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For Immediate Release: September 6, 2017

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North Carolina Constitutional Economist Calls For A National Civil Dissolution

A Civil Dissolution: Solving America’s Intractable Problem of Socialism By Partitioning America Into Free and Slave States

Calabash, N. C.

Citing irreconcilable differences in fundamental American philosophical values, Laurie Thomas Vass argues in her new book, A Civil Dissolution, that allowing the socialists to form their own state in California is the only non-violent solution.

“On every single principle of a natural rights republic, the socialists have an alien, subversive view of America,” Vass states. “The only peaceful, non-violent solution is civil dissolution.”

She argues that natural rights conservatives should encourage the Democrats to form their own new socialist state, and then encourage socialists in other states to move to California.

“When the Democrats shifted from a party that represented the common working class citizens to a globalist socialist party,” she explained, “the basis of Madison’s system of checks and balances was disrupted. Democrats are exploiting the flaws in Madison’s constitutional arrangement to subvert and undermine the constitutional rule of law.”

“At the same moment in history that the Democrats shifted to socialism, the Republicans shifted to a more overt corporate globalist party that did not protect American sovereignty from the dominant Democrat political value system,” she stated.

She noted that since 2008, callers to the Rush Limbaugh radio program have been asking him why the Republicans did not defend American rights from the socialist transformation. Limbaugh has made the argument that Republicans were scared to confront Obama’s socialist transformation, for fear of being called a racist.

“Rush has been wrong about the Republicans,” Vass noted. “The Republicans were not afraid to be called racists because the Democrats always call them racists. The Republicans are collaborators with the socialists. As long as the Republicans can obtain global trading benefits in a one-world, global government, they support the Democrat global socialist agenda.”

“The Republicans can more accurately be described as Vichy Republicans than RINOs,” she stated, “because they collaborate with the Democrat socialists who despise America.”

Vass explained that natural rights conservatives continually make a mistake of treating the socialists with the same type of civility and respect that they grant to each other. “Socialists do not have a moral allegiance to the constitutional rule of law and they have no concept of God-given natural rights because they have no concept of God,” she explained.

She explains that Democrats are incapable of civility and civil reciprocity in their dealings with conservatives. “My book makes the case that a better method of dealing with socialists is to treat them exactly as they treat conservatives.”

“Socialists are not worthy of respect or civility,” Vass stated, “they are only worthy of contempt and ridicule for trying to subvert the constitutional rule of law and the natural rights of citizens. It is useless to engage them in dialogue because they simply regurgitate their socialist talking points.”

The bed rock religious belief of socialists is that America was created as an evil empire, and that the socialist elites know better what is good for citizens, than the citizens themselves. Socialists substitute this part of their ideology for the consent of the governed by rational citizens in a natural rights republic.

“The rhetoric and imagery of slavery,” she noted, “will continue to be used by Democrats, because it is such a useful propaganda tool for making black Americans hate America. In a sinister, and evil political strategy, the Democrats know that if black voters continue to vote 95% Democrat, that the Democrats will have a solid 35% of the total vote in any election.”

Her book concludes with 12 rules for dealing with socialists in the interim period of time that they are creating their own socialist utopia in California.

About the book: A Civil Dissolution: Solving America’s  Intractable Problem of Socialism By Partitioning America Into Free and Slave States, 2017. Printed edition available at $12.99. Kindle ebook edition available at $9.99.

About the author: Laurie Thomas Vass is a regional economist and a registered investment advisor representative of Investment Management & Insurance Advisors, Inc., a North Carolina registered investment advisory firm.

Vass is the author of eight books on the topic of constitutional economics, and has published 90 scholarly articles on the Social Science Research Network author platform.

She is is currently ranked in the top 1.3%, on article downloads, out of 350,000 economic authors, worldwide, on the SSRN platform.

Vass is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has an undergraduate degree in Political Science and a Masters degree in Regional Planning.

Why my Book is important

  1. Provides the 63 million Trump voters the ideology of individual freedom for fighting with liberals about the future of the nation.
  2. Explains why Madison’s constitution failed to protect rights against centralized tyranny.
  3. Explains how and why the Republicans abdicated their responsibility to fight for liberty.
  4. Explains how the Democrats transitioned from the party that traditionally represented the interests of working class citizens to a global socialist party.
  5. Offers a detailed analysis and prescription for restoring a natural rights republic.

