The Venetians lost their ancient independence to the monster Napoleon. Now they want out from under the monstrous central government in Rome. But this would be ‘illegal,” bleats a regimist. And Rome’s cops arrested 20 independence advocates for “terrorism” because of their tractor (see the photo). But highly centralized states like Italy are doomed. Long live “La Serenissima” — the Most Serene Republic of Venice. (Thanks to Robert Hiett)4:01 pm on April 19, 2014 Email Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.