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Stirrings of Secession

Yan5 Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 11:35 AM
'whenever the dissolution of the Union arrives, America will have reason to exclaim, in the words of the poet, "FAREWELL! A LONG FAREWELL TO ALL MY GREATNESS." --John Jay, Federalist No. 3 Whether it were legal or not, secession is a BAD IDEA.
"When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another ..."

So begins the Declaration of Independence of the 13 colonies from the king and country to which they had given allegiance since the settlers first came to Jamestown and Plymouth Rock.

The declaration was signed by 56 angry old white guys who had had enough of what the Cousins were doing to them. In seceding from the mother country, these patriots put their lives, fortunes and honor on the line.

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