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The Borders Between US States Are Obsolete

• https://www.zerohedge.com by Ryan McMaken

Since 2021, a similar idea has persisted in having Weld County, Colorado join the State of Wyoming. In 2016, California activists sought a vote on splitting the enormous state into 6 states. It failed to get enough signatures, but in 2018, a similar proposal for 3 new states did get enough signatures. A statewide vote was only avoided because the State Supreme Court panicked and pulled the measure from the ballot with little legal justification.

This year, voters in San Bernardino County in California approved a proposal to "study" secession as a first step in separation. Meanwhile, in Oregon, voters in 11 counties have voted to direct county officials to pursue "relocation of the state border." In Illinois, activists in Madison County (near St. Louis) have led an effort in which voters in three counties have voted to "explore" secession from Illinois.

When activists propose changes to the current boundaries of US member states, a common reaction from supporters of the political status quo is to scoff. "Not gonna happen" is what they often say, and it's assumed that such measures are both impractical and unnecessary. As usual, we're told that "democracy" will somehow magically solve any conflicts that have been growing between the states' metropolitan cores and their distant, outlying frontiers far from the seats of power.

The knee jerk opposition we so often encounter to such measures is rather odd given that the nation's current state borders were drawn, in most cases, well over a century ago. In many cases state boundaries were drawn more than two centuries ago. 

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Comment by PureTrust
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I believe that the people at https://www.proadvocate.org/ are the original (and maybe best) for today's PMA. Watch "Outside of Government Reach PMA - Private Membership Association - Karl Dahlstrom ProAdvocate Group" > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJJiSMcJKaE.

Comment by PureTrust
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Note that blockchain methods are advantageous in several ways. One way is that some States limit PMAs to a certain maximum number of members. But all States maintain the minimum number of members as being 'two members'. Blockchain could be used to make any two members to have exactly the same kind of PMA as any other two members, without that they be members of the same PMA as any other two. This would allow a member to hold membership in millions of PMAs, which were all the same, thereby bringing back to the people the idea of being Kings and Queens over their own property (lives). Blockchain would also allow certifiable and verifiable, basic PMA adherence rules to be written once, and to be adopted by millions. They would make copies for verification and certification, of course. Development needed.

Comment by PureTrust
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Regarding the below request: Go to the FP Archives > Search by Keyword, and in the Google search box search on "Private Membership Association." Two links are here https://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Newspaper/316345-2021-11-27-private-membership-associations.htm and here https://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Media/316021-2021-11-19-2021-11-19-ernest-interviews-aaron-bowman-on-private-membership.htm. There is at least one more.

Comment by NakedSheriff
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That's an interesting take Ed. Does Ernie have any episodes covering PMAs?

Comment by PureTrust
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Consider the freedom offered by the 9th Amendment here https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/ninth_amendment and here https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution-conan/amendment-9/ninth-amendment-current-doctrine. Then check out Private Membership Associations (PMA) here https://duckduckgo.com/?q=private+membership+association&ia=web. Then form a PMA using blockchain technology to make loads of PMAs that all have the same ideology. The memberships are a form of privacy that can treat its members as a State, without the formal federal or state governments having anything to say about it. Since PMAs are written, the courts have already decided in privacy's favor for well over 100 years.



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