Is the Union Perpetual and Indivisible?

Posted: April 24th, 2009 by Militant Libertarian

by Virginian Rebel

Are you a slave to the federal government, never being permitted under any circumstances to opt out and preserve your natural rights to life, liberty, and property?

According to some Texas Democrats, no matter what the US government does to us, the people and their respective States are not allowed to secede. Apparently the Texas Democrats are even proposing a resolution expressing “complete and total disagreement with any fringe element advocating the ‘secession’ of Texas or any other state from our one and indivisible Union.”

Somehow the people of a nation born through secession cannot entertain secessionist ideas or they are “the ultimate anti-American” as Rep. Dunnam stated for this AP report. All of this comes in reaction to Governor Perry’s comments yesterday that Texas may one day get to the point where they entertain the ideas of secession. I say that this day may be sooner than later. To Perry’s credit he has refused to back down from his statements.

After all, the Union was initially formed as a voluntary contract between independent States. It was not until Lincoln came along that there was even a thought that the States did not have the right to withdrawal from the Union.

Once again I think Thomas Jefferson saw all of this coming when he said:

“When all government, in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the Center of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated.”

And seeing as Jefferson was a secessionist himself, I would venture to bet that under our current circumstance he would be in full support of Texas and Virginia seceding from our tyrannical federal government. His advice to us today?

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