We are very quickly approaching a situation where the federal government will not be able to pay its debts. Germany just turned the USA down when asked to loan money for the bank bailouts. If the bailout goes through, the government will have at least a $1.2 TRILLION deficit this year alone. If it doesn't, we'll "only" have a $400 billion dollar deficit.
So what happens when the USA goes bankrupt?
Well first, they have to lay off their government workers because they can't afford to enforce their laws, meaning it has the very real chance at freedom. The USA is well set up to have the federal government collapse because we have states that would still be able to do basic governance (and only cost about 2-8% of your income to do it). They have basic national defense (national guard), police and criminal codes, courts, etc.
However, the other thing that would happen would be that the dollar - which is backed only by the credit of the US government - would collapse when the USA's credit rating went to crap. That would bring a collapse in the economy till people figured out how to buy/sell without the dollar. THAT could bring mass communism, just as it did in the 1930's. Confiscation of land, gold and silver so that the government can pay its debts will be instituted ...IF the people are scared and dumb enough to go along with it (which, if you ask me, they are. Without a doubt.)
So how do we gain freedom and avoid communism? We have to have enough people in one place that are willing to say "no" and can govern themselves when the federal government is too broke to enforce its will. Right now, almost all states would go along with mass communism if the economy collapsed because there arne't enough people who understand how we got here. But if we had a place that had enough people who understood the problem in one place, we could make the right choice and achieve freedom. California, Maryland, Illinois...they could be free to go to hell on their own.
What I'm saying is, when the Soviet Union collapsed, some of the states broke off and became very free. Others stayed in Russia proper. Others broke off and stayed in corrupt communism. How do we ensure that we have a state that could be governed freely?
What do you think?