Re: Singularity: Can't happen here

From: Brian Phillips (
Date: Mon Sep 10 2001 - 11:30:24 MDT

From: Mike Lorrey <>
Subject: Re: Singularity: can't happen here

Samantha Atkins wrote:
> This is nearly a declaration of war. Any one got any suggested
> new homes for ex-US citizens? If this passes there will be
> little reason to be here.
Mike Lorrey wrote
<I think that the best option is secession of some small population US
state. Look at the Free State Project (,
which seeks to get 20,000 libertarian minded people to move to one state
to tip its political balance toward libertarian policies if not outright
secession. Current top candidates are New Hampshire and Alaska, among
others like Wyoming, etc. Note that the secessionist party in Alaska
allegedly got 25% of the vote in the last election, and New Hampshire
has elected more libertarian state legistlators (25) in the last ten
years than any other.>
  I have to say Alaska would be the best bet. 620,000 population.
Not sure whether that includes military personnell. You'd have to be
prepared for some shenigans involving absentee voting by all the
military personnel who spent a tour in Alaska and declared it their
home of record to get the resident stipend :)
  It's arguably the best state to go it alone, geographically isolated,
plentiful rescources, not sharing a common border with the states is
helpful. But maybe the most important part is only Hawaii has a
better legitimate legal justification for seccession.
  Bringing about a statewide referendum on the "4 choices" wouldn't
be nearly as difficult to pull off as trying to get a plurality in Wyoming.
To say nothing of trying to run an independant country out of New


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