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Secession Is the Answer to Building a Free Society

• by Gary D. Barnett

 If Canada and the United States can be separate nations without being denounced as in a state of impermissible 'anarchy', why may not the South secede from the United States? New York State from the Union? New York City from the state? Why may not Manhattan secede? Each neighbourhood? Each block? Each house? Each person?" ~  Murray N. Rothbard (2004). "Man, Economy, and State with Power and Market, Scholar's Edition", p.1051, Ludwig von Mises Institute

The question seemingly always raised is that the idea of true freedom sounds good, but how do we do it? What is the single plan to fix everything? Obviously, there is not one answer or any legitimate short answer to this question, and those that ask it, are usually not really interested in real freedom in the first place. 

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Comment by Ed Price
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Secession is essentially available without any of the present parts of the government (the States and Federal) having anything to do with it other than support it. How does this work? A Private Membership Association. A PMA supports the government, because it is the government that authorizes it to exist, over and over, with something like 70 major Supreme Court decisions, and the 1st, 4th, and 9th Amendments - and more. --- What if your PMA owned one big ranch on both sides of the Mexican/U.S. border. Mexicans join your PMA. They are welcome on any part of your PMA ranch.