The United States: land of the free, home of the brave… Sure. In your dreams.
At this point, libertarians with any sense should know that the U.S. was nothing of the sort. Ever. Not before the war of independence and not since. The reasonable Articles of Confederation were rendered null and void quickly by the Constitution, which was no more than a coup by a moneyed and landed oligarchy looking to keep all their special privileges and advantages, except that the British were out of the way and the American post-colonial oligarchy was running the place instead. The Founding Fathers, and other “revolutionaries” either were Tory conservative oligarchs or ended up turning into them once victory was all but secured. Only a small hand full of them were men of integrity: Patrick Henry, George Mason, a few others. But the conservative oligarchs and friends (Washington, Hancock, Hamilton, Madison, Franklin, the Adamses etc) were victorious. Read about this in Murray Rothbard’s “Conceived in Liberty: volume 4”.
And so the constitution was not a document that lauded in an era, and a nation, of liberty, but one that laid the foundation of the United States of today. A nation of empire, of rights violations and small tyranny, of welfare and warfare, of corruption and power mongers, and of collectivism.
There is a nation that currently is not being tangibly given form, but certain it is theoretically and spiritually. What is stopping it from taking place in reality? It is the standard imperialistic practice of the common, power-monger ruled nations of Croatia and Serbia (of which Croatia, hypocritically, once declared its independence and “liberty” from greater Yugoslavia). There is a tiny piece of land that is unclaimed, right between Croatia and Serbia, on the Danube river. This piece of land has been claimed and baptized as Liberland, the very first real libertarian nation. But Croatian police arrest anyone that dares enter the land, even from outside Croatian borders. Liberland has thus far not been recognized by any so-called “official” nation-state.
The organization has been set in motion some time ago, and a prototype constitution has already been drafted.
Any libertarian that would be interested in taking note what a constitution would look like for a REAL free country, as opposed to a fake one, should read this constitution here. Bear in mind that Liberland is not anarchocapitalistic, but minarchistic.
This is what the U.S. constitution should have looked like, if it was truly a document about the liberties and rights of citizens.
But of course, then it wouldn’t be dropping bombs on dozens of countries, taxing people into oblivion, condoning all kinds of privacy and rights violations and all other types of conduct more befitting a belligerent and petty tyrannical state where even having a lemonade stand in front of your house requires getting permission from the government.