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What Ron Paul Gets Wrong

Paulus Textor Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 12:03 PM
Thomas Jefferson--the author of the Declaration of Independence--supported both Nullification and Secession. James Madison--often called "Father of the Constitution"--also supported Nullification, which he called "Interposition." If you're going to argue against the clear rights of both Nullification and Secession, you have to go up against some pretty illustrious founding fathers.
Texas Chris Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 12:08 PM
Saying the founding fathers were not for secession because "they never used the word" is like saying they were against microwave ovens, and for the same reason.

Congressman Ron Paul has just delivered his valedictory address in the House of Representatives. And he has told TV interviewers that the American Revolution was a wonderful example of secession. He's a much better OB/GYN, I'm sure, than he is a student of America's history. He could be cited for political malpractice.

If the Founding Fathers and the Patriots who fought and won the Revolution were seceding, why is it that none of them ever called it secession? They certainly had the word back then. They invoked the well-known right of revolution. They had read their John Locke and their Montesquieu,...