Saturday, June 30, 2012

Death of a Nation

SF Medic

Americans are about to learn why the 11 states of the Old Confederacy decided to leave the Union back in the 1860s. State legislatures all across America, not just in the southern states, are about to feel the clinching mailed fist of the federal government. Some are bound to balk and get their hackles up and, eventually, want out. In 1860 and early 1861 no fewer than eleven states felt that way and their people held conventions and decided to leave the Union in a “Hail Mary” maneuver to save the original constitution—at least for themselves. The people of two other states were split on secession but huge portions of both states sided with the Confederacy—therefore, the thirteen stars on the national flags of the Confederacy.

So—why am I even THINKING about secession today? Well, as an American who was born free and just days ago was enslaved by—and to—the federal government, secession is beginning to appear as a viable alternative to slavery. You can bet, if this lowly commentator is thinking it, a whole lot of Americans are beginning to consider whether it is worth a shot—to preserve, at least, SOME freedom from the state.


  1. At gas station in east texas yesterday:

    Clerk was older guy (50s), owner of the station.

    clerk: What can I do for ya?

    ME (putting my drink and candy bar on counter and fishing out FRNs):Well, you can start by getting me a new Supreme Court.

    clerk: Better yet we oughta just pack the capitol to Austin and to hell with those bastards in DC. We'd do a lot better on our own not even being part of the United States. All they do is bring us down. Texas oughta just be our own republic.

    This was a guy who is a long time local business owner, friends with all the local politicians, upstanding community member, etc.

    Oh, next guy waiting in line heard conversation and threw in a 'hell yeah, screw them bastards, we oughta be independent!'

    Kind of heartwarming.

  2. Clerk was older guy (50s), owner of the station.

    I am feeling a little old myself with that. As I have said before: "If at first you don't secede, then try, try again..."