Re: [Free State Project] a geography nit
- Is autonomy a goal? Yes, I think so. But to what degree is the question. Other than what I have
read on the site, I am not sure what the founders view as the ultimate "goal". I think it is to
change a targeted state to a Libertarian-like society, to prove those freedom concepts to the rest
of the US/world; and do what is needed to make it happen, as long as it is peaceful and moral. We
want other states to change as well, after we lead by example. But other states might not, or it
might take them longer.
Now part of doing that involves cutting many ties and programs with the Feds. And how will the Feds
respond to that? What about the standardized Drivers Licenses the states are working on now, which
is a National ID in disguise? The discussion because of 9/11/01 and it is aiming to add bar codes
or smart chips with biometrics data to state drivers licenses and make it uniform for all 50 states.
What happens when this state the FSP is agreed upon and everyone starts moving there? This "new"
drivers license will probably be in place and we will all have to get new drivers licenses as new
residents. Then we will try and pass state law and "opt-out" of the Federal program tying all 50
states together. Will they say, "OK, no problem."
I think having the option of real independence and freedom should be there. Whether it is enacted
or not. Maybe it will need to be enacted temporarily. Maybe permanently. Maybe not at all. But
if you geopolitically choose a poor location, you never have that option.
And couldn't those that wanted a break from the cold all vacation to Florida like the rest of the
snow birds? :^)
BTW, Wolf and Thor are one in the same. :^)
Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> > A little interesting dialog about that topic on the Free-Market Forum....[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> > http://www.free-market.net/forums/freestate0202/messages/935090900.html
> Hmm, I didn't know there was discussion going on there. The question is
> whether autonomy is an ultimate goal, or whether the FSP effort will not
> be taken seriously if that option (threat?) cannot be taken seriously. I
> agree with "wolf" (who posted on the website) that no one is ever going to
> seriously consider that a landlocked state is seeking sovereignty.
> Peter Saint-Andre
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> And couldn't those that wanted a break from the cold all vacation to Florida like the rest of theMaybe the Bahamas or Cayman Islands would be a better choice!
> snow birds? :^)
> BTW, Wolf and Thor are one in the same. :^)OK, thanks for the clarification. :)