Mises & Ron Paul on Secession Rights – the Soul of (even Democratic) Republics

Mises & Ron Paul on Secession Rights – the Soul of (even Democratic) Republics

Mises:

http://www.mises.org/liberal/ch3sec2.asp
«The right of self-determination in regard to the question of membership in a state thus means: whenever the inhabitants of a particular territory, whether it be a single village, a whole district, or a series of adjacent districts, make it known, by a freely conducted plebiscite, that they no longer wish to remain united to the state to which they belong at the time, but wish either to form an independent state or to attach themselves to some other state, their wishes are to be respected and complied with…To call this right of self-determination the “right of self-determination of nations” is to misunderstand it… [T]he right of self-determination of which we speak is not the right of self-determination of nations, but rather the right of self-determination of the inhabitants of every territory large enough to form an independent administrative unit. If it were in any way possible to grant this right of self-determination to every individual person, it would have to be done. This is impracticable only because of compelling technical considerations, which make it necessary that a region be governed as a single administrative unit and that the right of self-determination be restricted to the will of the majority of the inhabitants of areas large enough to count as territorial units in the administration of the country.»

Ron Paul:

And yes, natural money (historically gold) and (home)schooling, are unifying aspects of catalactic (non-aggresive) secessionism, as opposed to coercive (political) monopolism!

Perhaps surprisingly for the reeducated, free competition, based on the mutual respect of private property (that is, ultimately, of each other’s materially distinct bodily persons), yields and stregthens order, and unity, by strengthening the economic, moral and spiritual norms that fit the structure of reality, and work.

The statist-socialist counterfeit illusions of money, morals and spirituality, on the other hand, can yield only depersonalization & destruction, on a scale fit to the (self)fulfillment of the darkest of nihilist prophecies…

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