It appears that we may all have been sold a "bill of goods" when it comes to what those who run the educational system want us to know about secession. Secession is not unconstitutional, despite what we learned in school, and what we are expected to continue to believe-- as far as political correctness. When we live in an era where one can be accused of being a traitor for disagreeing with a President who got us into a contrived war, and where most people are too concerned with sports and the latest Hollywood scandal to see that our personal liberties and the Bill of Rights are assaulted daily--there are some elements of secession that still have a very attractive appeal. I am not advocating for or against secession, past, present or future, but I think the reader needs to consider the overall picture before condemning any one segment of society (read the McDonald Territorians) for wanting to make the break. Remember that the signers of the Declaration were essentially signing their death warrants when they signed that document. They, too were rebels. Here is a key excerpt from the Declaration that bears study:
Likewise, each of the united States is "united" with the others explicitly on the principle that "governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed" and "whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends [i.e., protecting life, liberty, and property], it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government" and "when a long train of abuses and usurpations...evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security."
Interesting blog regarding long-standing attempts from some Texans to secede
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