Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Secession? by Pastor Ed Evans

For those who may be concerned that his old Pastor is applauding the 32 and growing petitions to secede from the Union, I would explain myself.  I won't apologize, because John Wayne said in "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon," that one should never apologize, it's a sign of weakness.  But I would explain.  For those who know me know I have counseled against the division that has beset us this electoral season, raged against the feckless accusations of "hater" and "racist" used by all sides.  So why would I now support those growing numbers of secession petitions?
First, many people are angry enough that they are serious about secession.  I am not.  I see these petitions as a plan of action to say to our recalcitrant Congress and Senate, and our newly reelected President, that it is We the People who give them their power, and We the People still have several Constitutional tools of redress at our disposal.
You are probably familiar, from your high school days, with the words, " We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."  A seminal statement on human rights.
But how about this statement from that same Constitution, "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 and 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."   That is the introduction to our Constitution, a statement of great import, dated that July 4th in 1776.
We are  today beset with the reports about bloody Benghazi where four Americans (that we know of, CIA is not talking about how many of their operatives were lost) were apparently abandoned, their calls for rescue ignored, and a pretty obvious cover up is in action.  Now the principles involved are refusing to appear before a Congressional investigative committee.  Senior military officers are being relieved of duty without explanation in key positions around the globe and even the CIA and the FBI seem beset with ethical scandals.
Many of those appointed by our President are known to have not paid their income taxes, and seem intent on forcing into law social experiments of which the majority of people do not approve and do not wish to live under.
Our President has gone around Congress and Senate and used his Executive signature to give millions to people it turns out were already known to him so they could set up "green" alternative energy businesses, which have not declared bankruptcy.  Where did all that money go?
Our President bailed out a long list of business, rather than allowing the free market system to work, and many of those bailed out business have now moved their jobs to China and South America and elsewhere.
America's credit rating has been lowered, twice, we are trillions in debt to the point that every man woman and child in America owes more than $59,000 worth of that debt.  Much of that debt is owed to China and other countries.  And now comes word that the President intends to spend several trillions more.  And he pushes the idea that increasing taxes on the more wealthy, who would otherwise invest in more jobs for Americans, to solve our debt problem.  And jobs?  The President who promised jobs programs in both elections has yet to come up with one.  Nor has his Democratically-controlled Senate come up with a federal budget in the entire four years of his first term.
Then there is this recent national election.  At least late night talk show host Jay Leno has some sense of humor about what everyone can now see has happened".  He said, "President Obama easily won his home state of Illinois. In fact, in Chicago Obama got 120 percent of the vote."
For it has now been reported that in Pennsylvania 59 voting precincts had not one vote, not one, for Romney. Has that ever happened in so close an election? And in St. Lucie County, Florida, post election figures show 139.9% of the registered electorate voted. I'm no mathematician, but that appears to be fraud. And now Ohio comes up on line and admits they have instances of voter fraud. The news media only this morning is beginning to report what people have been talking about for days, that there has been massive voting fraud.  
So should We the People simply shut up and sit down and allow this fraudulent election to stand? In fact, State Governors must certify this election by December. Now is the time to let it be known that We the People will recall any Governor who certifies this embarrassingly fraudulent election.
No, our federal government has turned a deaf ear to We the People concerning the disruptive social experiments of the Obama regime, a deaf ear to the murders involved on both sides of our U.S.-Mexico border because of the abortive Justice Department gun running known as "Fast and Furious," has ignored "secret" talks with Iran that cut out our Israeli allies but were admitted to by the Swiss, and the list of indiscretions and embarrasing faux pas just goes on and on.
So I say yes, let the federal government know, remind them, where their power comes from.  The final portion of Russell D. Longcore's copyrighted (used here with permission) article "Secession: Here is How to Secede from the Union," carries these words:
"Isn’t the process of secession much like writing this short note to end a relationship?

"Dear Washington: It’s over. We’re leaving. We ain’t asking your permission to leave. We ain’t asking for a legal divorce. We’re just ending this relationship right here and now. We’re rescinding the authority we gave you in 1788. Leave us alone. Goodbye.

"In conclusion, try to envision yourself and your family in a new nation created by secession. All the people you meet are excited and breathless in their anticipation of the future. The general opinion of the populace is pure unbridled optimism. The new nation’s economy is booming, the money is backed by gold and silver, and there is no inflation. “Now Hiring” signs are in all the shop windows. The newspaper’s “Help Wanted” ads are packed full. Prices for goods and services are low, and the stores are loaded with goods. Manufacturers are streaming into the new nation to take advantage of the rare pro-business atmosphere. Wages are climbing steadily in manufacturing jobs as companies compete for the best and brightest for their employees. New businesses are being created at a fever pace. Residential and commercial construction is at a high level to meet the demand of the new residents.

"All because one state recognized this historic opportunity and realized the dream of liberty through the process of state secession."

So I say yes, load that secession weapon, but don't be too quick on the trigger.  Allow bigger government to recognize that without the States, they have no power, they no longer exist.  Even a blind dog will find a bone now and then.

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