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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...
  • How Long?

    04/06/2010 5:20:47 AM PDT · by central_va · 63 replies · 1,234+ views
    4/6/10 | central_va
    How Long?How long can a nation stay together when it’s reached the point that to protest runaway spending and nationalization of industries makes someone a racist bigot? How long can a nation stay together when congress doesn’t care about the constitution, and members actually say so, in public? How long can a nation stay together when equal protection means racial preferences and the SCOTUS plays along? How long can a nation stay together when our borders are thrown open to anyone and everyone, even in the midst of the greatest economic slowdown in 70 years? The real question is when,...
  • The Ominous ‘S-Word’ – Secession

    03/31/2010 6:36:03 AM PDT · by kingattax · 265 replies · 4,159+ views
    Big Government ^ | 3-31-10 | Timothy H. Lee
    After 230 years, are the American people coursing toward eventual divorce? Our polarized society increasingly ponders what would happen if American conservatives and liberals simply agreed that their differences had become irreconcilable, and redivided the nation to go their separate ways. Which side would prosper and experience an influx of migration from the other? Conversely, which side would likely become a fiscal and socio-political basket case? Any reasonable person already knows the likely answer. One need only compare the smoldering wreckage wrought by liberal governance in such states as California or Michigan with the comparative prosperity created by conservative governance...

    03/23/2010 10:08:20 AM PDT · by Noumenon · 71 replies · 1,346+ views
    Human Events, 1952 | 1952! | Frank Chodorov
    If I were governor of a state, or even a legislator, I would put my weight behind a secessionist movement; not secession from the Union, but secession from Washington. I would do so exactly because I favor the Union, as originally conceived and my advocacy of secession would be based on the same reasoning that prompted initiation of the Union, namely that divided authority is a good guarantee of freedom. The Union was—it still exists on paper—a voluntary association of autonomous states, each invested with all the political authority not specifically assigned to the federal government. Outside these limitations, the...
  • A Secession from Reality (Major Barf Alert)

    03/21/2010 2:18:53 PM PDT · by NoobRep · 15 replies · 633+ views ^ | 3/21/10 | Chris Satullo
    Insane with anger at a new president from Illinois, states are blathering about their rights and about defying the federal government’s authority. And as it was in the year that the Civil War broke out, Virginia is again a center of the resistance. This time though, the rebellious states aren’t defending slavery. They’re claiming to be enslaved, by a United States president who – let’s just pause to savor the irony – happens to be black.
  • Virginia Resolution of 1798

    03/19/2010 8:43:00 AM PDT · by MichiganConservative · 20 replies · 386+ views
    Constitution Society ^ | December 24, 1798 | James Madison and Thomas Jefferson
    Virginia Resolution of 1798 RESOLVED, That the General Assembly of Virginia, doth unequivocably express a firm resolution to maintain and defend the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of this State, against every aggression either foreign or domestic, and that they will support the government of the United States in all measures warranted by the former. That this assembly most solemnly declares a warm attachment to the Union of the States, to maintain which it pledges all its powers; and that for this end, it is their duty to watch over and oppose every infraction of those principles...
  • Calling all Patriots! Announcing the 2010 Continental Congress

    03/18/2010 6:50:07 PM PDT · by Retired Greyhound · 25 replies · 935+ views
    Announcing the 2010 Continental Congress, Spring 2010 in Dallas, TX (Emergency Meeting) Calling all Patriots! Calling all Patriots! It’s time. We can no longer allow ourselves to be subject to a corrupt, tyrannical Federal Government. The purpose of this meeting will be to establish a new nation, a parallel country which any state, or portion of a state, is welcome to join. We are NOT seeking to compete in anyway with the United States, but rather, to liberate ourselves from what we believe is tyrannical, rouge Federal Government. Those states and territories that wish to join the new nation will...
  • The South is Rising Again (Spirit of Secession is Nationwide)

    03/15/2010 8:43:16 PM PDT · by no dems · 194 replies · 3,188+ views ^ | March 15, 2010 | Peter Heck
    The South is rising again. Before I go any further, let me clarify. Sadly, too many in our country possess the superficial and ignorant perception that the only impetus behind southern secession was to perpetuate the abhorrent practice of slavery. Therefore, when they hear such a phrase, their kneejerk reaction tells them this must be about race. I assure you, it’s not. When the North invaded the South during the 1860s, it was to deny the southern states the ultimate expression of their sovereignty – the ability to withdraw from a union they had voluntarily joined. Interestingly, secession was a...
  • The South is rising again

