Monday, February 1, 2010

The Inalienable Right To Secede by Scott Lazarowitz

The Inalienable Right To Secede by Scott Lazarowitz-I thought this was a good article.

He notes:
Within the inalienable rights to life and liberty, as recognized in the Declaration of Independence, is the right to independence. People have a right not to be compelled to be dependent on the federal government’s monopoly of territorial protection and jurisdiction. If people within a particular territory have a right of independence and a right of self-determination, then they have a right to secede from the federal “union.” This is reinforced by the Declaration of Independence, which states that “it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.” And Thomas Jefferson later noted, “...If any state in the Union will declare that it prefers a continuance in the union....I have no hesitation in saying, 'let us separate'...”

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