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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?

RANDOM THOTS, Jan 8, 2012

The signs of protest  –
Have you ever taken note of all those signs that protesters carry about?  I’m not referring to what they say, but how they are made, for example from a side torn from a cardboard box with crude lettering, no artistic talent exhibited, some of them are supported with sticks, others held awkwardly by their edge during march.  Surely they could do better if they wanted to.

But nicely constructed signs are artifacts of the establishment and are out of place in an anti-establishment crowd.  A crisp well drawn sign on a fresh piece of poster board represents an accomplishment.  But the intent is to present an image of impoverishment and oppression.  It takes a motley sign to do that.  So motley signs are what they make.

The labor unions supported Obamacare –
But when they found out what is in it, they didn’t want it.  As I recall, neither did the members of Congress who voted for it.  Oh sure, they wanted it for others, but not for themselves.  Our lawmakers have their own plan.  They know what’s in it and they want to keep it.

One year ago, labor unions like the SEIU and teacher’s unions applied for  waivers to shield 40% of their members from the requirements of Obamacare.  Under this administration, what labor wants, labor gets.  The waivers were granted.

Putting their worst feet forward
The Republican Party has Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Governors Chris Christie, Scott Walker and Mitch Daniels.  The nominees for the Office of the President are Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, Michelle Bachman, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney.  The Party has the right people; unfortunately the best of them are not running for the higher office.

There can be little doubt that consideration of the amount of filth that would be thrown at, not just the candidate, but also at their families is a factor.  It is one thing to be willing to sacrifice yourself.  It is quite another to choose a path that will submit you loved ones to the same heart wrenching fate.