SubscribeStar Saturday: Blue State Secession

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I’ve written several times about the possibility of secession—of a (hopefully) peaceful dissolution or separation of the United States.  To be clear, I do not want that to happen, and I fear such a separation would be anything but peaceful.  But if it means a world where the progressive crazies can test out their wacky theories and policies in their own land with its own borders—and I am well outside of those borders—then it may be the best possible of all options.

I tend to disagree with Daniel Webster’s assessment that “Liberty and Union” are “now and forever, one and inseparable.”  While I think the Union of the States did at one time strengthen the defense of liberty, it increasingly seems that the Union—as manifested through the power of the federal government—is trampling those liberties.  I prefer John C. Calhoun’s rejoinder to Andrew Jackson:  “The Union, next to our liberty, most dear. May we all remember that it can only be preserved by respecting the rights of the States and by distributing equally the benefits and burdens of the Union.”  The Union is great, but only so far as it preserves liberty and the rights of States.

Quoting John C. Calhoun favorably, of course, is dangerous in these woke times, as he was an evil slave owner (per the social justice warriors) and argued that slavery was a “positive good.”  Of course the man wasn’t right about everything, but he was right about States’ rights and the importance of liberty.  I can acknowledge that Truth without accepting his other beliefs.

But I digress.  It seems that secession or peaceful separation is not merely a conservative pipe dream, a distant hope for some second chance at liberty.  The progressives are getting in on the action.  The ultra-progressive publication The Nation has a long op-ed published entitled “The Case for Blue-State Secession.”  Most of the piece is ridiculous Leftist dogma, but the fact that the totalitarian Left is toying with the idea is intriguing.

H/T to Brion McClanahan of The Abbeville Institute and McClanahan Academy for this piece; below is his YouTube podcast explaining the op-ed:

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4 thoughts on “SubscribeStar Saturday: Blue State Secession

  1. Time heals all wounds. The worst thing that could possibly happen would be the break-up of the United States. Every foreign enemy country in the world would not only celebrate but sharpen their target focus. Bad idea, I think.

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    • That is what concerns me. I suppose the question is “to what extent does the United States keep those foreign enemies at bay?” If the Biden-Harris Administration is going to work hand-in-iron-first with the Chinese government anyway, is the United States as a union still fighting against Chinese aggression? Would a new union of conservative States better handle the ChiComs?

      Again, I do NOT want the Union to break-up. But I am realistic that we may be moving in that direction, unfortunate as it is, and should be considering these questions.

      That said, I would rather live in a free South Carolina than under a totalitarian central government, even if a free and independent South Carolina suffers economically as a result. But, again, I do NOT want it to come to that.

      Here’s hoping time has time to heal. : )

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  2. Well, nothing new under the sun. As I recall the first to threaten secession was New England in 1813 or so during the war with England (and Canada). Very practiced in giving aid and comfort, I would say.

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    • That is correct. The Essex Junto and the Hartford Convention both pushed for New England secession during the War of 1812. The “Blue-Light” Federalists would hang blue lanterns on their porches to signal to the British Navy when the Americans were patrolling the shoreline.

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