Saturday, August 29, 2009


In response to questions, yes, the Republic of New England
is a spoof, but with serious overtones. Certainly, the fiscal
adventures in Washington are insane. We may be playing
with Monopoly money soon. In Italy, a gelato grande costs
three euros, which doesn't seem too bad until you convert it
to USD.

Where are we going in Afghanistan? I bow to the military
strategists for a proper estimate of the situation, but in
management speak (my academic field), it seems like a clear
case of: "Having lost sight of our objectives; we redoubled
our efforts!"

Did you know that the subprime mortgage crisis began with
Massachusetts' own representative, Barney Frank, who
insisted that Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae guarantee the home
mortgage of anyone who wanted one, regardless of ability to
pay. Beware, he's up to more mischief.

Or that the real reason for our involvement in the Middle East
is the refusal of East and West Coast congressmen and senators
to allow offshore drilling along their shores. We could be
nearly self-sufficient in oil from North America resources, if it
were permitted. Alaska is different. They want to drill more;
congress won't let them.

So there is merit in wistful thinking about a nice little country
like Slovenia, mostly unknown and under the radar. New
England almost seceded after suffering an economic collapse
from Jefferson's Embargo Act of 1807. Repeal in 1809 headed
off the movement.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A Lost War

Why the Republic of New England only needs a modest defense force:

Repudiate the National Debt

Why we need to repudiate the national debt of the U.S.A. in The Republic of New England:

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Republic of New England

(Also known as Red Sox Nation)

A congress shall be convened in the city of Boston
in the year 2010 to draft a document of secession
from the United States of America, and a constitution
for the Republic of New England.

The seceding entities shall be the states of
Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont,
New Hampshire, and Maine.

(Possibly, Fairfield County in Connecticut may have
to join New York, as it houses a majority of Yankee

Said states shall send delegates to the congress in the
same number as the total of senators and representatives
each has to the congress of the U.S.A.

Ratification of the constitution shall be by each state
legislature in the manner each chooses.

Ratification by all six entities shall be necessary for
establishment of the Republic of New England.

Some of the issues to be considered in the document
of secession may be:

Repudiation of the national debt incurred by the U.S.A.

Takeover of former federal facilities of the U.S.A.

Replacement of the income tax system with a flat tax.

Discontinuation of all income transfer systems.

Establishment of a modest defense force.

Minimal government activity by the Republic.

Limited central powers of all branches of government.

Maintenance of good relations with neighboring countries.

Full citizenship for anyone after five years of residence.

Parliamentary style of election and governance.