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What Ron Paul Gets Wrong

true liberal Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 7:38 AM
I think that Paul was commenting on the state of the population of the US. We have hit the tipping point. There are more voters that are Takers than Makers. There is a lot of frustration at the state of the country and it is only going to get worse with more regulations and tax hikes. The Makers will struggle to pull that wagon full of Takers but it is too much. There are too many. So here we are. The Makers are frustrated and express it clumsily as secession. States can secede, not citizens.

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,...