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Secession and Other Fantasies

Warum76 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 10:38 PM
So, what our politicians are doing now - promising almost anything with no cost to the taxpayers is a sane way to run the government? Maybe our leaders, in government and in the media, should listen to these heirs of our colonial leaders who where fed up with their unresponsive government. Doing the same old, same old has not been working out too well for the taxpayers, for our economy, or for our freedoms. Maybe we need some fresh new ideas to break this cycle of voter and government greed.

A version of this column appeared originally in THE DAILY BEAST.

Some fringe conservatives seem perversely determined to turn a stinging electoral defeat into an epic, sweeping disaster. That’s the deeper meaning of current talk about impeachment, secession, third parties, civil disobedience, and onrushing apocalypse.

The Conservative Majority Fund has announced a new robocall campaign to build support for impeaching President Obama over mishandling of the affair in Benghazi, Libya, and alleged malfeasance on a host of other issues. Meanwhile, petitions demanding the secession of Texas, Alabama, and at least a half dozen other states have already gathered tens...