Seven states have already scored a waiver?
A fifty state solution would be the answer. We could withdraw to the lines before the civil war and start over.
Cut~n~run is never a winning choice.
I like it! The new states with the lowest taxes will attract more people. The high-tax states will have to lower their taxes to keep from becoming prairies
We don’t need 50 states to decide to leave the District of Columbia alone to manage by itself, we only need 38 States to call a Constitutional convention with the sole purpose of suspending the District’s authority over any State that demands it.
This raises the question of how to allocate the debts of the United States of America. As the Federal Reserve Corporation “expands its balance sheet”, by purchasing the new issues of US Treasury debt instruments, and since the FRC is owned solely by the member financial institutions in proportion to their capital, then our national debt is increasingly owned by the banks on whose behalf the money is being printed.
It is clear to me that the reason we are in the present political, financial and monetary mess is that allowing government to create money out of thin air, either by printing through the FRC, selling perpetual debt itself, or by open ended expansion of credit via Special Purpose Vehicles such as Fannie and Freddie has enabled politicians of both parties to think they can spend without consequence. The deficit of this spending has placed citizens now living and all their future offspring, indeed every US Person who ever lives, in debt servitude.
So, any move to severely restructure the relationship between the government that occupies the District of Columbia and the several States must forever preclude the new federal government from controlling the money. Money itself must be returned to the control of private citizens.
We are beginning to understand why government workers cannot be permitted to unionize. It is not because anyone wants to suppress those workers. It is because the elected politician cannot serve as an honest counterparty to wage negotiations. He has an inherent conflict of interest that cannot be ignored. We see this in the (mainly Democrat) scheme of funding public schools, and where teacher union dues are funneled back into the campaign donations of politicians who voted for the high teacher compensation packages.
Likewise, we now see that politicians must never be allowed to put future generations in never ending debt to pay for this year’s campaign promises being delivered. Pols who vote for federal government appropriations that get recycled back into campaign contributions should be impeached for ethics violations. The fact that this crime against our children is so widespread is the reason it is ignored.
But as to fixing the relationship between Washington and the States, we only need to have the courage to call a Constitutional Convention and we can have any remedy that those states who want to participate in will ratify.
I know lots of people are afraid what could come out of a Convention, but any result would have to be ratified by the States, and certainly the Federal Leviathan will continue to grow, consume and coerce until we stop it. The day will soon come when we are more afraid of the Leviathan than of a Convention.
Why would anyone want to?
It's a snarky little exercise in bashing Obama. I'm all for Obama bashing in whatever form it takes, but the topic of secession is an important one that deserves actual discussion, not just a rhetorical hill to stand on to make debating points.
I think there is an excellent case to be made for secession as both needed and inevitable, and probably the only way we can recover our liberty.
COUNTDOWN: 7 months until you won't be able to buy a normal lightbulb in America. The GOP has done exactly ZERO to fix this. It's a small but telling indicator, sort of like a dead canary on the bottom of his cage in a coalmine. Only, Free Americans are the canary.
.....And the rest of the 57 states.