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  • The New Secessionists

    07/02/2010 11:05:49 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 39 replies
    Truthdig ^ | 26 April 2010 | Chris Hedges
    Acts of rebellion which promote moral and political change must be nonviolent. And one of the most potent nonviolent alternatives in the country, which defies the corporate state and calls for an end to imperial wars, is the secessionist movement bubbling up in some two dozen states including Vermont, Texas, Alaska and Hawaii. These groups at least grasp that the old divisions between liberals and conservatives are obsolete and meaningless. They understand that corporations have carried out a coup d’état. They recognize that our permanent war economy and costly and futile imperial wars are unsustainable and they demand that we...
  • Dear Glenn Beck: Confederate Constitution mentions the word slavery ONE time.

    06/25/2010 4:31:27 PM PDT · by central_va · 976 replies · 9+ views
    Confederate Constitution ^ | 6/25/10 | Central_VA
    Open Message to Mr. Beck (self proclaimed historian). Tonight on your TV show you said that you read the Confederate Constitution and I paraphrase "it had slavery written all over it, all about slavery blah blah blah". You are incorrect sir, I did a word search on the document and the word slavery appears "one" time. Everyone can try it for themselves at the link provided below.CS ConstitutionCan never trust a Yankee, even a goofy entertaining one.
  • Vanity: Seeking opinions on Texas Secession

    06/25/2010 2:23:46 PM PDT · by Fishface · 130 replies
    I write a political column in my hometown newspaper. I am writing a column next week proposing that a Texas secession is the only solution to Barack Obama's massive Government expansion. I would like some feedback on the potential positives and negatives of a Texas secession. I really value your critical opinions and want to make sure I am not overlooking any critical aspect of this issue.
  • 12% See Secession Attempt as Very Likely in Next 25 Years Or So

    06/25/2010 1:17:00 PM PDT · by LTCJ · 92 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 22 June 2010 | Rasmussen Reports
    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 28% of Adults believe it is at least somewhat likely that some states will try to leave the United States and form an independent country over the next 25 years or so.
  • The Next Civil War

    06/23/2010 8:20:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 168 replies
    The Gainesville Sun ^ | June 19, 2010 | LTC William Dixon, M.D.
    In 1861 America fought a civil war over slavery, States’ rights and economic differences between North and South. The opening shots of a second civil war were fired one hundred years later. War began on college campuses with rebellion against academic and civil authorities. Hostages were taken, buildings occupied. There were riots and bombings. Students and police were killed and wounded. Anarchists joined civil rights activists and so-called “peace” activists in violent anti-war, anti-capitalism riots. In common was the attack on society and the Constitution in favor of an ill-defined “just” society to be created. Civil society suppressed the foul-mouthed...
  • Unplugged Christians living off the grid ['Christian Exodus' and others]

    06/01/2010 7:53:58 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 27 replies · 770+ views
    CNN ^ | May 28, 2010 | Misty Showalter
    Brother Gregory -- the "Brother" is more of a nickname than an occupational title -- ministers from the Oregon desert where he lives with his wife, some of his grown children and grandchildren. Like other conservative Christians in this growing movement, Brother Gregory believes that Christianity has strayed too far from its roots, and has given its role in people's lives over to the government -- as with welfare programs or health care. ... "Christians should be looking for a way to take care of one another without forcing their neighbor to contribute to their welfare. In essence that's coveting...
  • Rush Limbaugh on an Arizona-California "Civil War": Video

    05/21/2010 3:41:07 AM PDT · by central_va · 67 replies · 1,730+ views ^ | 5/20/2020 | Rush Limbaugh
    Rush Limbaugh on an Arizona-California "Civil War"Link to video
  • Can We Coexist With The Left?

    05/13/2010 6:57:35 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 75 replies · 1,332+ views
    Brussels Journal ^ | May 9, 2010 | Fjordman
    The American writer Lawrence Auster had a debate with his readers regarding the possibility of splitting the USA along ideological lines. According to reader Tim W, modern Left liberalism is a universal totalitarian ideology, not a “live and let live” concept. The goal of its adherents is a world government from which no one can escape. Leftists “need conservatives but conservatives don’t need leftists. To be blunt, they can’t let us go. We’d be happy to be rid of them, because to us they’re nothing but parasites and/or oppressors. But they can’t get rid of us because we do most...
  • U.S. Marines boot recruits with Confederate tattoos

    05/04/2010 7:20:28 PM PDT · by Man50D · 1,253 replies · 13,192+ views ^ | May 04, 2010 | Chelsea Schilling
    A widely regarded Southern symbol of pride and states' rights is standing in the way of would-be Marines in their quest to serve their country – a Confederate battle flag. Straight out of high school, one 18-year-old Tennessee man was determined to serve his country as a Marine. His friend said he passed the pre-enlistment tests and physical exams and looked forward with excitement to the day he would ship out to boot camp. But there would be no shouting drill instructors, no rigorous physical training and no action-packed stories for the aspiring Marine to share with his family. Shortly...
  • A Concurring (Biblical) Opinion For Secession

    04/26/2010 8:27:11 AM PDT · by justme346 · 10 replies · 254+ views
    The Right News ^ | 4/26/2010 | Chuck Baldwin
    Christians rightly square everything with the principles and precepts of the Holy Scriptures. So, is there Biblical approbation and authority for State secession? Before answering the Biblical question, let me briefly touch upon the Christian reaction to State secession both here in America and overseas. First, overseas. I doubt that there are many Christian pastors and churchmen who would be willing to denounce, denigrate, or declare as illegitimate the nation-state of Norway today. What Christian would advocate cutting off trade or diplomatic relations with Norway? Where is the Christian denomination or Church that would not recognize the right of Norway...
  • AMNESTY FLASHBACK: In defence of the secessionist traitors… (5/7/09)

    04/24/2010 5:04:13 PM PDT · by Publius772000 · 8 replies · 338+ views
    The Constitutional Alamo ^ | 05/07/09 | Michael Naragon
    The following letter was written by the author in response to a column in The Covington (Ga.) News on May 6, 2009 ( : Mr. Shipp, I believe you’re 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...

