New Hampshire Independence

The United States have become so divided over the last decade. Republicans and Democrats are each living in their own echo chamber, disagreeing on basic principles, and having opposing ideas on which direction the country should go. Libertarians just want the government to leave peaceful people alone so they can make their own decisions. Many people are now advocating for a peaceful “National Divorce.”

The Declaration of Independence reminds us that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of our unalienable rights, including Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness, “it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

It’s time to reconsider what powers New Hampshire has delegated to the Federal government. Most of us don’t want to be ruled from afar by D.C. or California, any more than our forefathers wanted to be ruled by Great Britain.

Article 7 of New Hampshire’s Constitution clearly supports our right to secede. It states: “The people of this State have the sole and exclusive right of governing themselves as a free, sovereign, and independent State; and do, and forever hereafter shall, exercise and enjoy every power, jurisdiction, and right, pertaining thereto, which is not, or may not hereafter be, by them expressly delegated to the United States of America in Congress assembled.”

The Libertarian Party of New Hampshire believes that our local New Hampshire representatives are more capable of protecting our rights than the federal government. As New Hampshire’s Constitution states: “whenever the ends of government are perverted, and public liberty manifestly endangered, and all other means of redress are ineffectual, the people may, and of right ought to reform the old, or establish a new government.

That time has come and we support CACR32, to allow the citizens of our state to vote on our independence.

Update: 2020’s CACR32 failed to pass in the NH House on a 323-13 vote.. It will be brought up again.

The Libertarian Party of New Hampshire is the third-largest party in the state. As Libertarians, we defend each person’s right to engage in any activity, as long as they don’t violate the rights of others, and we welcome the diversity that freedom brings. We seek a world of liberty; a world in which all individuals control their own lives and are never forced to compromise their values or sacrifice their property. We believe that no conflict exists between civil order and individual rights and that individuals, groups, or governments should not initiate force against other individuals, groups, or governments