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Parting Company

jeffar Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 9:02 PM
These petitions for secession are symbolic at best. They are not the official stance of any state government. These are just something put together by people who are fed up with the status quo. Here is what I would like to know. How many of these petitioners didn't bother to vote? I'm willing to bet it is most of them given the low numbers being reported this year. Anyone who didn't vote effectively voted for Obama. It you didn't go to the polls and vote against Obama then this is all your fault. Stop whining. You asked for it.
Paulus Textor Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 9:10 PM
Jeffar--Voting, as the system is now constituted, solves nothing.

A far better strategy, however, would be for people to petition, not Congress, but their own State Legislatures. Those petitions should demand either 1) Nullification of unconstitutional laws, or 2) An Article 5 "Restoration Convention" with scope limited to amendments that reduce the power of the central government, and increase the power of the state governments.
jeffar Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 9:21 PM
I have mixed feelings about this. Voting could work. However it will work only if people get informed, get off of their rumps and cast a vote. I guess that is too much to expect of lazy modern day Americans. Another thing that would help is elimination of our ballot access laws, written by Dems and Reps, that keep out good competition. I am all for empowerment of the states. That is the way it was always supposed to be. However if Americans are too lazy to vote they will likely not petition their state legislatures.
For decades, it has been obvious that there are irreconcilable differences between Americans who want to control the lives of others and those who wish to be left alone. Which is the more peaceful solution: Americans using the brute force of government to beat liberty-minded people into submission or simply parting company? In a marriage, where vows are ignored and broken, divorce is the most peaceful solution. Similarly, our constitutional and human rights have been increasingly violated by a government instituted to protect them. Americans who support constitutional abrogation have no intention of mending their ways.

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