Rich, while secession could be a last resort, I would love for the American voting public to act like educated adults and ONLY elect a crop of public officials who promise to follow the US Constitution as originally written and intended as described in the Federalist Papers.
This promise would mandate that they immediately leave office should they violate the principal of limited government as DEMANDED by the founding documents.
If we as adults cannot demand this of our representatives then who is actually to blame?
We can also demand that our children NOT attend liberal universities on our dime. If they want communist indoctrination then they should pay for it 100%.
We can also defund the liberal media by refusing to buy their printed material and not viewing any of their network telecasts. No need to boycott advertisers as they will soon stop advertising when the ratings continue to decline.
If we do these things for at least 2 election cycles and continue to see a government at war with us then real Americans only need to read what Thomas Jefferson said about a government which does not follow the will of the people and why the founders included the 2nd Amendment. Our plan of action was laid out for us by the founders knowing fully well that a revolution should always be the last resort but a resort none the less.
I agree in principle with what you’re advocating, but the plain and simple truths are these:
1) Some 40% or more of the “voting public” pay no taxes; they vote on the basis of how much more gov’t goodies they can get; they don’t work, they contribute nothing. Free food, free cell phones, free housing, free internet, etc. We all know the old adage to the effect that once the people figure out they can vote benefits to themselves, all is lost.
2) Yes, the Constitution is a great thing; I like Ben Franklin’s line when asked “what did we get” and he replied, “A Republic, if you can keep it”. It’s lost; it’s gone; it died a slow painful death but it’s demise began with the Courts’ expansion of Federal jurisdiction through the broad and then ever broader application of the Commerce clause. The final straw was the nail in the coffin of States Rights was the series of school integration cases. That, and the Civial Rights act of 1964, wherein real property rights were trampled, (to my knowledge, the U.S. is the only country in the world where the seller can’t choose his/her buyer), effectively ended the Republic as it had been established.
I could go on ad nauseum, but the real truth is that as long as there is a central, Federal Gov’t in DC, elections to Federal office don’t really matter because there’s so much corruption of the system that all we do is replace one group that’s been bought off with another group that’s going to be bought off.
As I see it, with the Republic dead, there’s no reason for the States to remain in a “Union”.