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Thoughts on Secession

Keith305 Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 4:41 PM
The federal government is its own entity, un-beholden to the people? Who would own the equipment if every state broke away? As for federal resources needed for securing Texas's boarders from Mexicans, I think they've already proven that isn't needed.
Muh fellah Amurricans -- I reproduce the speech patterns our media correlate with conservative thought -- hit looks like we ain't getting out of this here Union, what with secession not legal, way them educated fellers tell it.

Not legal? Rather a bold statement, I would say. Last time anyone attempted formal withdrawal from the United States, something like 125 years ago, the armaments of the United States blocked the path to independence. The Union endured. But that settled only the practical, not the theoretical, side of the question.

Enough said anyway about the Late Unpleasantness of 1861-65. What...

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