I’m a big fan of liberty, my personal political orientation is pretty much libertarian, but I have resigned myself to the fact that libertarianism, along with atheism, rationalism, etc. are oddball norms & views that will never really convince the majority . So I’m glad to see that someone is trying to get libertarians to move to a small state and pool their power. Check it out, The Free State Project. Ex-GNXPer and Lady from Gotham Diana Moon once asked sarcastically that all libertarians should move to the Dakotas and we can have our libertopia there. Well actually…I thought at the time, “sure,” why not?
This nation, this republic, was formed at a time when fewer than 10% of the eligible males in a population of 2.5 million could vote and intermediary institutions were far more powerful (the Senators were elected indirectly through the state legislature, etc.). I am personally skeptical of the scalability of the republican project to 300 million individuals-especially when evolutionary pscyhology tells us that the average human can’t really keep track of more than 150 people as fully-fleshed personalities.
 My political factionalism has waned as my concern for the safety and health of western liberalism has grown.