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Secession and Other Fantasies

johnm h Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 11:34 AM
I'm hardly falling for a lightweight like Medved, but if we are forced toward a real threat of secession, it must be after a serious effort by states to push back, nullify, liberate themselves from Federal monies and mandates. Secession won't be necessary until they explicitly demonstrate their fascist fangs even to folks like Medved, and with luck, even then, we'll have an couple of free elections in two and then four years. If not. Well, let it rip. Talk of secession might strengthen states that try to exercise independence, but lets not yet take it seriously.

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...