    03/15/2010 10:08:18 AM PDT · by bubbacluck · 152 replies · 2,491+ views
    OneNewsNow/Perspectives ^ | 3/15/2010 | Peter Heck
    The South is rising again. Before I go any further, let me clarify. Sadly, too many in our country possess the superficial and ignorant perception that the only impetus behind southern secession was to perpetuate the abhorrent practice of slavery. Therefore, when they hear such a phrase, their kneejerk reaction tells them this must be about race. I assure you, it’s not. When the North invaded the South during the 1860s, it was to deny the southern states the ultimate expression of their sovereignty – the ability to withdraw from a union they had voluntarily joined.
  • CNN Poll: Majority says government a threat to citizens' rights

    02/26/2010 4:16:15 PM PST · by USALiberty · 3 replies · 406+ views
    (State-controlled) ^ | February 26, 2010 | CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser
    A majority of Americans think the federal government poses a threat to rights of Americans, according to a new national poll. Fifty-six percent of people questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Friday say they think the federal government's become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens. Forty-four percent of those polled disagree.
  • The New Secessionists

    02/18/2010 6:38:39 AM PST · by Politically Correct · 36 replies · 739+ views
    Whiskey and Gunpowder ^ | 18 Feb 2010 | Linda Brady Traynham
    The New Secessionists Feb 18th, 2010 | By Linda Brady Traynham | Category: Featured, Morning Whiskey Shooters, Ron Holland is the most reading fun I’ve had since discovering C. S. Stirling, and a couple of more articles like the last two may set that mark back to C. Northcote Parkinson. Dear glory, a man who writes elegant prose, has a brilliantly logical mind, and understands the true causes of the War of the Rebellion?! I wouldn’t be surprised to learn he keeps goats, smokes, and had served with the French Foreign Legion or with our guys in Viet Nam as...
  • Did the Civil War truly settle the secession question?

    02/17/2010 3:43:05 PM PST · by Constitutionalist Conservative · 675 replies · 4,347+ views
    Prior to the American Civil War, it was popularly assumed that states which had freely chosen to enter the Union could just as freely withdraw from said union at their own discretion.  Indeed, from time to time individual states or groups of states had threatened to do just that, but until 1860 no state had actually followed through on the threat. Since then, it has been considered axiomatic that the War “settled the question” of whether or not states had the right to secede.  The central government, backed by force of arms, says the answer is No.  As long as...
  • Antonin Scalia: No right to secede

    02/17/2010 9:08:09 AM PST · by Palter · 276 replies · 4,041+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 17 Feb 2010 | Robert Barnes
    Is there a right to secede from the Union, or did the Civil War settle that? Certain Tea Partiers have raised the possibility of getting out while the getting's good, setting off a round of debate on legal blogs. The more cerebral theorists at the smart legal blog The Volokh Conspiracy question whether such a right exists. Enter a New York personal injury lawyer, and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The lawyer, Eric Turkewitz, says his brother Dan, a screenwriter, put just such a question to all of the Supreme Court justices in 2006 -- he was working on an...
  • Glenn Beck Discusses Lincoln with "Expert"

    02/15/2010 3:29:27 PM PST · by central_va · 340 replies · 4,732+ views
    Glenn Beck Show ^ | 2/15/2009 | Self
    Did anyone here see tonight's Glenn Beck TV show segment with the author (Lehrman?) of Lincoln at Peoria?
  • Secession as a Solution to the Washington Debt Threat

    02/13/2010 9:35:17 AM PST · by Politically Correct · 31 replies · 771+ views
    Whiskey and Gunpowder ^ | Feb 11, 2010 | RON HOLLAND
    Frédéric Bastiat must have been looking toward the future of the United States today when he said, “When plunder has become a way of life for a group of people living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it, and a moral code that glorifies it.” I fear the federal government will plunder much of our private wealth, retirement plans and personal savings through hyperinflation, financial controls and confiscatory tax rates all in the name of protecting the public from a future debt crisis unless the states can secede from...
  • Secession in the Air

    02/12/2010 10:11:11 AM PST · by Commonsensecommonman · 16 replies · 776+ views
    No, it is not 1860 again. But with all the talk of the 10th Amendment, nullification and interposition, states rights and secession -- following Gov. Rick Perry's misstatement that Texas, on entering the Union in 1845, reserved in its constitution a right to secede -- one might think so. Chalk up another one for those Tea Party activists who exploded in cheers when Sister Sarah brought up the dread word in endorsing Rick Perry in the primary. Looking back in American history, however, these ideas, these sentiments, decried as insane inside the Beltway, were once as American as "The Midnight...
  • Secession in the Air

