Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:16 PM
DonViejo (18,010 posts)
Ron Paul is cool with secession
Libertarian hero Ron Paul weighs in on the post-Obama reelection fervor
BY ALEX SEITZ-WALD
After the election, a number of petitions emerged promoting the idea of red states fleeing Obama’s America, something that we thought went out of fashion in the 1860s. Pro-secession petitions hosted on the White House website that allows citizens to start letter-signing campaigns garnered almost 700,000 signatures from all 50 states. Soon, white nationalists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan sympathizers cast their lot with disgruntled conservatives.
Most political leaders dismissed the calls for secession, including Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who had dipped his own toe in the secessionist waters in the past. But not Paul, ever the iconoclast, who used his farewell bid to Congress last week to call his colleagues “psychopathic.” Here’s what he said in his weekly newsletter and audio update to supporters:
Is all the recent talk of secession mere sour grapes over the election or perhaps something deeper? … Secession is a deeply American principle. This country was born through secession. Some thought it was treasonous to secede from England, but those “traitors” became our country’s greatest patriots....
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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:56 PM
Ikonoklast (23,960 posts)
10. Hard to be a rebel when Uncle Sugar has to subsidize you.
Like all those farmers hating the Federal Government and wanting to be left alone...until that check arrives in the mail.
That part they like.