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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?


How can you claim to be for Democracy and against voting?

It all started in Texas in 2003 when state senate Democrats left the state en mass because it was the Republicans turn to present a redistricting plan. The Wisconsin Democrats flew the coop when the Republican governor proposed state workers contribute a percentage of the cost of their health care and retirement plans, still less than normal in the private sector. The trigger issue in Indiana, as I understand it from preliminary reports, is a requirement supported by Democrats, that civil service workers pay a fee to unions they chose not to join.

Bonnie and Clyde, I can understand. They were common criminals and had good reason to go on the run, to cross state lines and hide from the police. We can’t say that about the Democrats, can we. Their actions are extraordinary, certainly not common.

State legislators only need to leave the state to escape certain laws of their state. Washington legislators would need to leave the nation to accomplish the same objective. Do you see where I am going here? Can’t we get the Republican Congress to propose something on which the Democrats don’t want to vote? Even if they are only gone for a week or two it would be like opening the windows on an early spring day.