I will not dishonor his words. We will stay and fight, just like at that little chapel down yonder in Bexar County.
Allow me to quote from "Animal House" when I say, "it ain't over until we say it is."
Another four years is gonna suck bigtime, but I got nowhere else to go. We stay and defend this beautiful country because of the honorable patriots before us.
If you didn't vote this past November 6 because you don't love Romney, then that is too bad for you. I was there, my wife was there, and my old momma was there too. Let us all commit to defend Old Glory the way any true Texan will naturally do for The Lone Star.
Just my $.02 worth of vanity. Over and out.
A house divided against itself will not stand.
America has no value in-and-of herself. She has value only insofar as she continues to exist for the rights of her citizens. She has failed to do that, and the voting and demographic trends suggest that she will never be able to do that again. She has been dying since at least the 1930s. If She has a future, it is as some sort of unrecognizeable Frankenation with the economic and fiscal failures of Greece combined with the social chaos of Liberia or Ciudad Juarez.
Such an existance would be an insult to her memory. It’s time to let the lady pass on gracefully, and start over with something new.
Depends on you definition of fight.
Posting is not fighting, its sublimation.
That’s what the Torries said in 1776. They were wrong.
Who’s to say a secession couldn’t occur where an ‘ORIGINAL America’ disavows the ‘CHANGED America’ lost to the ineligible President?
I didn’t leave the US. The US left me. I’m tired of paying every lazy ass’ bills and being called a racist for demanding they stop confiscating my income for that, and other equally ridiculous wastes of money.
I support an economic form of secession.
States effectively going Galt. I’m still thinking one how it would work but basically I’m thinking that states could cut out the fed interference and sending only their fair share to federal government for strictly constitutional expenditures.
Democrats win by massive vote fraud every election, at every level. We can’t keep winning seats like that. At that, all we are winning are seats, not real power. Look at Boehner. He caved so fast I’m surprised a sink hole didn’t develop at his seat in the chamber.
Obama has underestimated the anger. 100,000 and counting expressing it.
WE cant secede. WE are ALL AMERICANS.
Too much collectivism for my mind to grasp. I am an individual not part of a collective. I guess that is what makes me truly American.
The Declaration makes a simple argument:
1. Humans have rights from the Creator
2. Governments exist to secure those rights (a debatable assertion but we’ll roll with it.)
3. When the government fails to secure those rights, we can ditch it and start our own government.
That’s pretty much all it says. If you thought that was true in 1776, when tax rates were 1% and there was no such thing as a the EPA or the FBI or the IRS, why is it not true now? Because we’re so much more free now? And, no, the Declaration did not say that the government is free to violate rights as long as people get to vote on it.
The Declaration establishes that there’s no such thing as treason, and a free government requires the assumption of just secession.
Thus the whole Revolution [of 17751783] turned upon, asserted, and, in theory, established, the right of each and every man, at his discretion, to release himself from the support of the government under which he had lived. And this principle was asserted, not as a right peculiar to themselves, or to that time, or as applicable only to the government then existing; but as a universal right of all men, at all times, and under all circumstances.
Thanks for 2c of rationalism that is much needed.
Of course, I don’t really put much credence in people putting their faith in and thinking an internet petition means anything.
This country will never be America again. Secession is the ONLY solution.
Be a good American Producer Slave:
Pay higher taxes
Accept you job loss
Take the Food Stamps
Pay for someone else’s Healthcare
Take our Guns
Teach our kid socialism is good
Take you internet
High Gasoline Prices
Yeah, we got a lot to look forward to until the Dictator has full authority to make our lives even more miserable. By all means, let’s fight with words here on FR - that will show them! (sarc)
Standing firm behind an intent to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies should not be termed “secession”. It is those who have betrayed that principle who have left the union of sovereign states and people.
I am no longer a “patriot.” The commie pigs have bastardized the word.
Think of this: I am now a LOYALIST. Loyal to the Constitution that was the root of this miracle known as America.
In the days of revolt from the king, “loyalist” was a term similar to Tory.
Now, I am LOYAL to the Constitution.
I guess that makes me a “Loyalist.”
After being drafted, I Swore An Oath, TO PROTECT AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION, AGAINST ALL ENEMIES FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC.
I never renounced that oath. Communists are pigs hell bent on the destruction of the Constitution, and our country.
I guess that makes me an extremist.
So be it.
Bring it on MOFOs!
If the federal government develops renewed respect for the 10th Amendment, no state would want to secede, because they would have such increased autonomy they wouldn’t want to.
The 10th Amendment was assaulted and all but neutered after the Civil War. since then it’s been a gradual and continuing encroachment on it and the power of states to support a growing federal monster.
Well we’re about out of money. The feds cant bribe states with deficit funded cash anymore.
That will create a vacuum that states reasserting the 10th Amendment can and should fill.
That’s the best way forward for America.
The only State remotely capable of seceding is Texas and not like the way you might think. In about 25 years, they will be seceding as Nuevo Republica de Tejas, a drug-proxy of Mexico.
I think that the seceding states would still be the real America.
We are Americans much like Zel Miller thought he was still a democrat.
The party left him.
The country left us.
The average American today doesn’t have the fortitude to secede from their Home Owners Association.
No states are leaving the union.
The secession talk is just a fantasy being kicked around by some very disappointed voters.