GABBY Publishes A Civil Dissolution

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Printed editions available at GABBY (here) $12.99

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July 31, 2017

Civil Dissolution completed! Headed to Create Space.

Here is the Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

A Civil Dissolution: Solving America’s  Intractable Problem of Socialism By Partitioning America Into Free and Slave States

Introduction.                                                 3

Chapter 1. The Rule of Law.                      11

Chapter 2. Economic Growth                    47

and Obedience To The Rule of Law.

Chapter 3. Institutional Separation          76

of Government Power and the

Rule of Law.

Chapter 4. Justice and the                          99

Rule of Law.

Chapter 5. Consent of the Governed       121

and Self Government.

Chapter 6. Res Publica America.              148


Chapter 7. The Role of Truth in a              166

Representative Republic.


Chapter 8. The Rules of Civil                    195

Reciprocity and Mutuality in a

Natural Rights Republic.

Bibliography                                                 227



Update on Progress With Upcoming New Book:

A Civil Dissolution

I began work on Chapter 8 today, titled The Rules of Civil Reciprocity and Mutuality

In this chapter I explain why the moral rules of civil exchange are different for socialists and conservatives.

There is a fundamental incompatibility between moral behavior in the two sets of citizens that is irreconcilable. It is not possible for the groups to live in civil harmony.

As I argue, the best solution to the irreconcilable differences is to allow the socialists t fomr their own state in California, and then encourage socialists from other states to emigrate to California.


Grand Strand Investment Professional Cited By Social Science Research Network (SSRN) In Top 10% of Economists in World

June 20, 2017

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Congratulations Laurie!

You are in the top 10% of Authors on SSRN by total new downloads within the last 12 months.


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The Social Science Research Network (, the world’s largest repository of scholarly economic articles, with articles from over 340,000 economists, and more than 1.7 million users, announced its latest 12 month rankings for article downloads on their global academic platform.


Total New Downloads # of New Papers New Downloads per paper

Grand Strand economist and investment professional, Laurie Thomas Vass, was cited in the top 10% of all authors by SSRN.





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“I always appreciate Michael Jensen’s efforts to release the data on article downloads,” said Vass. “He is the world’s top rated economist on the SSRN platform, and I am astonished at his multi-tasking abilities to both write articles and also manage the SSRN platform.”


Vass writes about the relationship between an increase in the supply of venture capital in a metro region, and the regional rate of technology commercialization.


“In recent years, I have shifted my focus away from capital markets to an area called “constitutional economics” because I am so concerned about the direction of this nation towards a centralized socialist system,” she said.


She is currently writing her 8th book, entitled “A Civil Dissolution: Solving America’s Intractable Problem of Socialism By Partitioning America Into Free and Slave States. (forthcoming at


About Laurie Thomas:

Laurie Thomas Vass is a regional economist and a registered investment advisor representative of Investment Management & Insurance Advisors, Inc., a North Carolina registered investment advisory firm.

Vass is a professional money manager, and is the inventor and holder of a research method patent on selecting technology stocks for investment accounts.




GABBY Finishes Chapter 6,  Res Publica America, in A Civil Dissolution.

Laurie Thomas Vass reports that Chapter 6 of her new book A Civil Dissolution is just about done. The book is now 120 pages long, and her dilemma is that she has a lot more to say, but she knows that her readers will revolt if the book goes over 150 pages

NC Economist/Portfolio Manager Cited by Social Science Research Network in top 10% of World’s Economic Authors

Congratulations Laurie!

You are in the top 10% of Authors on SSRN by total new downloads within the last 12 months.

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GABBY Reports Chapter 4 is Finished: Justice and the Rule of Law.

Here is an excerpt from the ending of Ch 4

In Plessy v. Ferguson the Supreme Court held that the state of Louisiana did not violate the Fourteenth Amendment by establishing and enforcing a policy of racial segregation in its railway system. Harlan disagreed with the majority decision.

John Marshall Harlan II stated that “liberty” was protected by the Fourteenth Amendment as substantive due process:

“The full scope of the liberty guaranteed by the Due Process Clause cannot be found in or limited by the precise terms of the specific guarantees elsewhere provided in the Constitution. This ‘liberty’ is not a series of isolated points pricked out in terms of the taking of property (for  example, debt-lien laws) ; the freedom of speech, press, and religion; the right to keep and bear arms; the freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures; and so on. It is a rational continuum which, broadly speaking, includes a freedom from all substantial arbitrary impositions and purposeless restraints, . . . and which also recognizes, what a reasonable and sensitive judgment must, that certain interests require particularly careful scrutiny of the state needs asserted to justify their abridgment.

