In mid-July, our staff posed the question of whether there might be a “constructive secession” by various states if Barack Obama was re-elected. Unfortunately, he has been reelected; and this hypothetical question has become a reality under the name of “peaceful secession.” Now it’s just a week past the election, and there are already citizen groups in FIFTEEN STATES asking for a peaceful secession from the United States of America.


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Where this will take us and when it might reach its climax remains to be seen, but a few things are sure: There will be no peaceful secession, nor will there be secession by force of arms by any state. Nevertheless, neither of these facts preclude a “constructive secession” that would serve the ends of a “peaceful secession” perhaps even more effectively.

Simple strict adherence to administrative process could very quickly level the national “playing field” in the struggle to stop the unconstitutional onslaught from Obama.  He has purposefully exacerbated tensions between those who pull the wagon in our country and made it clear he intends to make us slaves to his regime. Now the ever-present “red tape” Obama himself swore to cut to help Sandy victims can force him to live with the consequences of his actions.

The reaction to Obama’s reelection has been faster and stronger than anyone could have predicted. The level of frustration caused by Obama’s evisceration of our way of life has skyrocketed, and there now seems to be no way to avoid a constitutional crisis.

Given its stunning rate of escalation, there is sure to be a Tenth Amendment test case heard by the Supreme Court as soon as next spring. But even that swift action will be behind the curve – by how much is the only question.


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Peaceful Secession through Constructive Secession

Borrowing from civil divorce law, constructive secession could occur as states either refuse to fulfill their obligations of compliance under their compact with the federal government (which isn’t likely) or do so at a snail’s pace supported by miles of red tape, which is more likely.

There are dozens of states that have indicated they will not comply with the requirements of Obamacare. Two governors have  announced their states will not comply with changes in welfare eligibility rules dictated to them by Obama.

Can any observer be truly surprised that the “peaceful secession” movement now even includes New Jersey and Colorado? Can anyone even casually watching this kettle boil be certain the 15 States in this movement are all that will join, and that this movement has reached its high water mark?

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