Panarchist Party, U.S.A.

An interesting proposal from Joe Kopsick. See more here. This is very similar to the concept of a pan-secessionist meta-party that I wrote about in “Liberty and Populism” and that Ryan Faulk has previously suggested with his concept of an “All Nations Party.” As far as pan-anarchist/pan-secessionist involvement in electoral politics goes, it would probably be best to work to build an alliance of actually existing minor parties for the common purpose of advancing minor party interests (e.g. ballot access). Pan-anarchists could then work their way into leadership positions in these parties, and use them as vehicles for pan-secessionism, with parties with conflicting agendas and ideologies agreeing to stay out of each others’ backyards, e.g. leftist parties focus on the blue zones and rightist parties focus on the red zones.

Pan-secessionists could also apply the Mailer model or Ron Paul model, e.g. entering the major parties as dissident or maverick candidates or activists. At the national level, there could indeed be a pan-anarchist led, pan-secessionist party, organized internally as an alliance of minor parties and regionalist movements for the purpose of defending secessionist or other interests at the federal level. I would suggest calling such a group something like “The Federalist Party,” because it’s a familiar term to most Americans, and there actually was a federalist party early in U.S. history.

The Panarchist Party is a potential federal-level U.S. political party.

It is philosophically opposed to oligopolization and monopolization of business, representation of labor, and political representation.

The Panarchist Party aims to:

1) require the federal government to permit citizens to choose whether to
submit to its jurisdiction,

2) require the federal and state governments to permit citizens to choose
which state governs them (regardless of which state they are located in),

3) encourage states to extend offers of citizenship to citizens of neighboring
states, and

4) permit the states to secede and confederate freely and peacefully, and

5) either require all governments to issue passports,
or to refrain from infringing on the peaceful freedom of travel.

The party will also attempt to achieve other market-anarchist, individualist-anarchist, direct-democratic, subsidiarist, polyarchist, and game-theory-optimal objectives.

When this group grows large enough, we will recruit members to collect petitions to register the party with the several states’ Secretary of State’s offices (this will require the signatures of 1% of the eligible voters in each state, which is typically 0.75 to 0.8% of the state’s population; about 2,450,000 people nationwide).

Categories: Activism, Secession, Strategy

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