WA Delegate (non-executive): The Republic of The United States of Patriots (elected )
Founder: The Founder of Liberosia
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Embassies: Right to Life, International Republican Union, Sunalaya, Capitalist Libertarian Freedom Region, Gay Equality, Capitalist Paradise, The Great American Union, Conservative League, The Holy Church of Roads, LCRUA, The Mystical Council, The League of Conservative Nations, Zentari, International Debating Area, Future Earth, The Commonwealth of Crowns, and 11 others.United Empire of Islam, The LCRUA, Free Market Federation, Conservative Optimism Organization, The Gordo Alliance of Got Beef, Federation of Conservative Nations, The Great Universe, Atlantis, Union of Christian Nations, League of Christian Nations, and Greece.
Construction of embassies with The Republican Antilles has commenced. Completion expected .
Construction of embassies with The New Gordo Alliance of Got Beef has commenced. Completion expected .
Tags: Anarchist, Anti-Communist, Anti-Fascist, Capitalist, Conservative, Democratic, Egalitarian, Featured, Free Trade, LGBT, Liberal, Libertarian, and 5 others.Medium, National Sovereigntist, Offsite Chat, Regional Government, and Social.
Regional Power: Moderate
Today's World Census Report
The Most Stationary in Libertatem
Long-term World Census surveillance revealed which nations have been resident in their current region for the longest time.
As a region, Libertatem is ranked 8,712th in the world for Most Stationary.
|1.||The Primordial Republic of Miencraft||Anarchy||“Vidiy ner Esae Esaeiy Minsarkh”|
|2.||The Lack of A better name||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Things fall apart”|
|3.||The Duke of Reagan City of Rateria||Anarchy||“For Rateria!”|
|4.||The Commonwealth of Narland||Anarchy||“Are We There Yet?”|
|5.||The Republic of The United States of Patriots||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Don't Tread On Me”|
|6.||The Retired President of Pevvania||Anarchy||“Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death”|
|7.||The Private Citizens of Jadentopian Order||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Condealus Vult!”|
|8.||The Retired President of VenomRingo||Capitalizt||“Speak softly, and carry a big stick.”|
|9.||The Free Republic of Suzi Island||Capitalizt||“They are interdimensional demons”|
|10.||The Supremacy of Jinkyr||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“If you choose the action, accept the consequences”|
- : The Republic of Wyattish arrived from The Pacific.
- : The Devout Democracy of Kenway Island of the region The Gordo Alliance of Got Beef cancelled the closure of its embassy in Libertatem.
- : Embassy cancelled between The smolcastic federation and Libertatem.
- : The Kingdom of Salvator Dextrum of the region The New Gordo Alliance of Got Beef agreed to construct embassies.
- : The Non-Existent Roads of Highway Eighty-Eight proposed constructing embassies with The New Gordo Alliance of Got Beef.
- : The Non-Existent Roads of Highway Eighty-Eight agreed to construct embassies with The Republican Antilles.
- : Embassy cancelled between Lardyland and Libertatem.
- : Embassy cancelled between Allied Federation of Nations and Libertatem.
- : Embassy cancelled between Circumspice and Libertatem.
- : Embassy cancelled between The Epician Islands and Libertatem.
Libertatem Regional Message Board
Trump, I believe, views free trade as an end goal. We live in a world of states that will do anything to ensure that their economies, and the rent-seeking voting blocs that live within them, are 'taken care of'. Free trade has to be equal and fair on both sides, and we have really not seen that in practice. Dozens and possibly hundreds of nations use subsidies, currency manipulation and indeed tariffs of their own to prop up their own economies. Trump is leveling the playing field by using tariffs as leverage, and by doing so can (and has, in many cases) bring down trade barriers on both sides. This is why Ron Paul called NAFTA 'managed trade' and called for its repeal.
And at a geopolitical level, I think it's absolutely necessary we confront China using any means necessary, because it's clear if their actions (both political and economic) continue unabated, they will replace America as the world's superpower.
The Trump Presidency should lay bare to the left the danger of expansive executive authority. It grew to monstrous heights under Bush and grew even further under Obama. When we protested this would lead to adverse consequences, we were dismissed as "conspiracy theorists". But now that Obama's "pen and phone" presidential model has been taken to new heights under Trump, will Democrats learn their lesson? I doubt it. They just want the right dictator in power.
I do think, though, that Trump has weakened federal power on net.
You and others may disagree with me, but I actually agree with a program to improve American infrastructure. I think one of the few roles the government should play is facilitating commerce and greasing the wheels of the economic machine. I would like to see privatization of poorly-performing government authorities and infrastructure networks, and of course widespread deregulation to cut through odious planning and labor laws that can delay infrastructure projects for years on end. But I also think some grants from the federal government will be necessary to start some of these projects, which will mean a lot of federal dollars spent on improvements and construction. Am I wrong?
I think we generally agree on many things (such as deregulation, living within budget, real money, honest banking, privatization, limited government etc) but disagree on the particulars of returning to Constitutional governance.
I am a strong Federalist (generic definition), such that each jurisdiction should be responsible for and is more likely to care for its own stuff (infrastructure) when that infrastructure is in control of the persons most directly utilizing it, either as a public utility benefiting those citizens directly (who own the controlling interest through enfranchisement), or competitive private contractor(s) (also controlled in the aforementioned process). Privatization at the most local jurisdiction prudent is my preference.
We don't need Federal monetary grants to do that. We just need the government to get out of the way. IMO the best government grant is when the government does get out of the way for the People rise to the occasion to do what they do best as self-governing individuals. The Fabian Socialist "rational professional administrative" bureaucrat state has, is, and continues to fail us -- as it was meant only to be a tool for Socialist transformation. It must be dismantled and there deeds to be a return back to Lawful governance.
An argument can be made for Federal maintenance of coastal waterways, postal roads specifically, armories, and such, but not for our local, state, and national roadways in general, and nothing for cities, ranches, farms, and individuals in particular unless they are in a duly constituted Federal Service (except for Washington, DC and infrastructure in the Federal Territories and Trusts). The only thing I want to see from the federal government is to progress to spending and consuming less than 5% of the GDP/GDI without destroying the Navy and National Guard effectiveness (as an idealized target, not as a hard target).
As someone who was raised on a ranch, and as part of communities that built and maintained our own roads (its not that difficult, and better quality better engineered roads can be made/maintained at a fraction of the cost), I will personally attest that we can do it better than some nameless, faceless bureaucratic highway district or transportation department that has no interest in the communities they supposedly serve and in many cases no understanding, nor direct engineering skill/expertise in roads allocated to the department that they oversee.
Couldn't some infrastructure projects be justified by the interstate commerce clause? And I do totally agree about a return to federalism and constitutional adherence; I am thinking with my consequentialist hat on this one.
"Taxation isn't theft"
~ Literally the most retarded person ever