I’m not a secessionist ... but I don’t by the “sunshine patriots” trope. They’re no more sunshine patriots than were Jefferson, or Adams, or Robert E. Lee, or Sam Houston.
These are good people that are tired of negotiating how they live their own lives with statists in California and New York; of fighting for the freedom of fellow citizens who resist genuine liberty at every turn; of trying to convince the “governed” to stop consenting to encroachment in exchange for pitiful “benefits”.
They’ve realized the country doesn’t seem to want them around, and they’ll be fine on their own. The country needs them more than they need it.
“When in the course of human events ...”
Atlas eventually shrugs.
I’d like you and every one else on this thread to consider one case -— Texas v. White, which was argued before the United States Supreme Court during the December 1868 term.
Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase read the Court’s decision, on April 15, 1869.
Chase (then the Chief Justice), ruled in favor of Texas on the ground that the Confederate state government in Texas had no legal existence on the basis that the secession of Texas from the United States was illegal.
The critical finding underpinning the ruling that Texas could not secede from the United States was that, following its admission to the United States in 1845, Texas had become part of “an indestructible Union, composed of indestructible states.” In practical terms, this meant that Texas has never seceded from the United States.
However, the Court’s decision recognized some possibility of the divisibility “through revolution, or through consent of the States”
Now, I do not like revolution. We already went through something like this in the 1860’s and over 620,000 lives were lost.
But what does “consent of the states” mean?
My understanding is this — IT IS NOT UP TO OBAMA OR THE WHITE HOUSE TO GIVE CONSENT. EVERY SINGLE STATE IN THE UNION WILL HAVE TO VOTE TO ALLOW TEXAS TO SECEDE.
Good luck with that.
As the Lyrics of the Song by the Eagles said: “You can check out anytime you like but you can NEVER LEAVE.”