    02/12/2010 3:00:35 AM PST · by The Raven · 208 replies · 3,356+ views
    Free Republic ^ | Feb 12, 2010 | Pat Buchannen
    No, it is not 1860 again. But with all the talk of the 10th Amendment, nullification and interposition, states rights and secession -- following Gov. Rick Perry's misstatement that Texas, on entering the Union in 1845, reserved in its constitution a right to secede -- one might think so. Chalk up another one for those Tea Party activists who exploded in cheers when Sister Sarah brought up the dread word in endorsing Rick Perry in the primary. Looking back in American history, however, these ideas, these sentiments, decried as insane inside the Beltway, were once as American as "The Midnight...
  • The legal fiction that states can nullify US law persist in Texas

    02/07/2010 6:15:41 AM PST · by wolfcreek · 829 replies · 11,703+ views
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 2.6.2010 | Sanford Levinson
    An unexpected feature of this year's gubernatorial race is the revival of certain political notions identified with early American history. Republican candidate Debra Medina in particular has made nullification a major aspect of her campaign, both in her two debates with U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and Gov. Rick Perry and on her Web site, which includes, under the label "Restore Sovereignty," the message that the U.S. Constitution "divides power between the federal and state governments and ultimately reserves final authority for the people themselves. Texas must stop the over reaching federal government and nullify federal mandates in agriculture, energy,...
  • The Late, Great State of Franklin

    02/06/2010 11:17:55 AM PST · by jay1949 · 12 replies · 451+ views
    Backcountry Notes ^ | February 6, 2010 | Jay Henderson
    For many Northeast Tennesseans, the State of Franklin represented the apparently inevitable conflict between liberty and corrupt government. The State of Franklin certainly was in keeping with the character of the Backcountry settlers who had come to this rugged area to secure land and liberty and were determined to preserve their rights to both.
  • Remembering Robert E. Lee

    01/05/2010 3:28:41 PM PST · by BigReb555 · 131 replies · 2,125+ views
    The Huntington News ^ | January 5, 2010 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Did you know that Paul Revere, Betsy Ross, Martin Luther King and Robert E. Lee were born during the month of January?
  • Democrats Racist Roots Exposed: Harry Reid of Nevada said of Obama "light skinned" with no ...

    01/09/2010 10:29:26 PM PST · by Perseverando · 10 replies · 957+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | January 09, 2010 | Pamela Geller
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid privately described then-candidate Barack Obama during the presidential campaign as a black candidate who could be successful thanks in part to his “light-skinned” appearance and speaking patterns "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one." In a stunning and disgusting show of blatant racism, elitist and white supremacist Harry Reid has been exposed in a new blockbuster book. I didn't know people actually spoke this way. But it's hardly surprising: the Democrats were the party of slavery, KKK Exalted cyclops Robert Byrd, and anti-civil rights until they figured out how to make African...
  • Atlanta secession effort raises race issues (Splitting Milton and Fulton counties)

    01/08/2010 1:12:03 PM PST · by bluebuffalo · 22 replies · 970+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 1-7-10
    In the cradle of the civil rights movement, a new secession effort is under way that would break off Atlanta's predominantly white, wealthy suburbs to the north from poorer, black neighborhoods in the south. There's a renewed push to take some suburbs out of Fulton County, Georgia's most populous and home to most of the city of Atlanta, and put them under the now-extinct Milton County. Its supporters hope resurrecting the county would give residents there more responsive government. But opponents say the measure is racially motivated and will open up a deep rift between black and white, rich
  • Avoiding A Train Wreck: Texas Secession

    12/22/2009 10:45:51 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 56 replies · 3,138+ views ^ | 12/22/2009 | Darrel Mulloy
    ...the federal, rather central, government is a train wreck that is on its way to happen, and we, all of us, are passengers on that fated train. Like passengers on a train headed too fast for a curve in the track, we can (at least most of us can) see the impending danger in front of us, and most have a strong suspicion that we will not survive the coming wreck. We are also afraid to jump off of the doomed train for fear that we will be hurt when we make our exit. There may be rough ground outside...
  • A Case for Secession -Taxation

    12/09/2009 7:41:37 PM PST · by wwcj · 19 replies · 729+ views
    secession university ^ | 12/8/2009 | Patrick Samuels
    An individual should be able to provide for his basic necessities-food, clothing and shelter, without having to pay a fee to the government to be allowed to do so. If I am not free to purchase food without paying a tax, I am a mere servant to a government that will allow me the privilege of eating only if I pay a fee. If I can live on my property only as long as I continue to pay a tax, the property is not mine, I merely rent it from the government. Consider also the exercise of our rights to...
  • I'm Not Willing To Surrender To Tyranny

