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Secession and Other Fantasies

Paulus Textor Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 9:08 PM
Such money would have all the desirable characteristics of sound money, listed 300 years before Christ by Aristotle: high unit value, easy divisibility, stable store of value, natural scarcity, durability, and portability.

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...