Squabbling About Secession

It is well to remember that people who belong to a group don’t always agree about everything. Over at the gift that keeps on giving, we see just that, as members of the Southern Heritage Preservation Group debate over the recent flurry of secession petitions we’ve heard so much about.

 

My vote goes with Mr. Tatum.  John C. Hall, Jr., of Dublin, Georgia, can whine all he wants (he’s good at that, as we have seen), but he’s just full of hot air, because he’s not going to risk anything outside of some time at the keyboard. Then again, sometimes we have to take even saber-rattlers seriously.

Individuals are always free to secede from the United States. Be as good as your word, folks … renounce your citizenship and consider self-deportation, to borrow a recent phrase.

Meanwhile, apparently someone has once again outed Kevin Levin as a neo-Confederate. This is getting old.

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3 thoughts on “Squabbling About Secession

  1. Far as all this loss of freedom the religious right claims they are loosing, It brought back a childhood memory .I remember when the ‘colored and white’ drinking fountain signs were removed because of civil rights laws , conservatives yelled back then ” we are loosing the freedom of standing for our morals and beliefs” I find humans to be strange creatures

    • Where are the folks judging inappropriate historical analysis when you really need them? Wow.

      Look, it isn’t very wise for a historically minded person to toss out a political judgement like that, especially when implying that that is what those you decry are doing. I disagree with many popular characterization of the changes in the country too, but I must be able to do it first on non-political lines, or any political judgements would be quite uninformed. For example, if this were the proper forum, could you give a non-political and reasonably accurate account of the legal changes the country has undergone over time? The citizen’s relationship to the state? I think I could, or at least that is my area of attention so I have a shot at it. In any case there is no denying that there have been dramatic changes in the country. Now whether that is good or bad is open to debate, but the debate must happen on the merits. Those that claim to know history either need to show it or stop claiming to be anything other than political hacks. BTW, the word “loose” and “lose” have entirely different meanings.

  2. >”Individuals are always free to secede from the United States. Be as good as your word, folks … renounce your citizenship and consider self-deportation, to borrow a recent phrase.”<…. I'm still thinking William Walker is a good example on that one :-) It could be their adventure of a lifetime

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