Patrick J. Buchanan has raised the question asked here fifteen months ago: Is there a peaceful civil secession of Red States underway? Originally raised here in July 2012, we asked if there wasn’t a real possibility of what we described as a “constructive secession” which would accomplish what The Confederacy could not achieve. As we described the situation those states that have grown tired of the overbearing Barack Obama Administration and see it as no longer intolerable could engage in conduct that would amount to de facto if not a de jure secession from the United States.
Red Staters have long recognized that if we can’t find a way to stop Obama’s shredding of our Constitution by his arrogant abuse of Executive Orders we are certainly headed for a Constitutional crisis not seen since the Civil War.
Obama’s continued assaults on the rule of law to win support and reelection from those with no stake in our country are now coming at a dangerous pace. His narcissistic “L’État, c’est moi” (“I am the state”) delusion must be stopped or at some point a state governor will refuse to comply with one of his Executive Orders –even one backed up by the Supreme Court. The refusal of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to allow Obama to close certain federal properties in his state could be just the beginning of a peaceful rebellion. It could be the beginning of a de facto, or constructive secession by states attempting to uphold our Constitution.
Borrowing from civil divorce law, constructive secession could occur when a state refuses to fulfill its obligations under the compact it has with the federal government. Obama is well on his way to setting the stage for this to happen.
Utah and South Carolina already have laws allowing the satisfaction of taxes with payment in gold. Should this become more widespread, gold will become the local currency and necessarily differ in value from one state to another which would in effect create state currencies and bring us another step toward constructive secession.
In a marriage “constructive abandonment” can occur even without the spouses separating and taking up new domiciles. In a constructive secession there would be no need for a formal declaration of secession. States opting for a constructive secession would merely comport themselves as separate countries as they administer the several matters that dominate everyday life.
We already have dozens of states that have indicated they will not comply with the requirements of Obamacare.
Given these facts, unless King Barack I is stopped, how far off could widespread constructive secession be?
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