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Stirrings of Secession

Paulus Textor Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 9:13 AM
The place to start is NOT Congress. The place to start is your state legislature. Urge them to practice nullification of unconstitutional laws within the territory of your state, as advocated by Jefferson (author of the Declaration) and Madison (father of the Constitution). Or, bring up an Article 5 Convention that will consider (among other freedom enhancing Amendments) a procedure to voluntary and peaceful secession. I would suggest a one-year notice, sent to Congress, stating the grievances that motivate the secession. A one year "cooling off" period ensues, during which Congress may attempt to redress those grievances. But in the end, if the state decides to leave the union, the secession becomes effective one year after presentation.
Manny41 Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 11:10 AM
I agree with nullification. Calhoun did not fare well with that idea, but Obama is no Jackson. As for Article V - bad idea. The First Amendment would be the initial casualty of a convention, followed immediately by the Ninth and Tenth. It would serve to codify dictatorship, a direction we are headed for already.
mistermilo Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 2:06 PM
Those threats are real--best to follow another path. The right to secede is neither granted nor denied in the Constitution, however, there is a SCOTUS decision that impacts that right.

I am totally for secession. The warrens of the huge urban centers dictate, in a sense what the rest of America wants. They are the hubs of the money redistribution effort. They control the most electoral votes. Qualifications for voting and voter ID need to be implemented.

Texas Chris Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 9:56 AM
My state has the Texas Nationalist Movement, among others. The group's founder, Daniel Miller, actually ran for state rep in the GOP primary, 2012, in District 14 (Ron Paul's district). He got beat, but he ran...

I would love to see a non-binding, sense of state legislature vote on secession. Or a legislative referendum asking people to vote on their support or opposition to terminating the Texas Treaty of Annexation.

Just having the VOTE, with no action associated, would scare the pants off most of the beltway in DC.
"When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another ..."

So begins the Declaration of Independence of the 13 colonies from the king and country to which they had given allegiance since the settlers first came to Jamestown and Plymouth Rock.

The declaration was signed by 56 angry old white guys who had had enough of what the Cousins were doing to them. In seceding from the mother country, these patriots put their lives, fortunes and honor on the line.

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