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Secession and Other Fantasies

Texas Chris Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 9:56 AM
Separation from DC is going to happen. Secession may not be the vehicle, more likely it will be a collapse of the currency and a bankruptcy of the federal government, but one way or another the empire will fail, the power of DC will recede, and new sovereign organizations will emerge. In my esteem, the states that contemplated secession, planned for eventual separation, will be years ahead of those who naively thought the US Government would never pass away.

A version of this column appeared originally in THE DAILY BEAST.

Some fringe conservatives seem perversely determined to turn a stinging electoral defeat into an epic, sweeping disaster. That’s the deeper meaning of current talk about impeachment, secession, third parties, civil disobedience, and onrushing apocalypse.

The Conservative Majority Fund has announced a new robocall campaign to build support for impeaching President Obama over mishandling of the affair in Benghazi, Libya, and alleged malfeasance on a host of other issues. Meanwhile, petitions demanding the secession of Texas, Alabama, and at least a half dozen other states have already gathered tens...