    04/19/2010 5:41:55 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 18 replies · 495+ views ^ | 04/19/2010 | John G. Winder
    The website debuts calling itself “A network of Texans committed to doing whatever it takes to secure Texas Sovereignty”. The site goes on to describe who and what it is: “TEXAN TO TEXAN is a group of Texans banded together to do whatever it takes to protect the Sovereignty of Texas. It’s not an organization, but a think tank composed of a diverse group of people across the state of Texas ....
  • Altered States

    04/18/2010 9:45:38 AM PDT · by Palter · 6 replies · 346+ views
    WSJ ^ | 17 April 2010 | MICHAEL J. TRINKLEIN
    The state of Long Island would be bigger than Rhode Island, while the official bird of West Kansas would be the pheasant. Frustrated citizens are trying to redraw borders, add new states and lower taxes. Michael J. Trinklein on how to succeed at seceding. Long Island's latest quest to split from New York and become its own state had a promising start last year. Legislators in Suffolk county, upset over a new payroll tax to fund New York City's subways, voted 12-6 in favor of a secession plan. It seemed viable: In terms of square miles, Long Island is bigger...
  • The Revolt of the States

    04/15/2010 6:13:28 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 26 replies · 604+ views
    Warning Signs ^ | 14 April 2010 | Alan Caruba
    The Revolt of the States By Alan Caruba President Obama, his weird circle of advisors (czars), and the ideologues within the Democrat Party led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Harry Reid only have a few months left to completely destroy the separation of powers between the States and the federal government. A major battle is looming over the Tenth Amendment which declares that “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” Almost everywhere one looks today, the States...
  • Lincoln is shot

    04/14/2010 5:54:59 AM PDT · by central_va · 219 replies · 2,332+ views
    history channel ^ | 4/15/2010 | history channel
    On this day in 1865, John Wilkes Booth, an actor and Confederate sympathizer, fatally shoots President Abraham Lincoln at a play at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. The attack came only five days after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his massive army at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, effectively ending the American Civil War. Booth, a Maryland native born in 1838, who remained in the North during the war despite his Confederate sympathies, initially plotted to capture President Lincoln and take him to Richmond, the Confederate capital. However, on March 20, 1865, the day of the planned kidnapping, the president...
  • Obama Makes the Unthinkable (Seccession) Thinkable

    04/10/2010 11:34:11 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 71 replies · 2,192+ views
    Israpundit ^ | 4/10/10 | Bill Levinson
    I believe we are nearing a point where there are enough irreconcilable differences between those Americans who want to control other Americans and those Americans who want to be left alone that separation is the only peaceable alternative. --Walter E. Williams Everybody believed that the American Civil War made any further thought of secession unthinkable, but never estimate the ability of Barack Hussein Obama to foment divisive conditions. Numerous states' Attorneys General are already suing to block the implementation of his health care plan as unconstitutional, noting not only its mandate that individuals buy a product they may not want...
  • Unspun w/AnnaZ + guest Walter E. Williams! Slip Out The Back, Jack : Podcast live at 3pmE

    04/09/2010 8:44:44 AM PDT · by AnnaZ · 14 replies · 367+ views
    Did you miss Professor Walter E. Williams's article in IBD this week? Titled Does U.S. Need To Split Along Political Lines? he revisits an old question of his, one which is a recurrent Unspun theme... how do liberty lovers and statist nannies live the lives they desire and remain united? (Article posted on FR here.) Plus+ IRS rules go global, iPods get naked, Maoists run rampant, and TSUCMU. Live at 3pmE/2pmTX/NoonP Listen to the show here. Call-in number: 347-327-9710
  • Time for a national “divorce” over irreconcilable differences?

    04/08/2010 5:28:11 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 21 replies · 634+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-08-10 | Mataharley
    Walter Williams, always a pleasure to read or hear on radio, has a thought provoking column today called Parting company with those neglecting the Constitution. Those who make it their daily task to find ways to demonize conservative viewpoints - and most especially one who is a black conservative - are likely to be johnny on the spot to accuse Williams of fomenting secessionist fever. The soundbyte news hounds who educate themselves by headlines alone will miss William's own opinions on his proffered commentary.... found in the last paragraph. But the content leading up to his own hopes for reconciliation...
  • The Current Political Condition is Unstable

    04/08/2010 3:43:02 AM PDT · by radioone · 10 replies · 495+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 4-8-10 | Monty Pelerin
    In my opinion, we are beyond the point where elections matter very much. Even if there is a wholesale change of seats in 2010, it is unlikely that there will be a wholesale change in the philosophy of government. The Republican philosophy, to the extent it differs from the Democrats, does so mostly in regard to the rate at which they are willing to destroy the country.
  • The Current Political Condition is Unstable

    04/08/2010 3:41:36 AM PDT · by Scanian · 1 replies · 347+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 08, 2010 | Monty Pelerin
    If one group of people prefers government control and management of people's lives and another prefers liberty and a desire to be left alone, should they be required to fight, antagonize one another, risk bloodshed and loss of life in order to impose their preferences or should they be able to peaceably part company and go their separate ways? The question is even more relevant today and Dr. Williams revisits it in a column . Whatever divide existed in 2000 has only widened today. The party in power has a different vision for America than the majority of Americans. The...