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What Ron Paul Gets Wrong

jmonaco Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 2:07 PM
The author splits hairs ... Secede: to withdraw formally from an alliance, federation, or association, as from a political union, a religious organization ... Revolt: to break away from or rise against constituted authority, as by open rebellion; cast off allegiance or subjection to those in authority; Two applicable John Adams' quotes: - “The Revolution was effected before the War commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations. This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people, was the real American Revolution.”
jmonaco Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 2:09 PM
- “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

Mr. Blackwell is clearly an "establishment Republican".

Congressman Ron Paul has just delivered his valedictory address in the House of Representatives. And he has told TV interviewers that the American Revolution was a wonderful example of secession. He's a much better OB/GYN, I'm sure, than he is a student of America's history. He could be cited for political malpractice.

If the Founding Fathers and the Patriots who fought and won the Revolution were seceding, why is it that none of them ever called it secession? They certainly had the word back then. They invoked the well-known right of revolution. They had read their John Locke and their Montesquieu,...