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Secession and Other Fantasies

Mark1369 Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 2:00 AM
Get off of it, his eligibility has been established by the Supreme Court and its decisions for more than 100 years. It may not match up with your ideas but that doesn't make your ideas the law of the land. I believe in the Constitution and it establishes that a President must be a natural born citizen. You just want to disagree with what a natural born citizen is because the rest of us aren't trashing the Constitution no matter what you say.

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...