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Parting Company

kywriter Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 8:57 AM
I do not know how you reached that conclusion through a careful read of this very interesting piece. " In a marriage, where vows are ignored and broken, divorce is the most peaceful solution." "Some people have argued that secession is unconstitutional, but there's absolutely nothing in the Constitution that prohibits it. What stops secession is the prospect of brute force by a mighty federal government. . . " Those two statements alone encapsulate his entire argument: that this is, very specifically, a states rights issue and ONLY the tyranny of the federal government removes the right of secession from the states. As for your 24-hour remark - well, any student of the War Between the States knows perfectly well . . .
kywriter Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 9:00 AM
. . . that both sides in April 1861 were saying almost exactly the same thing. The only thing stopping states from seceding today is the prospect of another brutal war and the consequences on the world stage if America were to collapse in such a way.
For decades, it has been obvious that there are irreconcilable differences between Americans who want to control the lives of others and those who wish to be left alone. Which is the more peaceful solution: Americans using the brute force of government to beat liberty-minded people into submission or simply parting company? In a marriage, where vows are ignored and broken, divorce is the most peaceful solution. Similarly, our constitutional and human rights have been increasingly violated by a government instituted to protect them. Americans who support constitutional abrogation have no intention of mending their ways.

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