News on Secession

The Subsidiarity Principle

The Subsidiarity Principle

by Jeff Deist Leftwing Vox.com recently published a welcome and thoughtful piece on the virtues of devolving political and legal power away from the federal government toward states and localities. This is exactly the kind of conversation honest Americans need to have...

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Let Catalonia Decide

Let Catalonia Decide

by Jeff Deist Should Catalonia be independent? Surely Catalans, and nobody else, must answer that question. Some Catalans consider themselves Spanish and some don’t. Many Spaniards consider Catalonia part of Spain, while some don’t. But it’s clear that a significant...

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Let Catalonia Decide

Let Catalonia Decide

The Independent reports Spanish police storm Catalan government buildings to stop independence referendum. As MishTalk's Mike Shedlock details, the Catalan president described the raids as a “co-ordinated police assault” and a “de facto state of emergency”. Spanish...

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Spain Getting Ugly in Catalonia

Spain Getting Ugly in Catalonia

The Catalonia crisis is accelerating, with Madrid’s crackdown increasing support for independence even among those previously not so disposed. This does not look like it will end well. Spain will deploy police reinforcements to the northeastern region of Catalonia to...

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Spain Should Let Catalonia Vote

Spain Should Let Catalonia Vote

by Jennifer Maffessanti In the past three years, we’ve seen two separate votes for the independence of one nation from another political body. First, in 2014, was the vote for Scottish independence from Great Britain, which failed to pass. Then, in 2016, came Brexit...

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Poll: 4 of 10 back secession, half of millennials

Poll: 4 of 10 back secession, half of millennials

The Future is BRIGHT! The pollster John Zogby Strategies explains In the final analysis, this is a global issue that has gained traction in the last few years. From Scotland and Catalan, to Venice, France, the UK, and now loud calls can even be heard in California and...

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A World Without Nation-States

A World Without Nation-States

by Mark Nestmann I’m a child of the 1960s and 1970s. I grew up in the era of the war in Vietnam, hippies, LSD, and “do your own thing.” My friends and I never understood how the “land of the free” could round up eighteen-year-old boys and force them to fight in a war...

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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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