Why should New England secede and become its own independent nation?
- Better electoral system: When we secede, New England will have all elections of public office decided by a popular vote. The government should be comprised of individuals chosen by the majority (or plurality). Furthermore, we want Ranked Choice Voting, which would give New England the opportunity to have a multi-party political system. We want to move beyond the two-party duopoly.
- Better government system: We believe that New Englanders should be represented in Parliament proportional to their population, and that we deserve a sane representative to population ratio. As you can see in this chart, the United States population per legislator keeps going up, yet the Americans refuse to expand the number of seats in their Congress.
- Smaller countries = less chaos. As population goes up linearly, chaos goes up exponentially. There’s a reason why all of the countries with the best law and order, highest living standards, and lowest crime rate tend to be small. We want New England to function like Monaco or Norway, not the US, China, or India.
- Fiscal differences: New England (along with New Amsterdam, the Tidewater Area, California, and Cascadia) pays more money to the federal US government than we get out. The United States continues to tax us unfairly and funnel the money to failing states in the South, Midwest, and Appalachia. These states refuse to take care of themselves or enact sane policies; they are perpetually reliant on federal aid. The money New England sends to the US government ends up funding incessant foreign wars, useless border walls, and social programs for Southerners because they refuse to fund their own.
- Cultural drift: The Civil War never ended – it just became cold. The median New Englander wants to live in a sensible society – one that listens to science, abstains from foreign wars, spends tax money on practical social projects (road maintenance, public transportation, education, public health, environmental protection), values intelligence, and tolerates diversity. The median person in the South, Midwest, and Appalachia has different values. As we drift further apart on issues related to religion, public health, science, the environment, animal welfare, diversity, taxation, government spending, war, and education, we must separate and find our own destinies.
How can I become an NEIC team member?
We’re looking for the following things for team members:
- Time/commitment: You should be willing to spend 1-3 hours per week doing internet marketing. Posting things on our reddit, helping us with instagram, and getting your friends to sign our petition.
- Tech skills and constant communication: We communicate primarily on Facebook chat and secondarily on Reddit chat. We require new admin team members to have Facebook and Facebook Messenger that they check at least 3-4x a week. Reddit is not required but strongly encouraged.
- Transportation and event attendance: All admin team members must have a means of transportation to attend one live-event per year. This could be a protest, or a team member social meetup. Events can happen anywhere in New England, but usually happen in Boston or Providence.
- Inclusivity: As the NEIC has a policy of non-partisanship, we accept all non-fascists as team members. Our admin team spans the ideological spectrum. All team members must be willing to work with people from all walks of life and from all ideologies (except fascism).
If you feel that you meet all criteria, please send us a message at https://www.facebook.com/NEIndependence/
I’m in NY/NJ/Atlantic Canada. Can my state/province join the NEIC?
The New England Independence Campaign has committed to being a New England only movement. If you feel strongly about independence, start your own movement as our friends have in California and Cascadia: https://www.newenglandindependence.org/our-friends/ Be the change you wish to see in the world.
What is your stance on immigration/taxes/drugs/foreign policy/health insurance/social programs?
While we believe in some broad values that we feel are inherent to New England culture (right to bear arms, equality before the law for women/ethnic minorities/religious minorities/LGBT, abolition of electoral college, separation of religion and government) we feel that New England independence must come before any particular policy stance. We can only make true progress towards a better future if we first separate ourselves from the United States. Tacking ourselves to a particular ideology or political party would only serve to divide New Englanders and prevent us from reaching our ultimate goal.