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Secession and Other Fantasies

Texas Chris Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 10:08 AM
Secession breeds secession. If a state secedes, and a city or county in that state decides they disagree, then that entity can secede from the seceded state, logically. Then, if a neighborhood in that seceded-from-seceded area decides they would rather be part of the state that seceded, or better off on their own completely, they can secede from the seceded seceders. To the point that, yes, every individual can be their own sovereign entity, as it should be.

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...