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Martial Law on Monday - by Michael Bradshaw

• L. Neil Smith's The Libertarian Enterprise
After the revolution against England, and a few years of wrangling among the several states (of which there were 13), a gang of statists that today would be called "fascists" (for their desire to have a strong government coupled with old-line businesses—to rob the populace and prevent competition), hijacked a convention of delegates from the state governments, sent to Philadelphia to amend the Articles of Confederation that bound the states together in a loose union. They redirected the convention to propose the scrapping of the Confederation in favor of a new and different "super-state" to be called "The United States of America" and proposed a constitution to authorize it to exist and give it form.