    12/04/2009 4:58:31 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 26 replies · 846+ views ^ | 12/04/2009 | Darrel Mulloy
    ...if and when Texas makes the move to secede, after a majority vote by its people, the federal government will send troops in and keep us from following through. Does anyone else find this a little strange; that those opposed to secession are opposed because they fear the federal government? I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am for secession because I fear the federal government. I don’t necessarily fear them because I think they will march into Texas and impose martial law, but because if we don’t do something to stop what they are doing to...
  • Edge lies with Perry in Texas gubernatorial race

    11/28/2009 11:12:28 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 22 replies · 984+ views
    San Angelo Standard Times ^ | 11/24/2009 | Jack Cowan
    SAN ANGELO, Texas — Maybe it won’t turn out to be the turning point of the 2010 gubernatorial race, but it probably was the defining one when Rick Perry hinted that Texas should secede from the United States. Perry, addressing the Tea Party-inspired fury aimed at the federal government earlier this year, coyly said several times, in various ways, that Texans love their country, but if Washington refused to heed the Constitution, well ... Most Americans either laughed or gasped, but most of the people who will vote in next year’s Texas Republican primary either applauded or nodded approvingly. It...
  • What Can We Learn from 1860?

    11/26/2009 10:19:55 AM PST · by dynachrome · 98 replies · 2,181+ views
    Whiskey and Gunpowder ^ | 11-20-09 | Linda Brady Traynham
    What I think about secession basically is that it is a consummation devoutly to be wished, but a dangerous pursuit to advocate publicly. Janet Napolitano and the alphabet soup guys do not take kindly to the notion of freedom in any way, and for the precise reason that Abraham Lincoln did not. When asked why he didn’t just let the South go, Lincoln exploded in a rage, “Let the South go? LET THE SOUTH GO? How, then, should I fill my coffers?” Documented historical fact. Look it up for yourselves. Winners write history and the North/Leftists have had nearly 160...
  • My Rant

    11/21/2009 8:06:16 PM PST · by LTC.Ret · 47 replies · 2,732+ views
    It's time. No, I am not some crazy fringe lunatic. I am one of the most law abiding citizens around. I don't even have any moving traffic violations ever, in 40 years of driving, only a ticket once in college for an unnoticed (by me) expired inspection sticker. Never drank, never smoked, never tried drugs. I am the LAST person anyone would expect to say NO, NO MORE, NO WAY!!! But it's time. I served my country voluntarily for 31 years, and did my level best to give back to the Army and my soldiers more than they gave me....
  • Secession, the last choice.

    11/08/2009 7:57:55 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 19 replies · 1,760+ views
    11/8/09 | Self
    Two quotes come to mind: There comes a time in every man's life.... when they must spit on their hands....raise their black flag...and start slitting throats...~ HL Mencken... "America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards."- Claire Wolfe But there is another option, secession. Secession has long been the last peaceful choice of a people who believe that they can no longer tolerate the government that rules over them. History is replete with examples of secession as one group or region declared their independence from their parent...
  • How We Got Here: The Decline of the 10th Amendment - 10/30/09 @ 3pmE - Unspun with AnnaZ

    10/30/2009 8:54:58 AM PDT · by AnnaZ · 6 replies · 296+ views
    How We Got Here: The Decline of the 10th Amendment Michael Boldin of Tenth Amendment Center joins the show to discuss the history and current state of the 10th Amendment to the US Constitution. With the over reach of federal government in many American sectors and industries, including as being currently witnessed in the health care takeover debate, state legislatures are starting to take up the 10th Amendment as a topic again. Can citizens also be inspired to appreciate its wisdom and demand a return to its observation? Tune in. Call-in Number: (347) 327-9710 Unspun with AnnaZ on Blog...

    10/20/2009 4:37:10 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 22 replies · 1,307+ views ^ | 10/20/2009 | Staff
    While much of America’s mainstream news media continues to scoff at the notion of Texas independence, journalists from elsewhere around the globe are beginning to recognize that the Texas Nationalist Movement is gaining momentum in its quest to put the issue of Texas secession before the voters of the state. TNM representatives have been deluged of late by requests for media interviews, particularly from journalists from overseas. TNM President Daniel Miller has been interviewed by Iranian television and a request from British TV is in the wings, while stories about the movement have also been featured in Agence France-Presse, the...