Words of Wisdom on Secession
November 21, 2012 in Activism
If states cannot secede, are they really free?
“In a free country, governments derive their power from the consent of the governed. When the people have very clearly withdrawn their consent for a law, the discussion should be over. If the Feds refuse to accept that and continue to run roughshod over the people, at what point do we acknowledge that that is not freedom anymore? At what point should the people dissolve the political bands which have connected them with an increasingly tyrannical and oppressive federal government? And if people or states are not free to leave the United States as a last resort, can they really think of themselves as free?
If a people cannot secede from an oppressive government, they cannot truly be considered free.”
Created: Nov 15, 2012
Issues: Economy, Government Reform
On Wednesday, Ron Paul stood on the floor of the House of Representatives, where he has spent 23 years, to deliver his last speech to the body prior to his impending retirement at year’s end. He proposed several questions throughout this speech. This petition is to address those questions, and receive the answers from the Obama Administration.
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