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The globe’s ruling regimes will simply not allow their power to be undermined. Most likely, if secession becomes a reality, it will come only by the use of force and loss of life. The powers-that-be will not relinquish their control peacefully.

However, as daunting as state power appears to be, it can be negated by a coterie of committed and dedicated individuals. The advantage that secessionists possess is that they do not seek conquest, but simply wish to be left alone, free from tyrannical rule. Such a position is appealing and, if properly articulated, will garner public sympathy and support.

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For those across the globe who are contemplating the weighty and possibly dangerous action of secession, the words of one of the Antifederalists’ mentors should be remembered:

Whenever any . . . Government becomes destructive
of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or
to abolish it; and to institute new Government, laying
its foundation on such principles and organizing its
powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely
to effect their Safety and Happiness.
[From the Declaration of Independence]

*Paul Douglas Boyer. The Original Counter-Argument: The Founders’ Case Against the Ratification of the Constitution Adapted for the 21st Century. Copyright Paul Douglas Boyer, 2013, p. 250

**Kenneth W. Royce. Hologram of Liberty: The Constitution’s Shocking Alliance with Big Government. Javelin Press, 2012, p. 63

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