Monday, November 12, 2012

Union No More: 20 States Petition for Secession

Currently private citizens in 20 States have filed with the US Government to allow their States to Secede.  You can go here to see them.

Now, I don't think any of these petitions will be granted.  Among other things, I would think such requests would have to come from the Governments in those States.  On the other hand, I think it is very important to sign the petition for your State if there is one, and create one if there is not.

Here's why.

Our Nation has ceased operating within the bounds of its own Constitution.  This began with the Civil War when States were denied the right to secede (a right they had been assumed to have from the beginning of the Nation).  Now, I'm not going to re-fight the Civil War, here, and I think it was (generally) a good thing that it went as it did, but we cannot deny that the Civil War was the first body-blow against the Republic.  It continued from there with great leaps forward during the Great Depression and FDR's New Deal, and again under Jimmy Carter and the "Great Society."  Today, the Union little resembles that Republic of Sovereign States designed in Philadelphia in the late 1700s.  When ObamaCare goes fully into effect, it won't matter what our nation claims it is, it will actually be a tyrannical oligarchy wherein the Political Class rules over the rest of us.  In many ways it is already there, but once the Government is allowed to make direct decisions regarding your health and life, you are no longer a citizen, but a subject.

As such, it is of vital importance to let both Washington, DC, and our own States know how we feel about this.  The politicians must be made to see how deeply we believe in our Liberty, and the lengths we are willing to go to preserve it.  If we are to repair our Republic, we must start by shaking the politicians' belief that we'll just go along with whatever they decide.  We must also make it real in our own minds what we are asking, and what price we are willing to pay for it.


  1. So are you saying people who cannot afford medical care should do without? Many employers due to the economy have cut back hours so not have provide medical benefits. What more many people who work cannot afford to pay out pocket expenses to pay for medication, tests, and catastrophic illnesses or injuries. I really don't think people understand that it is the medical association and insurances that have raised the cost of medical/medical health care and have designed procedures that is redundant in its provisions as well as its oversight of such care. The whole industry needs to be restructured and since they won't do it on their own, then someone has step and stop the overcharges and needless redundency that takes place, thereby jacking up the cost where only those who are financially stable can access such care. What more when one loses their job, COBRA is an option, but without income, who can afford it?

    1. "So are you saying people who cannot afford medical care should do without?"

      Short version: yes. And I am one.

      Longer version: First off, find me people who cannot afford "medical care" and have been denied. Every hospital in America will accept you for life-saving treatment "regardless of ability to pay." So you can drop that line of argument right now.

      Second, YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO WHAT YOU CANNOT PRODUCE OR PROVIDE. Period. Full stop. If you can't make it or provide it, you have no right to it.

      Which, of course, completely ignores the fact your premise is flawed, but I'm not going into that in the comments section.

  2. I live in SC. When Gov. Mark Sanford tried to turn down the stimulus on the grounds that it would put us out on thin fiscal ice--which was wise--he was attacked in the state nearly universally. The "education" establishment wanted the funds and was able to rile everybody up about it. That kind of addiction to Federal education and highway funding has enslaved even the reddest of red states and makes gambits like secession--or even nullification--impossible.

    Frankly, I'd be willing to go along with it. We would need to raise state and local taxes to make up the difference but we could probably manage it more efficiently. Unfortunately, any plan more complicated than "pass this one bill and everything will be fixed as if by magic" is doomed to failure with the modern electorate.

    We may have a chance with quiet sabotage of the system, but I fear that will only give the powers that be an easy scapegoat to justify their unrealistic economic philosophy. In light of that, I think we're better off making loud predictions about how bad this will be and proclaiming that we are washing our hands of it. Then we sit back and enjoy the show. Getting Boehner to stop trying to fix the situation would be the key to that strategy.

  3. Anonymous, your mistake is in misunderstanding how prices got so high to begin with. Obama's hero FDR (another economically illiterate meddler) put policies in place that led to employer funded healthcare and thus began the process of disconnecting supply and demand from the industry. Medicare and Medicaid, out of control attorneys, and government regulation accelerated the process. The President's healthcare bill is moving in the wrong direction.