nmoore63 wrote:evil muppet wrote:nmoore63 wrote:I would move to New Hampshire, except its going to get steam rolled by New England when the US decentralizes.
I'll take my chances with Cascadia.
Have all the food, power and natural resources we need.
NH is part of New England. My guess is that in a decentralized US, New England would divide itself between northern New England and southern New England.
There are just differences between the northern three from the southern three. Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine are rural and sparsely populated. They allow open carry of firearms. Northern NH, Vermont and Maine has a french influence.
Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island are more urban and a much higher population density. Gun laws are much more restrictive. The laws are more restrictive in general.
I think there is also a general theme in New England history of resistance to domination by Massachusetts. The other New England states got their start by people fleeing Massachusetts. After they became established as separate colonies there were repeated efforts to bring them under Mass. political control. Pretty much since colonial times resistance to control by Massachusetts seems to define these states. If the United States decentralized or dissolved entirely I think that this tendency will reemerge. Massachusetts would try to assert political control and the other states will push back.
Atanamis wrote:]Thanks for you support! The secessionist talk is the thing that kept me from ever being much of a "Free State Project" supporter. I even read some of their forums for a while 5-7 years ago, but too many of these people are outright anarchists for me to support them.
There are some people in the FSP that support secession. It is a popular idea with us but the FSP is not a secessionist organization. Even though secession is a popular idea with Free Staters I am not aware of anyone who is actively working towards this end.
Cid wrote:Exactly, which is why we're not letting you fuckers jump ship. You are the only ones that could conceivably keep the myth and idea around, and I'd be remiss in my duties as a bastard if I didn't sign up to keep you here and fulfill your manful obligations.
All the talk about how you love the idea/principles/etc don't mean wibble if you're not going to actually do anything other than ditch (with the land).
Stay on the plantation and be a good obedient slave.