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Secession and Other Fantasies

kbright Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 1:04 PM
“The Constitution is colorblind, and neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens.” John Marshall (That does not account for the peoples attitudes then anymore then it does now.) Benjamin Franklin said: "The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself." “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. (con't)

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...