“The several states composing the United States of America are not united on the principle of unlimited submission to their general government; but by a compact under the style and title of a Constitution for the United States, and of amendments thereto, they constituted a general government for special purposes [and] delegated to that government certain definite powers and whensoever the general government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force. To this compact each state acceded as a state, and is an integral party, its co-states forming, as to itself, the other party. The government created by this compact was not made the exclusive or final judge of the extent of the powers delegated to itself, since that would have made its discretion, and not the Constitution the measure of its powers.”
This secession movement seems to be getting a little traction out there:
How would Old Glory look with 30 stars instead of 50? As far-fetched as it may sound, the White House might soon be forced by its own rules to examine the question.
As of 3:40 p.m. ET, more than 25,000 Texans have already signed the petition on The White House website to let Texas peacefully secede from United States of America and “create its own NEW government.”
The petition, created on Nov. 9, argues for secession, stating:
But wait, before you just dismiss this secession talk, consider this:
From June 2009 to September 2012, America gained some 2.59 million jobs. That weak recovery was the basis for the Obama re-election campaign. But as it turns out, virtually all of that job creation happened in states that are right-to-work – states in which no industry can force people to join a union in order to work. There are 22 right-to-work states. During that period, those states saw an increase in employment of 1.86 million. That means, according to the National Institute for Labor Relations Research, that “Right to Work states … were responsible for 72% of all net household job growth across the US from June 2009 through September 2012.”
Here’s the map:
Now, compare it to this map and ask yourself if you see a possible correlation:
Now compare those two maps to this one:
“When the representative body have lost the confidence of their constituents, when they have notoriously made sale of their most valuable rights, when they have assumed to themselves powers which the people never put into their hands, then indeed their continuing in office becomes dangerous to the State, and calls for an exercise of the power of dissolution.”
“If any state in the Union will declare that it prefers separation… to a continuance in union… I have no hesitation in saying, ‘let us separate.”
NOW, HERE’S HOW I PROPOSE WE SAVE THE UNION
First, those States which still believe in the ideals and principles of this nation need to force the minority States that are dictating to the majority to secede by leaving the union. True, the “red States” will be doing the seceding, but we will be bringing the Constitution with us. In reality, the net effect will be to force the blue States out of the union. In this way, we cut the cancer from our nation.
Next, we restore the Constitution as well as the ideals and principles it was intended to protect and preserve as espoused in the Declaration of Independence. Then, as Jefferson said we would, we will amend it through the proper method to make provisions against the cancer of Progressivism ever metastasizing in our society and government again. We will take measures to insure the schools stay local; to see to it that prayer and the pledge are returned to our schools; media is never allowed to be consolidated; private property is protected once again; heavier chains are placed upon the roles of government to bind it down more firmly and the system of checks and balances are returned and strengthened. The legislative body will also be tied down to Bills and Acts that must be in keeping with both natural law and Constitutional constraints.
We will also replace the tax system with a tax system that operates in keeping with natural law. This will go further toward repairing and healing our economy than anything else we can do as humans. Then we will get government out of the way of the Churches and other charities so that they may return to their traditional functions of providing for the truly needy among us.
Finally, as the blue States start to fail and – as they eventually will – they seek to be readmitted in to the union, we will readily and willingly accept them back into the fold – so long as they willingly accept our repaired Constitution AND agree to amend their State Constitutions to support and enhance the ideals and beliefs contained within it.
Eventually, as the blue States fail and their people start to starve as they are doing now in Europe, they will all come back to the union – just as Jefferson predicted they would should a group of States ever leave the union. And by following this plan, we will not only be the first nation in history to break the cycle of republican decay, we will restore this nation to its place of exceptionalism on the world stage. This is the path to restoring this nation to its rightful place as the leader of the world, but leader through example and by extending the open hand of friendship and assistance rather than the mailed fist of conquest and subjugation.
To be sure, this plan need more work, but then, this is off the cuff. But it can and will work — especially when you look at the map and realize this new nation will be energy and food self-sufficient and will retain the largest part f the wealth=producing aspects that remain of the national economy as it is now. All we need to do is disseminate it to the States and start pushing it. Leaders will follow; we just need to make sure we only look to honorable patriots to lead us and not a single career politician. Do these things; follow this plan and we will do what the South tried to do in the War of Northern Aggression, only – this time – it will work because it will be righteous, it will be legal and it will be peaceful…unless the blue States resort to violence when they realize their slaves are leaving the reservation upon which they have sought to confine us through their subversion and perversion of our system.