Patriot Convention


This is the one election that in all of our history is a fork in the road that we had better choose wisely.

This next president will appoint several Supreme Court justices.

That alone should be enough to make everyone sit up and take notice.

If HRC is allowed to stack that Supreme Court, the country is gone.

It is that serious. There is no turning back, none.

We will not have the luxury to say, we can hang for another 4 years.

The communist planks are all in place…

...that ball is at the finish line and just needs that last punt over the goal posts and it is game over.

That one issue will have ramifications for decades.

Your children and grandkids will experience the full weight of that one issue alone.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Secession: Radical reaction or right of the states?

Via Rebellion

 Bernhard spoke at our Lee-Jackson Day Dinner last January.

Bernhard, Dixie and Cousin John


An online petition calling for the secession of North Carolina from the United States has enough signatures to prompt an official response from the White House.

Bernhard Thuersam, Chair of North Carolina League of the South, said the petitions may not achieve what they call for, but they are a start, nonetheless.

"To go to the federal government and say 'please, can we secede?' is really not the proper way to do it," he said.

Every state voluntarily signed the constitution, so they can voluntarily leave the union as well, according to Thuersam. He said it's a constitutional principal that many do no understand, and the recent petitions on pushing the discussion into the open.

"As unscientific as they may be, they show a great dislike for the federal government and it's interference and the intrusion it's making into the states," said Thuersam.

If a state were to secede, there would be a plan, according to Thuersam. He predicts several states banding together to form their own union. Thuersam said secession should not be considered 'unamerican', because it comes down to a misunderstanding of the constitution.

Michael Haas, Pre-Law Advisor at UNC-Wilmington, said Wednesday that the view of secession in America changed after the Civil War. Besides the Supreme Court precedent in 1869, Haas said people spoke about the United States differently before the war by considering it a plural.

"Before they said 'the United States are', and after it was 'the United States is, making it the singular entity it is today," said Haas.

The federal relief money given to states after natural disasters is a sticking point for Haas.
"When you talk of maybe $30 billion in damages from this Hurricane Sandy, that's something you have to keep in mind," he said.

To that, Thuersam said the states survived well enough before agencies like FEMA.

"We helped each other out," said Thuersam. "It's not done through the government."

A government that Thuersam considers out of touch with the more than 300 million people it represents. He suggests states and the people living in them would benefit from smaller governments as opposed to any administration in Washington, D.C.

"The scale is so out of touch," he said.

Copyright 2012 WECT. All rights reserved.

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