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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Secession movements on the rise



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Secession movements on the rise

More and more, American people are becoming fed up with the elected class in both the Washington, D.C., cesspool and their State capitols.

It seems that once elected and after sniffing the wine at the altar of power, most of them lose their humanity. They begin to ignore the will of their constituents, bowing instead to the will of their corporate masters, forgetting (or ignoring) the promises they made to get elected.

Once entrenched in office and buttressed by crony/fascist system, they become almost impossible to unseat. This is occurring in State governments and moreso in the Federal government.

In the halls of power, there is a hostile movement against the people and toward more government centralization. While this idea sits well with much of the parasite class found in mostly urban areas of the country, it is disagreeable to many — if not most — in the more rural "red" portion of the country.

This and other issues have led to a growing number of secessionist movements across the country.

On Election Day this year (November 3, 2021), another rural Oregon county voted to explore moving to Idaho, part of a larger effort to secede from the blue state. Harney County became the latest Oregon county to express interest in joining the "Greater Idaho" movement, an effort to secede from Democratic-leaning Oregon and join conservative Idaho.

A group of Colorado residents is looking into the possibility of secession from their state to join Wyoming and escape Colorado's more liberal government, according to the group's Facebook page. Five counties have already voted in the past to separate from that State and form a 51st State about the size of Vermont. Again, the issue was growing frustration in conservative prairie towns with the liberal ruling class elected by the more populated urban centers.

Three Maryland counties are calling to secede from their own state are hoping to find a new home in West Virginia. They want to separate from Annapolis' liberal majority.

In Michigan, the Upper Peninsula region has in the past made mention of moving to join with Wisconsin.  [I've personally suggested this to our state reps].

And remember when venture capitalist Tim Draper joined a movement looking to break up the State of California into as many as six different States? Secession talk is not new for California. There have been at least 200 secession proposals since the state's founding in the 1850s. The "Jefferson State" has been on the minds of northern Californians and southern Oregonians for years.

In many cases, those advocating for separation have distanced themselves from the political parties, recognizing that neither party serves the interests of liberty.

Whenever the word "secession" is uttered, it is assumed that angry, racist honkies from the South are trying to stand athwart history, keeping America from reaching the great beige future imagined by the Founders. What complete hogwash.

I am an advocate for secession, a concept that is enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. It is a legitimate remedy for when an established government becomes destructive to life, liberty and happiness, and when it begins to derive its powers from places other than the consent of the governed.

Ron Paul wrote, "There is nothing treasonous or unpatriotic about wanting a federal government that is more responsive to the people it represents. That is what our Revolutionary War was all about and today our own federal government is vastly overstepping its constitutional bounds with no signs of reform..."

Americans have suffered under an ever more abusive and ever-growing government for many years. The rates of abuse and growth have accelerated exponentially since the 9/11 attacks and the 2008 economic collapse and now the pandemic lockdowns. The abuse train has been boarded by both Republicans and Democrats. It spawned the original Tea Party movement (since co-opted by the Republican Party). Secession petitions are just another way of expressing frustration that the people's voices are not being heard.

Secession was considered a viable remedy – and often discussed — for disagreements over the War of 1812 and by abolitionists prior to the Civil War.

The Civil War — aka the War to Prevent Southern Secession or the war of Northern Aggression — essentially neutered the 9th and 10th Amendments. The war was not started by President Abraham Lincoln to end slavery. It was fought to stop secession – to reign in a "rebellion" of states who were exercising their rights as outlined in the Declaration of Independence.

The Founders made it more difficult for states to split than they did for states to leave the union. Secession was an understood and Constitutional course of action prior to the tyrant Abraham Lincoln's assault on the South.

According to Article IV, Section 3:

New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new States shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the Junction of two or more States, or parts of States, without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress.

How soon is now?

I do not believe it is yet time to take up arms or secede from the union.

For as the Declaration of Independence states: "Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is the duty to throw off such Government, and to provide new guards for their future security."

If the current train of woke, anti-American abuses continues unabated, a breaking point will eventually be reached. The political class would do well to heed the growing frustration levels before it is too late.

Several elections this past Election Day were a rejection of rising socialism... but then again, a socialist won the mayoral race in Boston. So nothing is a given.

A proper repudiation of Federal power would be to repeal the 17th amendment and return the power of appointment of senators to the state legislatures.

The Union was formed as a confederation of states that joined together voluntarily. It was the States that joined together, not the people.

The Founders saw the States as checks on the Federal government. They understood that the Federal government would attempt to assume more power than it was granted by the Constitution. So the Senate was devised in Article I, Section 3 in such a way as to give the State legislatures Senate-appointing powers. This made the Senators accountable to the States rather than special interests. Now Senators are fascists, beholden to business interests and not their constituents.

As Americans on both sides of the secession movements around the country continue to feel more and more that the Federal government does not represent them, the political battle may change from conservatives versus liberals to the citizens of the Nation versus the elitists and corporate special interests in Washington, D.C.

This could be a moment in history quite indicative of the beginning of the end for authoritarian American central government entities.

Yours for the truth,

Bob Livingston
Editor, The Bob Livingston Letter®





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Woke Disney corp just got punched in the face with its own fist. It’s being lampooned by an animated short and their park’s own theme song. You’re gonna love this




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Most preppers start out by stockpiling food, but it doesn’t take long for most to broaden their horizons and start adding other things to their list. There are so many things we use on an everyday basis which we don’t really need for survival, but there are also many things we will need. The trick is sorting out which are which and making sure we stockpile the right ones.    

Then there are things which we might want during a time of crisis, but which we can’t stockpile in normal ways because they don’t keep. Stockpiling those things just creates a disposal problem for us in the midst of a crisis. So rather than helping us survive, all they do is make survival harder. Some might even be dangerous if kept for too long...

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Tim said...

A round of applause! Truly enjoyed the spoof on Disney too.

Kathy said...

This is an amazingly good blog. Go back several issues & you'll find non-stop resources and excellent content....this guy could be the next Tucker Carlson.

Michael said...

We are rapidly becoming two very different nations with two very different cultures. At one time we truly were the “United” States of America, but now we have been split into two opposing camps that deeply hate one another. As a result, in recent years we have watched millions of Americans relocate for ideological reasons. This has caused “red states” to become even redder and “blue states” to become even bluer