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Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History
Regulation of immigrants was almost exclusively the domain of state governments during the first 100 years of the United States. Many doubted if federal involvement was Constitutional.
Decentralization and Secession
Yes, democracies give leaders strong incentives to adopt popular policies. But if you study public opinion, you’ll discover that neither libertarian nor wealth-creating policies are very popular.
Iowa's new restrictions on abortion offer the federal courts a new chance to take federalism and decentralization seriously.
If a precedent of secession were accepted, then the disintegration of the central government could potentially continue ad infinitum.
Decentralization and SecessionTaxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy
California's governor refuses to send National Guard troops to the border on Trump's terms. State governments should refuse to send troops far more often than this.
Decentralization and SecessionWar and Foreign Policy
The Second Amendment was motivated by much earlier English ideas about decentralizing the power of the king. It was hardly the invention of Southern slave drivers.
Even The Washington Post admits that secession movements are a key component in promoting peace and ending conflicts.
Even if a section of the US were to today secede for some noble reason (i.e., not slavery), the outcome would still likely be invasion and war.
Decentralization and SecessionPolitical Theory
Nationalism is not a unitary, monolithic phenomenon. If it is aggressive, we should oppose it; if liberatory, we should favor it.
Decentralization and SecessionEntrepreneurshipPrivate Property
In a truly free society, the scope of government easily can be reduced to a much smaller domain than even many friends of freedom often think.