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:
For 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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