The problem with Madison’s Flaw of leaving out the rules of justice is that the decisions about substantive due process are untethered from the constitution. There is no logical end to what socialist judges deem to be authorized by substantive due process, as it now applies to social groups, not natural persons.

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., in 1930, stated the threat of Madison’s flaw in terms of judicial tyranny:

I have not yet adequately expressed the more than anxiety that I feel at the ever increasing scope given to the Fourteenth Amendment in cutting down what I believe to be the constitutional rights of the States. As the decisions now stand, I see hardly any limit but the sky to the invalidating of those rights if they happen to strike a majority of this Court as for any reason undesirable. I cannot believe that the Amendment was intended to give us carte blanche to embody our economic or moral beliefs in its prohibitions. Yet I can think of no narrower reason that seems to me to justify the present and the earlier decisions to which I have referred. Of course the words due process of law, if taken in their literal meaning, have no application to this case; and while it is too late to deny that they have been given a much more extended and artificial signification, still we ought to remember the great caution shown by the Constitution in limiting the power of the States, and should be slow to construe the clause in the Fourteenth Amendment as committing to the Court, with no guide but the Court’s own discretion, the validity of whatever laws the States may pass.

Justice in the natural rights republic was based upon the rule of law, economic reward based upon individual merit (meritocracy), and effective, impartial, limited government.

Justice, in global socialism, is based upon using the power of government to make up for the accidents of birth. The logic of this idea is that oppressed people should have the same “chance” as the capitalists, to rise as far in society as the capitalist.

In global socialism, global socialist elites, in global vanguard political agencies, apply their own arbitrary idiosyncratic criteria to “equal chance.” The American Democrat Party elites apply the global standards of justice to their interpretation of U. S. laws.

For example, the United Nations describes their agency’s interpretation of social justice:

Social justice was born as a revolutionary slogan embodying the ideals of progress and fraternity. Following the revolutions that shook Europe in the mid-1800s, social justice became a rallying cry for progressive thinkers and political activists…. By the mid-twentieth century, the concept of social justice had become central to the ideologies and programmes of virtually all the leftist and centrist political parties around the world. It emerged as an expression of protest against what was perceived as the capitalist exploitation of labour and as a focal point for the development of measures to improve the human condition.

As a central tenet of global socialist ideology, socialists in America are bound together with their socialist brothers and sisters in their global religious belief that wealthy people have an “unearned privilege.” The non-wealthy have an unearned, unfair disadvantage, by accident of their birth.

Global social justice demands that this unearned privilege be remedied by governments around the world.

The socialist federal judges in America deploy substantive due process to enforce the “sameness of opportunity.” Sameness has two components:

  • Using government income transfer payments to help the groups deemed “disadvantaged.”
  • Use government power to punish the advantaged by extracting taxes and enforcing equal opportunity laws to deny the wealthy their privileges of birth.

For example, the socialist political front group, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States.

As they state on their website,

The Leadership Conference works toward the goal of a more open and just society – an America as good as its ideals., “If equality of opportunity were a reality, African Americans, women, people with disabilities and other groups facing discrimination would be fairly represented in the nation’s work force and educational institutions.”

In other words, the socialist federalist judges use quota criteria as the test of substantive due process to achieve equal results for disadvantaged groups. In this version of socialist justice, there must be a proportional representation of white privileged capitalists in prison as there are oppressed people of color.

Rather than equal opportunity for upward occupational mobility, the socialists seek to impose quotas for downward mobility by placing the privileged white capitalists in the same social outcomes as the oppressed.

The two versions of justice are radically opposed, and can not exist in the same nation. The only non-violent solution is to allow socialists to emigrate from the nation that they hate, and allow them to create their own socialist state.

GABBY Reports Progress on the Most Difficult Chapter 3 in Civil Dissolution

Chapter 3 involves 3 topics that are never written about together:

  1. The rule of law
  2. Madison’s principle of the separation of power
  3. The socialist conception of the separation of power

The reason that these topics do not go together is that socialism does not have a comparable principle of the separation of power that is aimed at preserving individual liberty.

