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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:16 PM

Ron Paul is cool with secession


Libertarian hero Ron Paul weighs in on the post-Obama reelection fervor

BY ALEX SEITZ-WALD


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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....

If the possibility of secession is completely off the table there is nothing to stop the federal government from continuing to encroach on our liberties, and no recourse for those who are sick and tired of it. … And if people or states are not free to leave the United States as a last resort, can they really think of themselves as free? If a people cannot secede from an oppressive government they cannot truly be considered free.


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http://www.salon.com/2012/11/19/ron_paul_is_cool_with_secession/

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:19 PM

1. A would be president supported by some folks here on DU

as well as a few million around the country. Regardless, he's a nut.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:24 PM

2. Well it would give him an opportunity to run for President in the newly

 

Seceded country.

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Response to teddy51 (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:58 PM

7. He'd still be an early primary dropout

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:28 PM

3. Ron Paul is cool with ANYTHING the federal government doesn't do, can't do, or in his opinion...

shouldn't do.

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Response to sadbear (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:42 PM

5. Except sign his paychecks regularly.

He's all for that.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:01 PM

8. He's on Medicare too.

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Response to JRLeft (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:56 PM

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.


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:35 PM

4. No Ron,

let's just by a island somewhere and just ship you off to it and you can take your crackpot son with you.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:43 PM

6. Bye, Ron Paul.. don't let our Country hit you in your

freakshow ass.

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Response to Cha (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:01 PM

9. I was thinking about that, too

Holy damn he hates this country way too much, considering he's spent 70-something years here...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:32 PM

11. He is an unpatriotic, bad American

Anyone who endorses secession has no clue what it means to be part of the United States.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:48 PM

12. It sounds like something him and his fucking psychotic followers would back

His organization is a cult.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:45 PM

13. Great. He can run for president and turn the newly-seceded country into Somalia-WEST.

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