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Secession and Other Fantasies

Texas Chris Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 10:01 AM
I think that the legislatures have been so corrupted that no such resolution would pass. I believe that skipping directly to nullification of individual federal mandates is the key. Texas is nullifying NDAA and TSA in the first legislative session of 2013. Nullification of Obamacare is not far behind. I also expect to see a sense-of-the-house resolution supporting the state's right to secede... Not a binding exit, but simply a statement that we "can", if needs be, exit the union.

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...