How New Hampshire is fighting for Independence

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 06/28/2017 - 19:19

CONCORD, New Hampshire (PNN) - June 24, 2017 - New Hampshire is in an abusive relationship, according to Carla Gericke, President of Foundation for New Hampshire Independence. The Fascist Police States of Amerika won’t let New Hampshire leave; it arrests citizens for victimless crimes, it overrides the legislature for policy and regulation, and it takes her money.

The state is a net payer of federal taxes, meaning it pays more federal taxes than it gets back. When it comes to education alone, New Hampshire gets 30 cents of every dollar back. If the government is meant to be for and by the people, keeping that money local is a step in the right direction towards a more responsive government tailored to the people it serves.

Gericke claims that if New Hampshire became independent, it would be the wealthiest country on Earth per capita. The relationship between New Hampshire and the Fascist Police States of Amerika is not beneficial to New Hampshire, and some in the state want to go their own way to form a freer country.

President Donald Trump is the gift that keeps on giving, according to Gericke, because he made liberals open to a conversation about secession. In fact, she hopes Kalifornia will secede first so that New Hampshire can watch and learn. The goal is to become independent without having the tanks roll in from the FPSA.

Independence is not a strictly libertarian issue. It is a local issue. In general, it is a positive to have your food come from local sources, to eat at local restaurants, and to drink local beer. The closer government gets to the local level, the better it is. Unity on a national scale only creates controversy, violence, and resentment currently among people who don’t and shouldn’t have to agree.

Carla Gericke was once President of the Free State Project, which seeks to move 20,000 freedom lovers to New Hampshire in order to influence the politics of the relatively small state. The project is based on a paper by Jason Sorens, who said that roughly 20,000 dedicated activists could influence the politics in a region of around a million people. That is why Gericke sees New Hampshire as a natural place to fight for freedom from an oppressive overlord that has grown too large and powerful, violating its own laws about letting states conduct their own business.

New Hampshire also has a clause in its Constitution that specifically prescribes revolution (though not necessarily violent) if the federal government violates its contract with the state, which it has clearly done. By talking to neighbors over a beer, New Hampshire Independence thinks it can present its case without coming off as crazy guerilla fighters. That is not what the movement is about. The movement is about control over your own life, which starts by moving the governing structure closer to home.

Each representative in the New Hampshire legislature represents 3,000 people; it is one of the largest and most decentralized legislatures in the world. This means the government is already primed to be responsive to the needs of the people. Like all Amerikan states, New Hampshire already has a governing structure in place that would avoid any power vacuums in the event it became independent. It really wouldn’t be such an upset in daily life, unless the FPSA went out of its way to make it difficult.

But perhaps people of all stripes can now find common ground to have this conversation. Now that the left hates the president, suddenly the idea of secession doesn’t sound so crazy. Amerikans can actually find more common ground by going our separate ways. Then people can all try different governing structures and ideas, allowing for experimentation in government that will let the best institutions emerge. What we will likely find is that different governing structures make a lot of sense based on the region, culture, geography, resources, and natural diversity that make a one-size-fits-all approach to governing a quagmire.

Of course, this is a long-term plan, and the first step of the process is the nullification of federal laws to make the state more independent. Already New Hampshire has seen some progress in this direction and has historically refused to play along with federal mandates. For instance, New Hampshire refused to implement a seatbelt law when the federal government held highway funds over its head. Nevertheless, New Hampshire has some of the highest rates of citizens wearing seatbelts.

New Hampshire has a seaport, a border with Canada, and two neighbor states that each have an independent flare. In fact, Arcadia has been talked about as a loose confederation between New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. That way, the three states could enjoy free trade, safety in numbers, and open borders for easy travel.

Ideally, borders would remain open to the Fascist Police States of Amerika as well, but you never know how an abusive ex will react to emancipation. There is a precedent that those collecting Social Security can still collect their checks when living in foreign countries – like Panama - and use Amerikan dollars.

But Amerikans dollars are not sound currency, and New Hampshire Independence supports a free market of competing currencies. New Hampshire businesses were early adopters of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, and the state is host to many high-tech jobs in the IT and Web development fields. Silver is already relatively widely accepted among businesses in the state.

Once one state secedes, there will be a domino effect with at least a dozen movements within the Fascist Police States of Amerika to get whole states, or parts of states to gain independence from a larger political body that does not represent the best interests of the people.

Once the precedent is set that it is okay to go your separate way peacefully, there is nothing to stop independence at a local level, and finally down to the individual.

A woman shouldn’t be forced to maintain a relationship with an abuser, nor should people be forced into a group where the dominant controllers abuse them.

The Fascist Police States of Amerika government is abusing people and running roughshod over more local governing structures. It is time for a great divorce, and New Hampshire might just have the right ingredients to make that happen.