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Secession and Other Fantasies

Neal from PA Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 7:00 PM
Persuading them...forget that...we must start where they did...educating...our and their children on the "VALUES" that founded this great nation. Those "VALUES" are no longer taught in the schools, churches, or in our homes; and is reflective in our civil/social discourses.

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...