On July 4th 1776 representatives of the people of the Colonies of Great Briton in the Americas gathered and declared that due to a list of grievances inflicted upon them by the British crown, they were seceding from the government of Great Briton and creating a new, local government representative of the wishes of the people of the United States of America. They codified this declaration in a document, now one of the hallowed documents that form the underpinnings of our society, known as the Declaration of Independence. And it was the single most successful acts of Treason in the history of Western Civilization (thank God). I present to you the trailing paragraph from this sacred document:
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.
And in the signing of this document they abolished a union and became independent. For twelve years they were from that day free and independent states until September 17th 1787 when they declared by the ratification of the US Constitution that they were unified as one nation, one people one force to face the world.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
And with the grace and mercy of God we have withstood 225 more years of attacks from without and within. Gracing the world with the strongest force for good and liberty in all of history. We have provided a higher standard of living, greater advancements in technology and more prosperity to more people than in all the recorded history of the world combined. And now, with the election and re-election of the most openly socialist, anti-American president in our history we have threatened the very foundation of what has made us great. The likelihood that our president, a man who is elected to represent the interests of all of the American people will in the next four years be able to install at least 2 maybe 3 supreme court justices which incidentally will bring his total up to I believe 4 or 5 which will make him the most influential person regarding American jurisprudence since FDR stuck his thumb on the scale of the supreme court and added a couple buddies of his on there to get his way. This situation may very well give him the ability to institute the levels of personal authority that we have never experienced in this nation since 1773 when we were ruled by kings and nobles. And without a at least marginally honest supreme court to which we can appeal we may very well be in trouble.
And with the known intestinal fortitude of our current so called leaders of the loyal opposition, added to the apparent inability for anyone to do anything to change said leadership for at least two years we may be in a spot of trouble.
So what do we do?
Well some very well-meaning folks, specifically a very fine gentleman by the name of Bill Whittle is advocating that we more or less ignore the ignoramuses that run this place and do the good work ourselves. I think that’s a little naïve and that it ignores the basic trashing of our fundamental God given rights and liberty that is going to go right down the garbage disposal way before we get a chance to accomplish something. Although I do think he has some extremely good ideas about retaking the culture with an end game of re-taking the nation which I will talk about in a bit.
Other equally well-meaning folks (well I assume they are well meaning I only know a few of them) have begun banging the drum of secession. That those states in the union that are being productive and have the sense to know that socialism is gonna come take all our stuff should take their ball and go home isn’t a particularly new idea. Unfortunately it isn’t a particularly good idea either. Unlike the last go the south had at independence, this time our main objection isn’t one that is based in moral turpitude, in fact we would be standing up for the good things about America and the USA, well assuming we can keep the libertarians from any position of power we would be anyway. But why isn’t it a good idea? (And I know several people who know me are probably shocked that I am not on board with this whole idea) Well I have 3 good reasons why seceding isn’t the smartest thing freedom lovers could do right now.
1) The USA isn’t done yet.
Metaphorically speaking the ship isn’t sinking yet, we are taking on serious amounts of water, maybe starting to list a little bit but we aren’t going down quite yet. Now is the time to fight to SAVE the ship not wrestle to see who can be first into the life boats. We can plug the holes, pump the water out and save this baby. But only if all the adults work together. We as constitutional conservatives must stick to our principals, rock hard against the onslaught of idiots and children (some overlap) who want us to weaken and fall. It is in the constitution and adherence to our founding principles that will save our Union, not compromise and bipartisanship. We have lost two elections, and won one in the last 4 years. The two elections we lost, we were running people who while very nice moral people were not representative of our values. They were and are moderate fence sitters trying to make everyone happy which as everyone knows, will just end up making no one happy.
We can retake the culture, we can retake the government and we can retake the minds of the people it can be done. But we have to work at it; America is stronger than some idiots who want to make us look like Greece and we are stronger than the jackwaggons who want to mooch off the rest of us until the end of time. We can come back to who we were; the question is can we who hold to the constitution unite and work together to actually do it.
2) We are severely outnumbered and outgunned.
The population of the USA is about 300 million people. Of that about 25 million live in Texas and maybe twice that in the rest of these states that want to take their ball and go home. But let’s just talk about Texas shall we? Assuming we pull off secession without getting just frog stomped by the feds, to our south we have 115 million (115,000,000) people who used to own this stretch of land. Without the US government to stop them, how exactly are we going to get them to not just run us over? We don’t have nukes, we don’t have tanks, and we don’t have planes, and even if we managed to get those things from say the forts that the US has in Texas we don’t have the supply train to keep them up and running. Sure we might survive if we had a chance to create an infrastructure and build up, but I don’t think we have time to do that before someone (the Chinese would LOVE a toe hold in N. America) decides to come take us over.
3) There is no organization.
Our nation was born not because we fought but because we had already more or less organized a government before the first shot was fired. The continental congress, first established to bring grievances of the colonies to parliament and King George was an excellent lynchpin around which the new country could be formed. We have no such congress today, I think there is a good argument to be made to form one and submit said grievances to congress, the Supreme Court and the President, not threatening, simply petitioning.
Fundamentally I agree with Bill Whittle in this video which if you have an hour I highly recommend watching it, it will give you some hope.
If you can’t let me summarize;
We have long lost the culture, the left controls the media, movies, TV, and much of the music that floods our lives. To get our country back, we must take back the culture. Without it we will not create a new nation with freedom loving individualists like the secessionists want, we will just create a new country with the same problems we have now, only weaker with enemies on all sides.
The culture war is the battlefield of the successful American future, at least for now. There may be a time for steel and blood, that time may even be soon but it is not today and it is not this year.
I think that right now we need to stand firm as Americans, united against the evil that is about to come our way. The morons in charge haven’t actually done anything to us yet they are just in charge. Saber rattling is well and good but right now unity within the side of truth is more important than chest thumping. If we will not unite within our own ideology how do we think we will unite if we pull out of the Union? No, we need to stand firm, call our congress critters, senators, those in districts around us and do so daily if need be. Connect with likeminded individuals, build support networks of people who think like we do, encourage each other to good works and to stand firm.
So I put it to you that we should concentrate on trying to save this great nation, our first love, our home, so that come what may we can all say we tried to save it. And drop this secession talk, for now at least, and unify so that when Obama or the Senate or the UN push against us we can as one voice shout them down and keep our liberty. We can salvage our culture, we can shore up our churches, re-create the moral and religious people that are necessary for a truly free nation to exist but its going to be a lot of work. Perhaps I am an idealist but it is my belief that when I say the pledge of allegiance I place my oath among those who pledge their lives, fortunes and sacred honor for Liberty in and for the United States of America and so do all who salute our flag. And to me the effort to save this place, though it may be in vain, is worth it.