THE RIGHT OF STATE SECESSION IS HISTORICALLY DEFENSIBLE
"That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it..." -- The Declaration of Independence
Clearly, were it not for the concept of secession, we would all still be British Subjects!
"No people and no part of a people shall be held against its will in a political association that it does not want." -- Ludwig von Mises
"My arm was extended upward pleading for peace and the Union of our Fathers. When my hand came down, it fell slowly and sadly by the side of a Secessionist." -- Zebulon Vance
Of course the Federal Government will argue that Secession is illegal, and King George III argued much the same thing regarding the American colonies. Yet history shows that new nations form from older failed nations on a constant basis, as the Russian Republic formed from the ruined USSR.
Nobody for a moment will view these secession petitions as anything more than a symbolic protest, and certainly none want a civil war to go along with the foreign entanglements which are already starving our nation. However, it will be of value to the American people and instructive to the court of world opinion to see the official response to this surge of grass-roots rejection of the unconstitutional and illegitimate body now occupying Washington DC. ~Mike Rivero
The majority of Americans see nothing wrong with the way things are right now, and never would, even if they were all murdered in their beds at the same time. Expecting the majority of Americans to have even the slightest scintilla of understanding with regards to the inherent implications of secession is expecting what could never be. . . least wise, not in this millennium. ~Rod Remelin