In socialism, the vanguard political party is separate from the machinery of the state. The 3 branches of government are unified by the ideology of socialism to enforce the cultural values of the political elites.


GABBY Completes Chapter 2 of

A Civil Dissolution: Solving America’s Intractable Problem of Socialism By Partitioning America Into Free and Slave States

Excerpt from Chapter 2: Economic Growth and Obedience To The Rule of Law

The essential conflict between the cultural values of SJ and natural rights relates to how economic growth contributes to the rule of law. Economic growth and the shared aspiration for individual self-improvement is the force that compels obedience to the rule of law in a natural rights republic.

In the absence of economic growth (increasing the size of the pie), the rule of law does not function in the natural rights republic.

In the SJ rule of law, it is essential that the economic pie not grow because the SJ rule of law is based upon making citizens dependent on welfare payments. The shared aspiration for individual self-improvement is antithetical to the socialist rule of law.

The function of government, in the socialist perspective, is to divide up the pie and distribute the pieces of the pie to their favored “disadvantaged” groups. Socialists do not see society as comprised of individuals, who have a unique welfare function that they are attempting to maximize in the economy.

Rather, socialists see society in terms of collectivist groups, who have a group welfare function, that the socialist elites aim to improve by making the distribution of the pie “fair.”

GABBY Completes Chapter 1 of Upcoming Book:

A Civil Dissolution: Solving America’s Intractable Problem of Socialism By Partitioning America Into Free and Slave States

Stay tuned and follow the progress of the new GABBY book.

In this book, Vass uses the topic of the “rule of law” to describe why the cultural gap between individual liberty and socialism is irreconciable.

For Immediate Release: April 11, 2017

Contact: Laurie Thomas Vass,, 919 975 4856

The Great American Business & Economics Press (GABBY Press) Publishes Reclaiming The American Democratic Impulse

Available at Amazon Kindle

Raleigh, N. C.

Citing the historical legitimacy of the “democratic impulse,” Reclaiming The American Democratic Impulse, argues that more democracy, not less, will restore the rule of law in America.

Vass noted that Sean Wilentz, in The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln, provided a detailed account of how farmers and common citizens have turned to increased democratic activism in troubled times.

“Some influential conservative writers, such as Mark Levin, in The Liberty Amendments, promote the enactment of multiple amendments to the U. S. Constitution, using the second method of amendment outlined in Article V of the Constitution of 1788, to restore the rule of law,” said Vass.

Vass noted that attempting to repair the damaged U. S. Constitution with Levin’s multiple amendments, using the second method of amendment, was impractical. “The second method of amendment has never been successful,” noted Vass, “because Hamilton and Madison deliberately made that method impossible.”

Vass argues that America is vulnerable to a socialist transformation because Madison’s constitution did not proclaim that individual liberty was the end goal of their institutional separation of powers.

“Levin’s amendments do not add the required philosophical remedy to the Federalist’s flaw of omitting the goal of the Union,” she said.

“The pathway back to individual liberty and freedom,” said Vass, “means reclaiming the American Democratic Impulse.”

About GABBY Press: GABBY publishes books about constitutional economics, technology innovation, and the relationship between the rule of law and economic growth. This new book is the eighth book written by Vass. All her books are available at Amazon. Visit for more information about GABBY Press.

For Immediate Release: April 5, 2017

Contact: Laurie Thomas Vass 919 975 4856

North Carolina Investment Advisor Cited by Social Science Research Network in Top 10% of Article Downloads in March of 2017

Vass writes about constitutional economics and technology evolution

Raleigh, N. C.

The Social Science Research Network (, the world’s largest repository of scholarly economic articles, with articles from over 330,000 economists, and more than 1.7 million users, announced its author rankings for article downloads on their academic platform, for the month of March 2017.

SSRN cited Laurie Thomas Vass, President of The Private Capital Market, as one of the top authors on their platform.

Congratulations Laurie! You are in the top 10% of Authors on SSRN by downloads this month.

About Laurie Thomas: Vass is a professional money manager, and is the inventor and holder of a research method patent on selecting technology stocks for investment. She was cited by Peter Tanous, in The Wealth Equation, as one of the top 100 private money managers in the nation.

Vass is the author of eight books and 90 scholarly articles on the SSRN platform.

The most recent book is Reclaiming the American Democratic Impulse (2017). Available at Amazon. Visit for more information.