Ron Paul: ‘Secession is a deeply American principle’

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    Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) said Monday that secession was a “deeply American principle,” amid a growing number of people petitioning the White House to let their states secede from the U.S.

    “Secession is a deeply American principle. This country was born through secession. Some felt it was treasonous to secede from England, but those ‘traitors’ became our country’s greatest patriots,” the former presidential candidate wrote in a post on his House website. “There is nothing treasonous or unpatriotic about wanting a federal government that is more responsive to the people it represents.”


    He continued: “If the possibility of secession is completely off the table there is nothing to stop the federal government from continuing to encroach on our liberties and no recourse for those who are sick and tired of it.”



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    Oh the campaign is over, so we like Ron Paul again?
     
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    Excuse you but I did say, multiple times that Romney was not my first choce.... It's okay, "ADD" will do that.
     
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    Just when we thought we were done hearing from crazy Uncle Liberty. :rolleyes:
     
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    “If the possibility of secession is completely off the table there is nothing to stop the federal government from continuing to encroach on our liberties and no recourse for those who are sick and tired of it.”

    This comment is just silly. Ron Paul has recourse, he can and has run for the office of POTUS and The People for the most part have rejected him. But his right to do so - make a fool of himself - has never been infringed. Even his wackadoodle son has a seat at the table of power but like his dad Rand has ideas which most other members of the Senate and many many Americans see as silly.

    Of course as do most demagogues some of the Pauls' ideas are appealing to the emotions. Pragmatists however, eschew the emotional argument and evaluate ideology on a case by case basis and that is where the libertarians arguments come up short.
     
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    Granny quietly sits back an' counts her Confederate bonds...
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    Secession petitions: Why Americans don't really want to break up
    9 December 2012 - Independence movements are on the march in many Western countries, but the secessionists who have been making news in the US since last month's election are not, realistically, going anywhere. Americans are, in fact, unusually keen to stick together. Why is this?
     
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    The founding was based on secession from the Crown. it's explicit in the declaration of independents. It's far more American than even apple pie.

    But the statists hate it. There is no way any statist lover wants others to have such authority over themselves. So it's demonized as some fringe idea. To the point of celebrating Lincoln's stacked SCOTUS to pass case law stating that no state has the rights in the Declaration of Independents.
     
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    Ron Paul is advocating armed rebellion.
     
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    Secession from America makes you precisely unamerican. What don't you get about that?
     
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    Ron Paul rears his head and his rhetoric every 4 yrs at election time and he gets exactly the same support he does every 4 yrs which is minimal. Hes been spouting the same identical rhetoric word for word for 30 yrs and it hasnt caught on. Now hes done its over for him and somehow a few think Pauls word will mean something more.
    Now we will have to put up with the same rhetoric from his kid for the next couple of decades...
     

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