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Secession and Other Fantasies

jmonaco Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 3:06 PM
Not all battles (Antietam and Gettysburg were the only "invasions" of the North) were fought in the South. There were also several dozen small cavalry raids along the Ohio River. All other battles were in the South, the "border states" (e.g., Kentucky), or territories (e.g, New Mexico).

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...