... is scheduled
the guest speaker for the 192nd meeting of the Karl Hess Club, to convene
on June 21, 2010.
Otey on "Secession or Succession?"
William Otey says: "Throughout the
course of human history there have come about certain times when the connection
between citizens and government has reached a breaking point; when the
bonds that have sustained and held that relationship together have become
so tainted by betrayal, so debased by force and coercion, so corrupted
by acts of brazen dishonesty and malfeasance that the bonds of that relationship
have become (for all intents and purposes) like shackles."
What is the solution for the individual
acting in his own behalf, and in concert with like-minded fellows?
Should we stay or should we go?
Otey suggests that secession -- seperating
from an existing jurisdiction and installing a new political regime --
is one answer. An alternative is founding a new country -- finding
land area available to which to move and installing a new political regime
-- a succession.
Otey continues: "We've started an organization
that has as its guiding principal the intention to build a new and free
Nation. At its core it is a very simple idea. What we propose
is that there are literally millions of people around the world who wish
to be free and that if just a fraction of those people pool their talents
and resources land could be purchased from an existing country and a completely
new Nation could be built based on the understanding that human beings
have an absolute Right to live free and completely unfettered by any person
or any government and that these Rights are natural and unalienable.
"Those of us who started this organization
have come to the sad conclusion that there is no county now on earth that
any longer truly upholds this ethos and protect their citizens from the
controlling and often corrupt and tyrannical actions of political leaders.
"Those of us who live in the United
States have also come to the painful conclusion that our Country can no
longer be fixed. This is not an easy thing for most of us to face
and recognize. We will go into this understanding in greater detail
at the beginning of part two of this series. We believe that as long as
a person is not out to harm another person, that the government should
have absolutely no right of control, coercion or force whatsoever over
Otey will also discuss some ideas for
the political disposition of a new libertarian country.
William Otey owns and operates a small
business in southern California. He holds a Bachelor's degree from
the University of New Mexico. "I risked my life on fishing boats
in Alaska for that degree so I might as well state it as part of my background."
Otey became a Libertarian in 1993.
He believes that the only way to insure individual freedom and liberty
is for people to create a new country. He is one of the founding
members of the Free New Nation organization. For details see: LibertyNation.org.