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New California Declares Independence

New California Declares Independence

With the reading of their own version of a Declaration of Independence, founders of the state of New California took the first steps to what they hope will eventually lead to statehood. To be clear, they don’t want to leave the United States, just California....

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A Small Revolution

A Small Revolution

Jeff Deist writes: Dr. Robert Murphy and I enjoyed a robust discussion of the current political landscape this past weekend at the University of Central Florida. A significant percentage of attendees, maybe half, agreed with the proposition that the US is past the...

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Culture Wars and Secession 

Culture Wars and Secession 

Recently the Mises Institute held a seminar in Orlando titled "The Uncertain Prospects for Liberty" with Jeff Deist and Robert Murphy. Here is Murphy's lecture on culture wars. https://mises.org/system/tdf/02_Murphy_Orlando_20171209.mp3 Source: Culture Wars and...

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Independence for Catalonia, Bavaria, Veneto

Independence for Catalonia, Bavaria, Veneto

by Walter Williams Officials in Catalonia, Spain’s richest and most highly industrialized region, whose capital is Barcelona, recently held a referendum in which there was a 92 percent vote in favor of independence from Spain. The Spanish authorities opposed the...

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Did Tariffs Really Cause the American Civil War?

Did Tariffs Really Cause the American Civil War?

by Chris Calton In the first episode of the new season of Historical Controversies, which will focus on the sectional crises that led to the Civil War, I gave a brief explanation of my problem with the “Tariff Thesis” for the cause of southern secession. My arguments...

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Jeff Deist on Why Smaller is Better 

Jeff Deist on Why Smaller is Better 

Virtually every aspect of human life becomes more decentralized every day. Technology makes the old hub-and-spoke model of organizations obsolete; highly diffuse and ever-changing networks are the order of the day. So why is governance going in the other direction,...

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The principles of peaceful secession (or threats thereof) and nullification are the essence of self -determination. They are the ultimate expressions of “the consent of the governed” from which all just powers of government are derived, as Jefferson eloquently stated in the Declaration of Independence.

Thomas DiLorenzo
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