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What Ron Paul Gets Wrong

awtabs Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 1:05 AM
*Those of us who are dissatisfied with the election results--and there are millions of us--have no recourse but to ballots.* Without the Constitution there is no recourse even when it comes to ballots. The Constitution is the lifeline of the country.

Congressman Ron Paul has just delivered his valedictory address in the House of Representatives. And he has told TV interviewers that the American Revolution was a wonderful example of secession. He's a much better OB/GYN, I'm sure, than he is a student of America's history. He could be cited for political malpractice.

If the Founding Fathers and the Patriots who fought and won the Revolution were seceding, why is it that none of them ever called it secession? They certainly had the word back then. They invoked the well-known right of revolution. They had read their John Locke and their Montesquieu,...