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Secession and Other Fantasies

Mark1369 Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 1:53 AM
Your idea that anyone receiving gov't help does not vote is offensive to me. I am a veteran of the Marine Corps and worked my way through college to get a job teaching. I taught my students about the founding principles of this country and the dangers of a too powerful gov't yet you would disenfranchise me because of a spinal disease that finally has made me totally disabled. I planned ahead and paid for disability insurance so even though I get some from SSDI I still get a good amount of my income from my private disability insurance and I don't favor an expanded gov'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...