Saturday, July 2, 2016

Exit Strategy

"So, here's to those who did what was considered wrong, in order to do what they knew was right...what they KNEW was right."
--Benjamin Franklin Gates (National Treasure)

As these pages have noted many times, the history and design of the United States are grounded in the right of secession. Under natural law, political unions are voluntary. If a party to the union sees fit, then it is the right of that party to, as Jefferson noted in the first line of America's first law "to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another."

People are not truly free unless they have such a right to walk away. This is why statists despise secession and do what they can to smear the notion in the minds of citizenry. They do everything in their power to put down all secession attempts lest people come to realize that their potential for exit severely limits state power.

To liberty lovers, however, secessions such as the recent Brexit are cause for celebration. Of course, we prepare to celebrate one of the greatest secessions in the history of the world in two days.

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