Skip to comments.AMNESTY FLASHBACK: In defence of the secessionist traitors… (5/7/09)
Posted on 04/24/2010 5:04:13 PM PDT by Publius772000
The following letter was written by the author in response to a column in The Covington (Ga.) News on May 6, 2009 (http://www.covnews.com/news/article/6961/) :
I believe youre right. If Mr. [Rick] Perry and Mr. [John] Oxendine have explored the notion of seceding from the United States, they are rebels and traitors. And their names should become synonymous with others who are or were like-minded: Jefferson, Washington, Franklin, Adams.
You used several names to demagogue those who have even suggested secession: wacko, nuts, crazy, troublemakers, and haters. Similar terms might have been used by more articulate Tory columnists about our Founding Fathers.
I realize that youre in the newspaper business, and drumming up traffic for your failing paper is part of your job. But if you are going to troll, at least be historically accurate.
This secession movement is not a re-enactment of the Civil War, although a case can be made that the conditions now are very similar to those in the Antebellum years.
If anything, the secession sentiment espoused by what you would call a lunatic fringe is more akin to the philosophies of our Framers who, after numerous attempts at reconciliation with an oppressive government, took upon themselves the mantle of revolutionaries to etch out a free Republic.
This movement, as much as repetitive columnists and liberal blog sites would like to frame it, is not about President Obama. Many of those who are upset with their distant government began their intellectual journey long before our current administration assumed power.
It is not that those who entertain the fantasy of secession wish to leave the United States. These men are not traitors, as you would paint them to be...
(Excerpt) Read more at theconstitutionalalamo.com ...
In before someone says secession is illegal according to some SCOTUS judgement (US v White) and that a given people are not allowed to choose whether or not they want to be part of this any longer.
Those that argue such are a bit on the slow side.
If session occurs those States and the Citizens within do not care what the fed thinks or says, nor are they asking permission.
Put me in the "no longer want to participate in this farce column"...
"The withdrawal of a State from a league has no revolutionary or insurrectionary characteristic. The government of the State remains unchanged as to all internal affairs. It is only its external or confederate relations that are altered. To term this action of a Sovereign a 'rebellion' is a gross abuse of language."
-- Jefferson Davis Pres. CSA
-- Jefferson Davis, Pres. CSA
“The real traitor is a federal government that has abandoned the Constitutional principles that it was founded upon. A federal government that has taken far more power than the rebels of 1776 ever intended it to have.”
This really says it all. We feel the same way you do, VA!
This is one of the best letters I have ever read.
Profiling Perry as Rightwing Terrist Recruit
Obamas Department of Homeland Security issued an alert to federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement officials titled Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment. Among profiling characteristics defining potential rightwing terrorist recruits are those holding beliefs to reject federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or to reject government authority entirely over areas of life.
Governor Rick Perry of Texas supports HCR-50, which says Texas claims sovereignty to all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution. He joins potential subversives in 32 other states, which have passed or are considering similar resolutions.
We are fortunate the 39 signers of the Constitution are long dead, because they not only held similar views, but fomented violent government overthrow. They put their names to the 10th Amendment which says, The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution or prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
-- Jefferson Davis, Pres. CSA
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