Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Peril of Secession

The currently popular secession movement is in all 50 states now.  It is doubtful any state will secede because the state government is so reliant on the Federal teat.  That said, there are allegations of threats of retaliation by the administration against individuals and the Federal Government has become onerous and many of us feel more like "subjects" than citizens.

But there are very dire consequences to secession.  First, the fifty states become weaker apart.  They become easy targets for foreign domination.  It becomes more difficult to negotiate favorable trade.  And that debt still looms (someone has to pay for it).  Second, what to do with Federal military bases and assets?  Do you really want Jerry Brown in control of nuclear weapons?  But third, and I think this is the most important, this is what I believe Obama and the far fringe Left want.  It would be the end of the United States of America.  Some states would form confederations, but nowhere will you find the United States of America nor will you find a document like the Constitution of the United States.  It cannot and will not be replicated in the event of secession.  Those Rights we up until recently enjoyed have no chance in a new document.  This truly is the Last Great Hope.

I believe it is best to maintain the status quo.  We have lost the battle and should not have any expectation of turning any of this around in our lifetimes.  But as we have seen from history, a society that encourages "taking", rather than "making" is unsustainable.  It will collapse under its own weight.  We have only to make sure our children understand what is lost and wait for the collapse of the unsustainable.  There may yet be hope for them.

1 comment:

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

We start with the schools and work our way up. I won't see it, but my Grandson will. Teach your children what it was like, so they can put it back together when the time comes.