I no longer trust our electoral process; news venues; entertainment industry, schools or courts, and I darn sure do not trust our federal government
“A just law is a man made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. To put it in the terms of St. Thomas Aquinas: An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law. Any law that uplifts human personality is just.”
“Any law that degrades human personality is unjust. …We should never forget that everything Adolf Hitler did in Germany was “legal” and everything the Hungarian freedom fighters did in Hungary was “illegal.” (Italics added)—Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) “Letter From a Birmingham Jail”
“Where a people contend not for glory or conquest; where they take every method to avoid an alternative so disagreeable; yet where they cannot preserve their lives, their liberties, their estates and their religion, without “resisting unto blood,” they are to do so. If they do not, they offend against GOD, and voluntarily sacrifice the birthright which He has given them.”—Peter Thatcher (1752-1802) “A Sermon Preached Before the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company” June 3, 1793
“Lincoln said he had taken an oath to preserve the Union, but he was mistaken. He had taken not an oath to preserve the Union, but rather an oath to preserve the Constitution, and the Constitution did not in 1861, and does not now, prohibit the secession of an American state.”—Donald W. Livingston “The Secession Tradition In America”
“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”—William Shakespeare (1564-1616) “Romeo and Juliet” Act II. Scene II.
I am still not convinced that secession is the best remedy for what ails us, but I have been doing some thinking along those lines, and in this article I will share some of my thoughts with you. Secession is not my idea of a good time, but there it is, and here we are.
Right down the line I have advocated measures that would put the USA back on the track toward being a free republic—short of a bloody civil war. It may well be that secession is the last chance “we the people” have for avoiding such a catastrophic outcome.
Some people shy away from the notion of secession because “it will divide people.” In case you haven’t noticed, permit me to point out that we are already ”a house divided,” and the divisions to all appearances are irreconcilable.
Other people oppose secession because “it would mean the end of the United States.” Here is where the above quote by Shakespeare comes in. It is from the play “Romeo and Juliet,” and has Juliet telling Romeo that she loves him, not his name —that she is interested in who he is, not what label he goes under.