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Secession and Other Fantasies

MatthewlovesAyn Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 12:40 PM
Mr. Medved says, "Third, and most important, the conservative movement has always emphasized the need for a stronger, more powerful America as a benefit to the world at large and to the citizens of the republic. That's just fine if he means an economic juggernaut that raises the rest of the world to our level, but if he means a war-mongering bully that wastes our money on $600 dollar hammers, and marches into the Middle East willy-nilly in the name of world security, count me out. I'll move to the first state to secede.

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...