From: Jackson Tn
Fear not! You're not the only American who is fed up. Many like myself are no longer republican or democrat but independent. While I don't ever think that we will have another civil war I think that change will be coming.
Why would you say secession is not a viable option or even allowed?
Just because lincoln used military power to force the seceded states back into the union does'nt
mean they did'nt have the right of secession.
Find me documented proof that the founders disallowed secession.
They had seceded from the british empire after all
I'll repeat the answer that Patrick Henry gave to the governor of virginia
when asked by him at the ratification of the constitution
if his state could leave the union if they found it not to their liking.
"Yes but be warned some future president may invade your country and burn your homes"
You don't think Texas could exist as an independent country?
Also technically the south did'nt rebel against the union,they did'nt try to overthrow
the government they peacefully chose to leave it.
I know. Don't confuse certain people with the facts. I am actually in the mood to have my house leave the Union and become a House State. I am furious at the level of taxation, assaults on our constitutional rights, the imposing of ideologies on our school children-the list of grievances against our Federal monster government is to long to list here...I meant to say "Lincoln, and the Republicans, did not think secession legal"!
I know I have been all over the map on the issue. The reality is I don't want this country to fall apart(and am glad it did not in the 1860's), but I think we are in the process of that happening. When you have huge numbers of sheriffs making public statements saying they will not only NOT enforce federal gun control laws, but will actually defend the citizens of their counties from federal agents, things are looking grim. And yes, sheriffs are, usually, the ultimate law enforcer's in our country. They take an oath to defend the Constitution, a Constitution which says we have the right to bear arms...it does not say "bear arms that the government says you can bear". I am through being civil on this issue.
It is sad and somewhat frightening that our country has reached this point. For most of my life I revered the South, in purely romantic terms of General Lee and his hosts of loyalists. But I really never thought secession was right. I have changed my mind. And don't anyone dare say it is because of the election of a black president(PLUS, MY WIFE IS BLACK). I began feeling this way while George Bush was president(and NO I do not think he was evil). He just caved to many times to the progressives. Funny how progressives always, always expect the Republicans to conceded, but they themselves never do.
One reason I continue to engage people who want to tinker with the 2nd Amendment(or any Amendment) is that I hope to change their minds. Since 1988 I have changed my stance on several issues, and I feel that if it can happen to me then commons sense should help others contemplate, and change their positions. I have a friend who was forever whining about Republicans and Conservatives, but because he is a gun owner he suddenly is flummoxed by the proposals of the President. My buddy is now screaming about no one taking his guns. I am happy that Harry Reid(DEMOCRAT) is the main one in the Senate standing in front of the President and progressives yelling "ENOUGH!!! on gun control).
"I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are. If I killed them all there would be news from Hell before breakfast."- W.T. Sherman