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Secede or concede to Empire – that’s the choice (video)

Small, decentralized government is liberty. The larger the central government, the more oppressive and dictatorial it becomes. And power despises independence.

The Founding Fathers understood this. The Declaration of Independence was a secession document. For some reason, people today fail to understand that secession is a viable alternative to oppressive, dictatorial government.

The Founders recognized that secession was not only a practical means to curb government, but also one allowed under the Constitution. In 1814 members of the Federalist Party called a convention in Hartford, Connecticut to discuss secession. They met in secret for three weeks to draft a protest against the U.S. involvement in the War of 1812 and to seek concessions for its battered economy. Separation, the word of the day for secession, was discussed as a possible remedy. But the moderates, fearing such a move would spark a civil war, quelled the effort.

Upon learning of the movement, Thomas Jefferson said, “If any state in the Union will declare that it prefers separation … to a continuance in the union …. I have no hesitation in saying, ‘Let us separate.’”

That seemed to mirror his thoughts expressed in his first inaugural address when said, “If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this Union, or to change its republican form, let them stand undisturbed as monuments of the safety with which error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left to combat it.”

In this video, former Congressman Ron Paul expresses perfectly why and how secession is a check on government power.


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