Is Secession Happening?

by James Buchanan

An article on Buzzfeed reports “Former Republican presidential candidate and congressman Ron Paul says secession is happening and it’s ‘good news.’ Paul later predicted the states would stop listening to federal laws.”

“’I would like to start off by talking about the subject and the subject is secession and, uh, nullification, the breaking up of government, and the good news is it’s gonna happen. It’s happening,’ Paul, the father of potential Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul, told a gathering at the libertarian Mises Institute in late January. The event Paul was speaking at was titled ‘Breaking Away: The Case for Secession.’”

“Paul said secession would not be legislated by Congress, but would be de facto, predicting ‘when conditions break down…there’s gonna be an alternative.’”

“’And it’s not gonna be because there will be enough people in the U.S. Congress to legislate it. It won’t happen. It will be de facto. You know, you’ll have a gold standard when the paper standard fails, and we’re getting awfully close to that. And people will have to resort to taking care of themselves. So when conditions break down, you know, there’s gonna be an alternative. And I think that’s what we’re witnessing.’”

“Later, Paul said the Federal Reserve would end and the states would stop listening to federal laws they didn’t agree with.”

Left-wing politicians have ignored parts of the Bill of Rights that they don’t agree with for decades. The Second Amendment has been ignored and infringed in states like New York and California even as the concealed carry movement made progress almost everywhere else.

Perhaps, right-wing states will refuse to allow homosexuals to get married regardless of what the federal government wants. The Left is trying desperately to make Gay marriage a “civil rights” issue, which it is not.

States like Arizona and Texas may start deporting illegal aliens regardless of the federal government. They’ve waited patiently for sanity to return, but two terms of Obama means that sanity isn’t returning anytime soon.

Another issue that has been fairly divisive is ObamaCare. What if half the states simply decide to reject ObamaCare and not let it interfere with their future and economy anymore? ObamaCare has been a dark cloud over employers, who see themselves getting hit with new mandates that they can’t afford.

Things will really get interesting if some of the Whiter states cut back drastically on welfare, which could start driving Black welfare parasites from conservative states to liberal states.

Ron Paul sees the collapse of the dollar as the tipping point. That could easily happen while Obama is president, and I hope it does. People need to remember Obama as a failure whose liberal policies helped push the US economy over the edge.


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