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Thoughts on Secession

Keith305 Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 4:44 PM
Either keep the nation loosely together with states pretty much free to conduct themselves as they see fit, or divide up the country and reconfigure along ideological lines. In neither event would individual states need to go it alone.
GRusling Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 8:27 AM
You're correct, and the current "Tenther" movement is growing by leaps and bounds for that very reason.

Keep your powder dry... The US Revolution is proof positive that throwing off the yoke of oppression need not be a slam-dunk to be successful...
Texas Chris Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 11:37 AM
My powder's dry. And I pray to God I never need it.
Keith305 Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 3:58 PM
I have to admit I had never heard of the Tenther movement, so had to look it up. I'm a libertarian at heart but can see that the 10th Amendment concept gives people even more freedom to live as they choose. After all, why force somebody to be a libertarian if they don't want to.

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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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