Is Red State America Seceding?

BY Herschel Smith
1 year ago

Pat Buchanan:

… separatist and secessionist movements are cropping up here in the United States.

While many red state Americans are moving away from blue state America, seeking kindred souls among whom to live, those who love where they live but not those who rule them are seeking to secede.

[ ... ]

The issues driving secession in Maryland are gun control, high taxes, energy policy, homosexual marriage and immigration.

[ ... ]

The Montpelier Manifesto of the Second Vermont Republic concludes:

“Citizens, lend your names to this manifesto and join in the honorable task of rejecting the immoral, corrupt, decaying, dying, failing American Empire and seeking its rapid and peaceful dissolution before it takes us all down with it.”

This sort of intemperate language may be found in Thomas Jefferson’s indictment of George III. If America does not get its fiscal house in order, and another Great Recession hits or our elites dragoon us into another imperial war, we will likely hear more of such talk.

It is of course what I’ve recommended.  One can hope and pray … and other things.



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  • Eric Patton

    I don’t know about Maryland’s secession debates, but in Texas it’s similar to the progressive anti-war movement. All of the progressives who protested and organized for the Iraq/Afghanistan wars suddenly stopped complaining, even when Obama was acting as if he was going to bomb Syria. Similarly, the Texas movement will dwindle again when a republican gets in office.

    I do agree about the larger point of local politics – the barriers to entry are a lot lower and it’s possible to do more at that level.


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