Sunday, January 13, 2013

Hannity Brings up Secession

This was going to happen at some point-

Most well-known conservative thinkers and commentators have avoided the "S" word like the plague. They seem to be under the impression that, if we can just get our point across, people will turn back to voting for conservative candidates like we were back in the early 80's.

Things have changed since then. To the electorate has been added people who, in those halcyon days and since then, were in college where they were subjected to Marxist and anti-western propaganda, vast amount of people from nations that had no experience with effective representative republican-type governments have been imported. The welfare rolls have been bolstered due to the ongoing efforts of Progressives.

Sean Hannity made a bold move for someone who has to answer to his bosses. The latter are under enormous pressure to avoid political attacks and boycotts of station sponsors.

What made Hannity's statement stand out is the fact that, instead of merely arguing whether or not secession is legal, he noted that our Declaration of Independence was a radical document. In doing so, he recognized that most political breaks and assertions of sovereignty start out as illegal moves. Our nation was born with a political move that was clearly contrary to British Law.

Here lies the argument that pathetically few supporters of secession bring up; the Declaration was not designed to be a legal move, but as an acknowledgment that a break had already been made by the Crown and Parliament. Those who signed that document noted that all of their efforts to reconcile with the mother country had yielded negative results. They specifically applied the concepts advance by writers such as John Locke, who insisted that, when governments cease to be protectors of rights and property and become oppressors,.it is the right and obligation of a people to alter or abolish it. Locke noted that people are born free and have no right to allow themselves to be subjugated.

This is where we are right now. Our system has become something altogether unrecognizable from that which was crafted at the Constitutional Convention. Washington is dominated by Progressives and submissive Republicans. We have protested time and again to no avail, and things will probably only get much worse in the next few months and years.

So the question is not about the legality or illegality of secession, but whether or not our national government has already effected a break with its own people, abandoned our Constitutional system, and subjugated the law-abiding taxpayers to a lifetime of servitude and control. 

My answer to all three is yes.

Even if no permanent break is desired, a temporary secession of a group of states may be the only hope to force significant changes both to our direction and to roll back abusive and oppressive laws and regulations.

From the article at top:

"States with lower taxes may soon decide they want to stop shouldering the burden of states with higher taxes, Hannity warned.

“People that are fed up with a power hungry, radicalized, abusive federal government intruding into every aspect of our lives,” Hannity continued. “People are going to say they’re fed up, and states are going to want more liberty and more freedom. They’re not going to want to tax their citizens to death anymore. If this pattern continues and gets worse and worse and worse, I can see at some point the states saying, ‘Forget it. I don’t want to be a part of this union anymore.’”

Hannity rejected the idea that secession is necessarily a “radical concept,” arguing that the Declaration of Independence is itself a “radical document.”

“There is a tipping point in all of these debates,” he said. “Now, politically speaking, that means people are going to be thrown out of office, I hope. But if not, there are going to be people in more conservative states that have had enough. I can see a state like Utah saying, ‘Enough is enough,’ [and] a state like Texas saying, ‘Enough is enough.’ I absolutely can.”

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