Journal: Vermont Commons, Secession, & Collapse

05 Civil War, 08 Wild Cards, 11 Society, Civil Society, Collective Intelligence, Ethics, Reform
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Secession is Constitutional, Abraham Lincoln’s unconstitutional pillaging and looting of the South not-with-standing.   Few are sufficiently educated to actually know that Lincoln did not free the slaves of the north and west and did not have the Constitutional authority to suspend habeas corpus, conscript men of the north, borrow money to wage war on peacefully seceeeding members of the Union of STATES that voluntarily entered a compact, or to occupy the south by force of arms for twelve years.  In Canada the Supreme Court has found for Quebec on the matter of secession, and the Yukon and Northwest Territories are both acutely aware of the options they have.  Further North Greenland has declared independence from Denmark.  Alaska remains a wild card–Sarah Palin could have been President of the North, but got sucked into the ideological maelstrom of an imploding Republican Party.  All that by way to introduction to the Vermont Commons.  Maine and Vermont are two of the states most likely to actually seceed from the Union if the US Government does not heal itself fairly soon.  The only way to preserve the Union going into the next decade is to rapidly restore the legitimacy and efficacy of governance–this can only be done by getting a grip on reality and devising policies, programs, and budgets in harmony with reality.

Below are some Reviews that bear on the above subject.

The Vermont Manifesto (Paperback)

Review: Secession: How Vermont and All the Other States Can Save Themselves from the Empire

Review: A Constitutional History of Secession

Review: One Nation, Indivisible? A Study of Secession and the Constitution

Is Secession Treason?

Review: Soft Despotism, Democracy’s Drift: Montesquieu, Rousseau, Tocqueville, and the Modern Prospect

Review: Leave Us Alone–Getting the Government’s Hands Off Our Money, Our Guns, Our Lives

Harvest Of Rage: Why Oklahoma City Is Only The Beginning

Review: Secession, State, and Liberty

Review: Our Undemocratic Constitution–Where the Constitution Goes Wrong (And How We the People Can Correct It)

Review: After Collapse: The Regeneration of Complex Societies

Review: Cracking the Code–How to Win Hearts, Change Minds, and Restore America’s Original Vision

Review: Is Democracy Possible Here?: Principles for a New Political Debate

Election 2008 Chapter: Legitimate Grievances

Review: Spoiling for a Fight–Third-Party Politics in America

Review: Integral Consciousness and the Future of Evolution

Review: The Starfish and the Spider–The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations