For information on current political issues in Cascadia, see Politics of Cascadia.

Political concepts for an independent Cascadia[]

Because many Cascadians, such as supporters of the Cascadian Independence Project, are seeking a withdrawal from American and Canadian political systems and governance, the pure concepts of political science need to be separated from the baggage they have attained within American and Canadian politics. For example, a person viewing themselves as a republican would often be a right-leaning free market and biblical morals advocate in the US, but a progressive anti-monarchist in Canada. As such, we will be maintaining a list of political terms and their meanings for this wiki, and encourage all editors to refer to that list when editing political articles.

Government philosophies[]

Some important ideas for Cascadian governance include:

  • Localism and centralized government
    • Subsidiarity - decisions are made by the most local government.
    • Federalism - decisions are split constitutionally between central and local governments.
    • Centralization - decisions are made by the central government, unless devolved locally. In extreme, referred to as a unitary state.
  • Sovereignty
    • Constitutional monarchy - a symbolic monarch holds reserve and ceremonial powers.
    • Constitutional oligarchy - several representatives of sovereignty hold reserve and ceremonial powers collectively.
    • Multiple sovereignty - different local governments are organized based on different sources of sovereign power, and are integrated only at the national level.
    • Popular sovereignty - power is vested in the people and is transmitted by election to government.
  • Separation of powers

Cascadian government proposals[]