Secession petitions surge after Obama win?
It's obvious that the sudden surge of secession petitions has driven the Empire's apologists totally mad. They simply cannot conceive popular resistance to the central government that is OBVIOUSLY the fount of all that is good. The Charlotte Observer, for example, is so shell-shocked by North Carolina's petition receiving the 25,000 signatures required for an official response that it can only respond with tired, recycled slogans. Here's the lede of the Observer editorial on the secession drive:
Seceding from the United States? One pundit wise-cracked, "Hasn't that been tried before?"Clever, eh? But it gets worse. Check out these DEVASTATING arguments from the Observer editorial, followed by my response: "Remember, we had a Civil War to settle that issue nearly 150 years ago." So, constitutional law is settled by brute force? By that reasoning, John Wilkes Booth legally ruled Lincoln's election invalid. "The new movie "Lincoln" could be a good flick to see as an apt reminder." Yes, whenever there's a debate about the historical record, or the Founder's intent in drafting the Constitution, rigorous research in the form of going to the movies is always the best approach. "The Civil War ended and the union was kept intact." Wrong. The Civil War destroyed the voluntary union of free people, and established the supremacy of the federal government, backed by the subsidy seekers in industry and banking. Expect to see a whole lot more such nonsense and historical illiteracy as DC inevitably sinks deeper in corruption and bankruptcy.