu, 04 Jul 2013 16:56:32 +0000 http://libertarianstandard.com/?p=12562#comment-3159 Thanks, Ralph!

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By: Ralph Raico http://libertarianstandard.com/2013/07/03/the-case-for-independence/#comment-3157 Thu, 04 Jul 2013 15:42:52 +0000 http://libertarianstandard.com/?p=12562#comment-3157 An excellent Fourth of July essay, Anthony. You are as radical as Tom Paine.

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