Wicked Commentary

This is an interview with Ron Paul on Secession:

Do you believe secession is still a valid way to oppose tyranny? Sign the petition, “I Believe in the Right to Secede.”

Transcript: This weekend I got a couple of calls from the media asking me questions about Rick Perry, our governor here in Texas and the statements he made about possible secession. Now, he didn’t call for secession, but he was restating a principle that was long held and at least in the original time of our country, and that is that there was a right to secession.

Actually, after the Civil War, nobody believes there is a so-called right to secession, but it is a very legitimate issue to debate because all of the states that came into the Union before the Civil War believed they have a right to secede and New England in the early part of the 19th century actually considered it, and nobody questioned them about whether they had the right to do it or not.

Since the Civil War, it’s been sort of a dead issue, but he brought it up. It stirred the media and believe me, it really stirred some of the liberal media where they started really screaming about what is going on here. “This is un-American”, I heard one individual say, “This is treasonous to even talk about it.”

Well, they don’t know their history very well because if they think about it, it’s an American tradition. It’s very American to talk about secession. That’s how we came into being. Thirteen colonies seceded from the British and established a new country, so secession is very much an American principle.

What about all the strong endorsements we have given over the past decade or two of those republics that seceded from the Soviet system? We were delighted with this. We never said, “Oh no. Secession is treasonous”.

No. Secession is a good principle. Just think of the benefits that would have come over these last 230-some years if the principle of secession had existed. That means the federal government would always have been restrained, not to overburden the states with too much federalism, too many federal rules and regulations.

But since that was all wiped out with the Civil War, the federal government has grown by leaps and bounds and we have suffered the consequences, and we need to reconsider this. It’s not un-American to think about the possibility of secession. This is something that’s voluntary. We came together voluntarily. A free society means you can dissolve it voluntarily. That was the whole issue was about.

Just remember one of the reasons that Wilson drove us in unnecessarily into World War I. He talked about what we have to give, have every country in the world the benefit of self-determination, a good principle. Of course, I don’t think he really believed that. But self-determination is a good principle. It’s a very American principle, so to me it’s a shame that we can’t discuss this.

You know, it’s interesting that so many of us have been taught for so many years, and as long as I can remember from the first grade on up taking the pledge of allegiance that we have a republic that’s “indivisible” and we have been preached that and preached it. So therefore, there is no contest, no question since the Civil War that we have even the thought that this could happen.

But you know what a lot of people don’t talk about and they really don’t even know about is who wrote the pledge to the flag. The pledge to the flag came from, for instance, Bellamy, an avowed Socialist who wanted to put into concrete in the pledge this principle of being indivisible, and he did it, you know, for the celebration ironically 400 years of the celebration of the landing of Christopher Columbus, so it was in 1892.

I mean, the pledge of allegiance has not been here, you know, all our history. So I think it’s worth of discussion. I think people should discuss this because right now, the American people are sick and tired of it all and I think the time will come when people will consider it much more seriously is when the federal government can no longer deliver. That time will come when the dollar collapses.

No matter what they do and how many promises they have and how many bailouts they have, they can’t do it if the money doesn’t work. So then, the independence of the states will come back and it doesn’t mean that you’ll be un-American to even contemplate what might have to be done once the dollar crashes.



Comments on: "Secession Discussed by Ron Paul" (14)

  1. Ron Paul agrees with us. So even if you don’t like Ron Paul and his politics, I think his backing about this is important.


  2. You know it is ironic that we love our country so very much that we now see secession as a possible way to save what we so cherish, our rights under the Constitution. Our little granddaughter who just turned 4 last month recites the Pledge of Allegiance word for word! When I hear her sweet little voice saying those words it brings tears to my eyes to think that she may never know the America I have known and loved my entire life. I don’t want to secede and my hope is that enough in Washington will see just how much we detest the policies, the spending, the regulations, the taxation, the nosiness in our personal lives that they will at least realize they have NO mandate. In the end we the people are the only hope….


    • flyover,

      You’ve made and excellent post. When I read what you wrote about
      your little 4 yr. old granddaughter reciting the pledge, and that she may not ever know the freedom that we grew up in. A tinge of emotion ran through me causing my eyes to tear up. The ‘visual’ you constricted in my mind was so sad. I could see your little granddaughter doing that and then my mind drifted to all the innocent little of our country. Then my mood turned to rage! I thought how Ovomit and hid Communists cohorts are destroying their future!

      I don’t think any of us want to secede flyover. And it has been my hope that Congress would do it’s job. Get a backbone and bring charges against this “Tyrant” Ovomit. But Ovomit is not going to let loose of the power he now has in his hands. It makes me so damn mad that not a single person is trying to stop him!

      So I think that “We The People” have no choice but to secede. We must stop and throw out this corrupt, criminal government, one way or another, that has become our enemy!

      We must take matters into our own hands. As our Founders said in the Declaration Of Independence… “When a long train of abuses and usurpation’s pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce [a people] under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their DUTY, to throw off such Government,”


      • Things are so confusing! I am still going to be around and being aware and vigil but my health seems to be suffering. I have to find my strength from God and seek His guidance and will. I love all the patriotic people who are trying to stop this slide but I must take time to find the path God chooses for me. God Bless!


  3. Everybody secedes and the corrupted government is left not able to pay the debt. Quick fix.


    • drrik,

      I don’t think you’re looking far enough into the future. A New and patriotic government ( as our Founders intended) will be established and they will handle the debt problem.


  4. For once I agree with him. Have him get Rand to run in ’16,I’m there.


  5. Davetherave said:

    I believe the right is granted in the constitution for a state(s) to secede based on the tenth amendment which states “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people”. Beside the Declaration of Independence; I don’t know how it could be more clearly stated than it is in the tenth amendment. The constitution does not grant the right for states to be forced to join or stay in the union, so it’s pretty clear cut to this old redneck.


    • Hi Rave!

      Yeah you’re right The states are sovereign and that sovereignty was never turned over to a government. What the people of the colonies did was agree to join together (strength in numbers) and create a government controlled by the people. We have all the right to remove ourselves from the Union and or Throw of the government.

      You’ll see the idiotic Liberals screaming all kinda of stupid things because they don’t know the Constitution and don’t want to know because, you know, because to them it is an out-dated document written old white men.


  6. I believed that also but Maryland won’t secede because Maryland vote for that monster. It broke my heart when I found out knowing that Maryland supports him makes me sick. I am so glad I don’t have to support him because I won’t.


  7. Interesting, I think there are a lot of people that agree. But every form of dissent is now racist. How is it they can even define(redifine) our dissent with their actions?


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