The right of personal secession.
August 11, 2008
All rights are human rights. They reside in the human person. The right of association is also the right of disassociation, for neither makes sense without the other. The right of secession is generally thought of as the right of one territory to disassociate itself politically from another. Kritarchy recognizes the right of personal secession, again because every right is a human right first and only. Groups do not have rights, though every member of a group has all human rights by virtue of their humanity.
A blog entry at Lew Rockwell reports on a survey which shows that a substantial number of Americans believe in the right of secession. That is good news for kritarchists, who seek to exercise the right of secession, not territorially but personally.