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Secession and State's Rights

The federal government should stop making unconstitutional mandates on the States. It should only have the powers that have been specifically given to it under the Constitution.

Any land taken by the federal government from a state with out the consent of its state legislature should be returned to it immediately as this is a violation of Article I section 8 paragraph 17. I oppose any restrictions placed by the federal government concerning the use of land not legally purchased by the federal government. State attorneys general should sue the federal government to regain control of these illegally taken or regulated lands.

Concerning Indians, the right of the tribesmen to enforce their own law on their own land should be respected. The Federal government has unlawfully usurped this right which has resulted in lawlessness. If the residents of an Indian reservation no longer wish to be separate and would willing to come under the jurisdiction of Federal, State and local governments, then this would be an acceptable course of action. But if this is not what they want, then we should honor all past treaties with the Indian tribes and repeal all laws which have taken away their sovereignty.

States have the right to secede from the United States. The Declaration of Independence says:

When in the course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Station to which the Laws of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the Separation.

Under no circumstances should the Confederacy of the South ever be revived. If seceding states wish to join to together to form a new union, this would be acceptable, but it would be wise not use the Confederate flag or to exclude states from the new union because of racial or ethnic considerations. I would rather have the President use U.S. attorneys to bring the murderers of unborn children to justice, and then if some states don’t like this, let them be the ones to secede. The Constitution of the Southern Confederacy is unacceptably racist, denying blacks the basic, God-given rights that we tend to take for granted today.

In a previous edition of this blog, I wrote:

I believe in “one nation under God”. States should not consider secession from the union--not yet. If it ever got to the point that people would be jailed by the federal government for having certain religious beliefs or for speaking about their religious beliefs, then I would be in favor of it. If women would ever be forced to have abortions by the federal government, then the citizens of states who appreciate the sanctity of life should attempt to secede.

Since then I have heard of a case in the U.S. where a retarded teenager who was raped was forced to have an abortion. The abortion doctor was not prosecuted. That’s the last straw.

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