danmillerinpanama:

The article is good and well worth reading.

For the reasons I stated here and elsewhere, the consequences of a new civil war like the one that began in 1861 to prevent the Southern States from leaving the Union could be even worse and lead to the loss even of such few rights as the States now have.

Although better ways to restore the rights of the States — and the freedoms of our Citizens — still exist, they will not persist indefinitely. If those means, or better means, are not used now I wonder whether how long any viable means will remain to avoid another civil war.

Originally posted on Political Musings-At the Sunset of My Life:

1-Walter WilliamsFor decades, it has been obvious that there are irreconcilable differences between Americans who want to control the lives of others and those who wish to be left alone. Which is the more peaceful solution: Americans using the brute force of government to beat liberty-minded people into submission or simply parting company? In a marriage, where vows are ignored and broken, divorce is the most peaceful solution. Similarly, our constitutional and human rights have been increasingly violated by a government instituted to protect them. Americans who support constitutional abrogation have no intention of mending their ways.

Since Barack Obama’s re-election, hundreds of thousands of petitions for secession have reached the White House. Some people have argued that secession is unconstitutional, but there’s absolutely nothing in the Constitution that prohibits it. What stops secession is the prospect of brute force by a mighty federal government, as witnessed by the costly War…

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About danmillerinpanama

I was graduated from Yale University in 1963 with a B.A. in economics and from the University of Virginia School of law, where I was the notes editor of the Virginia Law Review in 1966. Following four years of active duty with the Army JAG Corps, with two tours in Korea, I entered private practice in Washington, D.C. specializing in communications law. I retired in 1996 to sail with my wife, Jeanie, on our sailboat Namaste to and in the Caribbean. In 2002, we settled in the Republic of Panama and live in a very rural area up in the mountains. I have contributed to Pajamas Media and Pajamas Tatler. In addition to my own blog, Dan Miller in Panama, I an an editor of Warsclerotic and contribute to China Daily Mail when I have something to write about North Korea.
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  1. Boeke says:

    Huh? “…civil war like the one that began in 1861 to prevent the Southern States from leaving the Union…”.

    The war was started by the southern states when they signed up on the “Ordnance of Secession”, one and all, and then they fired the first shots.

    Your logic is upside down.

    BTW, good luck finding the Ordnance of Secession on a southern website. It’s a source of considerable embarrassment to nostalgic confederates since it extolls the wonderfulness of slavery, even calling it gods greatest gift to man.

    There was nothing noble about the confederate cause, they just wanted to preserve slavery.

    Frankly IMO Lincoln should have kicked the secessionists out of the union first. Let them petition to get back in when they get a taste of the real world, a world that northern indulgence had protected them from.

  2. Me too, Jim.

    As to the video, I added it to my earlier Islamophobia post and just “liked” it on Facebook.

    Dan

  3. I have been giving a lot of thought to what it might be like after the monetary debt adiction bubble finally breaks. It will be chaos, i suspect. The Federal government may be so weak that some states may decidr to secede.

    BTW, Please help make thid video on those who died in Benghazi go viral.

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