Secession

From Libertarian Wiki

Secession is the separation of one political entity from another. The Libertarian Party recognizes the right to secede.

Rationale

Secession is advocated on the grounds that it reduces soverignty to a smaller group, closer to the individual. On this basis, support for secession is similar to support for federalism/confederation and decentralization

Opposition

Libertarians may oppose particular secession movements on the basis that the new government would be more repressive than the old. Secession from liberal states in general may be opposed on the basis that it would create new borders and thereby likely restrict the freedom of individuals to travel.

Movements seeking independence or autonomy for particular groups or regions


External links:

  • Long live secession!, an article in Salon.com regarding Vermont secession.