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To: StevenA
The other flaw is that even if they were successful in getting a libertarian style government, the fed would never ever tolerate it and would crush it one way or another.


As for the "it takes a school to bankrupt a village" quip... that comes from the Coalition of New Hampshire Taxpayers.

Many more where that came from; see

http://freestateproject.org/about/essay_archive/verbal-arsenal.jsp

Brought to you by the same state that gave us what I believe is the only bill before a state legislature which would (if passed) *prohibit* residents from paying taxes to the Internal Robbery Squadron.
12 posted on 03/27/2004 6:37:44 PM PST by Dada Orwell (www.freestateproject.org)
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To: Dada Orwell
Whoops...error in my previous message...the following line:

<< The other flaw is that even if they were successful in getting a libertarian style government, the fed would never ever tolerate it and would crush it one way or another. >>

...was a quote from an FR particpant, and I forgot to bracket it and to respond to it.

Anyway, my response is....the existence of Federal heavyhandedness is all the more reason why a Free State Project is needed.


13 posted on 03/27/2004 6:39:59 PM PST by Dada Orwell (www.freestateproject.org)
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To: Dada Orwell; spatzie
The other flaw is that even if they were successful in getting a libertarian style government, the fed would never ever tolerate it and would crush it one way or another.

They might consider it, but note that during the breakup of the Soviet Union, though the Soviets considered something when the Estonians broke away from the old government, it didn't come to that. The price, interms of international censure and possible involvement would have been to high for them to pay, and possibly for Washington as well.

And while it's not easy to win a fight against a ruthless bully, it can sometimes be accomplished if his pants are on fire at the time....

-archy-/-

14 posted on 03/27/2004 8:36:09 PM PST by archy (Concrete shoes, cyanide, TNT! Done dirt cheap! Neckties, contracts, high voltage...Done dirt cheap!)
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