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Should a US state declare its independence if American politics are going the wrong direction?

Asked by: sophiejohnson024
  • Any US state should have the right to declare its independence if American politics are going the wrong direction.

    If the politics of the United States are not following the demands of the American people, any state has it sole right to declare its independence and form their own country. I think this is a good way to back down from a government that is corrupt and gives more power to the politicians.

  • It wouldn't work, but might draw attention

    There's no way it would actually work. The state governments these days are little more than hollow shells of what they're supposed to be. There's no way that the tyrannical central government would tolerate a state trying to break away, especially considering that in this hypothetical it would almost certainly be a Constitutionalist state government trying to break away from a far-left dictator like Obama or Clinton. Liberal policies only exist as long as there are conservatives to take from. If they allow the conservatives to leave, the liberals have no one to take from. That's an unacceptable solution to the left, so they would use any means necessary to prevent it.

    However, it might provide a rallying point for hard-working, tax-paying, law-abiding citizens to get behind. Certainly got nothing to lose. What's the worst that can happen; the federal government takes complete control over the state and makes political correctness the law of the land? That's already the gameplan anyway under the current left-wing agenda.

    Posted by: SM29
  • As a Sovereign citizen of the Republic the "right of rebellion" is a civic duty to protect the rule of law.

    When a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evidence a designed to reduce them under absolute despotism it is their right it is their duty to throw off such government, and provide new guards for their future security.
    Thomas Jefferson the Declaration of Independence.
    LIBERTY

  • Absolutely not, because they may argue from a perceived notion of the "wrong direction" like the Rebel states during the civil war.

    We know first hand why secession maybe justified by the notion of "the wrong direction" , exemplified during the civil war when the southern states saw that chattel slave labour would no longer be an option from that they seceded because the union was going in "the wrong direction" as justification.


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Vox_Veritas says2016-09-03T03:27:55.270
Only if the country is headed towards an absolute, unmitigated, disaster from which recovery is nearly impossible. The threshold should be fairly high.
Vox_Veritas says2016-09-03T03:28:06.783
Only if the country is headed towards an absolute, unmitigated, disaster from which recovery is nearly impossible. The threshold should be fairly high.