Category: Secession

The Inherently Inefficient Union

By Ally Marie McLean When it comes to efficiently allocating resources, the United States federal government usually gets in the way. In his article “The Use of Knowledge in Society,” F.A. Hayek argued that the smaller and less centralized organizations are, the more efficient their economic activity will […]

Blue State Secession?

Listen here. You know you are winning when so called “Blue States” want out of the Union. This would have been unheard of nearly a decade ago, but this week, the leftist publication The Nation ran an article calling for the “Blue States” to at least threaten secession. […]

South Dakota GOP introduces legislation that would allow state to nullify Biden executive orders

By Michael Lee, Washington Examiner South Dakota’s Republican-controlled House is introducing legislation that would allow the state to nullify President Biden’s executive orders if it determines they are unconstitutional. “The Executive Board of the Legislative Research Council may review any executive order issued by the President of the […]

Union Without Unity

An interesting article on secession movements in US history from Chronicles By Betsy Clark, Chronicles Break It Up; by Richard Kreitner; Little, Brown and Company; 497 pp., $30.00 Stamped on the United States’ three-dollar Continental bill in 1783 was the phrase, “The Outcome Is in Doubt.” A more appropriate phrase for our […]

Colorado County Refuses to Enforce Lockdowns as Civil Disobedience Spreads Across America

“Pan-secessionism” seems to be increasingly common in practice. Examples include 2nd Amendment counties, sanctuary cities, autonomous zones, federal drug law nullification, refusal of lockdown orders, etc. As well as other forms of more serious “direct action” like torching enemy military outposts and star chambers, or looting corporate feudal […]

Sanctuary Cities, Counties, and States

Center for Immigration Studies The sanctuary jurisdictions are listed below. These cities, counties, and states have laws, ordinances, regulations, resolutions, policies, or other practices that obstruct immigration enforcement and shield criminals from ICE — either by refusing to or prohibiting agencies from complying with ICE detainers, imposing unreasonable […]

Salvaging Secession

By Bill Kauffman, Reason Break It Up: Secession, Division, and the Secret History of America’s Imperfect Union, by Richard Kreitner, Little, Brown and Co., 496 pages, $30 The late Thomas Naylor, gentle godfather of the modern Vermont independence movement, used to sign off with “God bless the Disunited […]

How Pan is your Pan-Secessionism?

This post from Anarchist News (and the discussion thread that follows) from a few months back is worth checking out. It is illustrative of something that I have been thinking would eventually happen in the “left” anarchist milieu. While many left-anarchists are clearly oriented toward the Maoist-influenced Antifa, […]

Why Federalism Is The Way Foward

By George Greig The Point News Since the creation of the first devolved assembly in 1999, there has been an undeniable growth in regional nationalism and separatism. This is due to the view that the current union gives England too much power over the other home nations. While […]