GIMME THAT OLD TIME SECESSION…

Sing along now,

Gimme that old time secession,

Gimme that old time secession, (louder)

Gimme that old time secession,

It was good enuf for the Founders and Silas,

It was good enuf for the Founders and Silas, (everyone now)

And it is good enough for me.

The whole idea seems radical, doesn’t it?  Ron Paul doesn’t think so.  He says the idea of citizens, now some from every state using petitions to appeal to the federal government “is as American as apple pie and George Washington.  The founders believed in it, there’s no prohibition in the Constitution against secession,”

The petitions are not an expression of a genuine wish to secede and break up the union.  No group loves a united America more than these signers.  The petitions are an alternative to a demonstration.  They are expressions of a serious grievance and a reminder to Washington that if Washington takes governance away from the people, the people have a way of taking it back.

The Preamble to the Declaration of Independence reads in part,

“That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

The president and his administration are radical, self-declared in effect by the president’s own words when he pledged to completely transform the nation.  Compare the president’s promise to the petitioner’s goal of returning the nation to adherence to the Constitution and the principles laid down by the Founder’s and then tell me, who are the radicals?

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