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What Ron Paul Gets Wrong

TNCaver Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 8:33 AM
And the War of Northern Aggression proved that we have not been in a mutually agreed alliance since the mid-1800s. The states are now held by a federated central government at gun-point with no option to end their part in this so-called alliance.

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,...