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Thoughts on Secession

Reginald10 Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 6:49 PM
If you're in a car, headed for a cliff, is it secession to get out of the car? What about an aircraft, about to crash? Is bailing out an act of disloyalty? When the ship's going down, I want to be in a lifeboat!
Texas Chris Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 11:34 AM
Exactly.

Didn't we cheer when the USSR broke up? How is this different?
Muh fellah Amurricans -- I reproduce the speech patterns our media correlate with conservative thought -- hit looks like we ain't getting out of this here Union, what with secession not legal, way them educated fellers tell it.

Not legal? Rather a bold statement, I would say. Last time anyone attempted formal withdrawal from the United States, something like 125 years ago, the armaments of the United States blocked the path to independence. The Union endured. But that settled only the practical, not the theoretical, side of the question.

Enough said anyway about the Late Unpleasantness of 1861-65. What...

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