The Case Against Secession

Against All Enemies

According to the WhiteHouse.gov petition website, there is a petition from almost every state requesting that it have the right to peacefully secede from the Union (Texas example). These are not official petitions from state governments, but from individuals within the states.  In effect, these petitions are circumventing the authority of the states.In response to this multitude of secessionist desires, I contend that this is not the time for secession.Over the past four years, a prominent Community Organizer has done his job agitating the people of this nation…and done it quite well.  According to Saul Alinsky, that is exactly what a community organizer is supposed to do–agitate:

“Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and chance the future.”

A revolutionary organizer must shake up the prevailing patterns of their lives; agitate, create disenchantment and discontent with the current values….”  (Rules for Radicals)

And this is exactly what has been done to us, leading some after the President’s re-election to petition for the secession of their state.

Think about it–the dissolution of our Republic is exactly what our enemies want, and if it can be accomplished through internal agitation, all the better.  Secession will not happen peacefully.  There are already comparisons being made between the current President and Lincoln (and a timely release of a film about Lincoln).  And what did Lincoln do?  Lincoln used the power of coercion possessed by the State to forcefully hold the Union together.  The current President would most likely act in the same manner.

In his farewell speech, George Washington admonished us that the most important thing for us to do is hold the Union together:

“The Unity of Government which constitutes you one people…is a main Pillar in the Edifice of your real independence, the support of your tranquility at home; your peace abroad; of your safety; of your prosperity; of that very Liberty which you so highly prize.  But…much pains will be taken, many artifices employed, to weaken in your minds the conviction of this truth…”  He advised us to “indignantly [frown] upon the first dawning of every attempt to alienate any portion of our Country from the rest…”  He also warns that “To the efficacy and permanency of your Union, a Government for the whole is indispensable.  No alliances however strict between the parts can be an adequate substitute.”  He states that “your Union ought to be considered as a main prop of your liberty, and that the love of the one ought to endear to you the preservation of the other…the continuance of the Union as a primary object of Patriotic desire.” (from George Washington’s Farewell Speech)

To break apart our Union would leave us vulnerable to being ravaged by foreign powers.  And that is what will happen this time should our Union be dissolved.

Should secession occur, and if the military (which is largely located in self-described “red” states) not act on behalf of the federal government to hold the Union together, the President may request assistance from outside powers…”peacekeepers.”  These “peacekeepers” will come from every nation that ever hoped to see the United States carved up and sold at auction–Russia, China, Cuba, Venezuela, to name a few.  Carved up and occupied we will become, magnificently achieving the collectivist and globalist goal of destroying America and our freedoms, for there is no place for our freedoms in a collectivist world.

There is opportunity amidst this national crisis.  As our countrymen experience the tyranny and oppression of a pseudo-socialist system, they will look for the light…for hope.  Point them to our nation’s founding, and point them to God.  This battle isn’t over, and we still have a chance to win.  There are still Patriots left amidst our ranks, and more will flock to the cause.

We must stand firm in the Constitutional foundation of our nation and never compromise.  The tyrannical opposition never compromises…they keep getting everything they want in incremental steps.  And every one of those steps is a step away from our founding.  We must reverse course.  We must redirect this rising desire to secede into an unrelenting resolve to stop the excesses, perversion and tyranny of our government in its current form.  It is time to get it back on track with our founding.

Should an all-out attempt to get our nation back on track fail and it falls into tyranny, then it would be worth considering secession.  For now, we Patriots have only just begun to fight.  And as a patient whose body rejects an organ transplant, the American body needs to reject this insidious organ of socialism that has somehow slipped into our borders.

Once we turn our back on the Union that we have, we will never, ever be able to gain it back.

If you would permit me a final comment, the very existence of the WhiteHouse.gov petition site undermines our republic.  It smacks of serfs petitioning an all-powerful king.  We are not serfs, and the President is most certainly not a king.  If you want something to happen, fix it at your local or state level, and only bring it up through your representatives if it has to be dealt with on the federal level.  The Executive Branch of the United States Government was not created to solve every problem under the sun…and we most certainly do not want it to.

Disclaimer: These opinions are solely my own, and do not reflect the opinions or official positions of any United States Government agency, organization or department.


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Comments

  1. I was suprised to see this article has the same title as one written by my friend, John Horvat II, on the same topic.

    Now, I can see why so many are upset after the elections. There is the sense that government is not responsive to our real needs and desires. Horvat outlines 3 reason why secession does not work:

    1. The first is because it will NOT resolve the problem.

    2. The second reason is the fact that a state is not a nation.

    3. The third reason is that most people do not identify with a state as they do with the nation.

    Like it or not, we Americans identify with America because it is our native land with a common history and culture. We are proud to be American.

    Secession is a superficial, knee-jerk, dead-end reaction that masks the real problem. The real solution is to ientify and address the root cause and deeper solution to our problems, which is really well done in his article A Case Against Secession at http://www.ReturnToOrder.org

  2. The ”America” of which you speak, no longer exists my friend.
    50%+ voted to fundamentally change what our ForeFathers brought forth and subsequent generations fought to uphold.

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