We have all heard weird and garbled BS that Gov. Perry of Texas has uttered about secession…..but is he alone? Or is there a case being made elsewhere? Even the “talented” Lou Dobbs seems to be promoting the idea of secession, which shoulkd not be a big surprise since he has demonized immigrants, czars and a president’s citizenship.
A group calling itself Tenth Amendment Center is publishing articles that are notably slanted toward the the concept of secession.
“Decentralization for Socialists: A Brief Primer,” reprinted from LewRockwell.com. The essay argued “a peaceful, just, and democratic solution to a centuries-old problem” would be to “[l]et the people of each sovereign state decide their own fate.” The essayist argued strongly in favor of “decentralization” and bemoaned “the amount of time the modern statists, particularly on the Left, spend labeling the idea of decentralization and secession as ‘kooky.’ ” [Tenth Amendment Center website, posted 8/25/09]
“State sovereignty is a long-standing American tradition.” In a partially republished Charleston City Paper commentary by Jack Hunter, Hunter cited Kirkpatrick Sale, “author and director of the Mulberry Institute, a pro-secession think tank,” as saying, “Of course, it is true that the particular secession of 1861-65 did not succeed, but that didn’t make it illegal or even unwise. It made it a failure, that’s all. The victory by a superior military might is not the same thing as the creation of a superior constitutional right.” Hunter added, in the part of his commentary reprinted on the Tenth Amendment Center’s website: “Sale raises a good point. If the Founding Fathers had lost the American Revolution to Great Britain, would the colonial’s quest to secede from England have been decided forever, all because of a military loss? The idea that the U.S. could still be an outpost of the British Empire is one that many today would find as laughable as some find secession.” [Tenth Amendment Center website, posted 5/19/09]
“Guns, Gold, Secession.” The post by contributor Karen De Coster praised recent state legislative activity, in which “[t]wenty-eight states are invoking the law of the land, the U.S. Constitution, by rolling out legislation to assert their sovereignty as free states in order to keep from being undermined by the never-ending swarm of unrestrained federal decrees.” De Coster argued that “[g]uns are the tools with which you defend yourself, not only from the local criminal who wants what you have, but even more so, they provide free men with the capability for physical resistance from a federal government whose expansion of powers and oppressive tactics are out of control.” And, the post concluded, “The only way to get this oppressive tyrant — known as the federal government — off our back is to break away from it and start anew.” [Tenth Amendment Center website, posted 4/5/09]
“If At First You Don’t Secede.” A “guest commentary” by “VirginiaConservative” argued that “[s]ecession, in my mind, serves as final tool to bulwark against the threat of tyranny. … It should serve as a last resort to advance the cause of liberty, freedom, and self-determination.” While the author described secession as an “extreme option” and expressed “hope that American government can be restored rather than broken apart,” the author concluded: “If we lay aside or are stripped of the principles and values under which this nation was founded, then I have little choice but to say, ‘If at first you don’t secede…’ ” [Tenth Amendment Center website, posted 2/3/09]
As you can see, there is more talk about the idea of secession than the ramblings of a moronic governor…should we as a country talk all the talk seriously? Or maybe just ignore them and they will slither back under the rocks from which they crawled.
These “:Tenthers” like to say that the Constitution is the rule, but yet they would break up the United States of America with all the secession talk. May I remind them that there is more to the US Constitution than the 10th amendment.