Skip to comments.It's Time to Create New Republics
Posted on 03/01/2018 11:42:46 AM PST by Brian Griffin
Article IV, Section 3 of our Constitution provides that "The Congress shall have the power to dispose of and make all needful rules and regulations respecting the territory or other property belonging to the United States."
A Republican-run state might buy up a few square miles of unoccupied land and sell it and the state sovereignty over it to the federal government.
The federal government might then sell it off to a state-authorized private party who promises to create a new republic on it with:
1. limits on taxation/governmental fees/fines/licensing, and
2. no foreign military force, and
3. no governmental welfare system, and
4. no governmental pension system, and
5. agrees to have certain provisions in its constitution such as a free press, trial by jury, presumption of innocence, etc.
Once the new republic writes up a constitution and installs a government, the United States might enter into a treaty of peace and friendship with the new republic.
Ordinary people would buy lots and erect homes and factories in the new republic. They might pay for their lots with money that the new republic would partially use to buy up gold and silver to create an electronic gold/silver-backed monetary system.
For taxation, up to 1/200 of the money in each account would be skimmed off each midnight for taxation. This would ensure the republic's gold/silver-backed money supply doesn't get hogged up by China or Warren Buffett.
If it takes five days to blow through your weekly pay, this would be roughly equivalent to a 1.25% tax. On a $30,000/year income, that would cost $375/year.
If you don't want to be so taxed, you might choose to use US or EU paper money instead, if available.
Privately-held gold and silver wouldn't get so taxed.
As for Social Security, this would be by the treaty. Citizens of the new republic might have to pay FICA/SE tax on their foreign (US/EU/pound/peso/yen/yuan, etc.) currency income until their parents are dead. Citizens of the new republic might only be able to get US Social Security if they had over 40 US quarters in. The eligibility age might be 80 years less a month for each three quarters in excess of 40.
Apparently you missed American history 101
This reminds me a bit, of a plan Libertarians had, to move in sufficient numbers to one of the states of the US, to elect Libertarians to the legislature and a Libertarian governor.
And then, govern that state using Libertarian principles, and see how it would work in the real world.
to the extent that people see the states as “laboratories” to govern in different ways, we can see results in some places.
For example, California has become increasingly liberal/Democrat/nanny state in some ways. New York City is proud of being a liberal bastion. Other states, especially in the midwest and south, are more traditional/conservative in outlook on the issues of the day.
So do we need new “republics” to test new ideas? In some ways, since we have liberal dominance of some places, we are seeing what unfettered liberalism can be like.
As I recall, we had this discussion back in 1861.
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