The Next Civil War?

Trend towards state secession

Contrary to what Democrats tout, there is no mandate for Obama’s policies. A little more than half of the country voted for his reelection, and a little less than half the country wants him out! Forget the out-of-date Electoral College and check the popular vote.

There are so many red states, mostly in the South and West that are absolutely incensed he won reelection; so much so that petitions in 30 states have been filed to secede from the union. If you think it can’t happen, think again.

The state of Texas has the legal right to secede at any time it sees fit, because it was a sovereign nation BEFORE joining the union. It takes 25,000 votes to petition a state legislature for secession. Votes are to be filed over a months’ time. Texas had 80,000 votes in just one day!

Here are a few facts to reflect on.


  • Has no sales or income tax
  • Has had a balanced budget for many years
  • Is the #1 fastest growing economy in the nation
  • Is the 15th largest economy in the world
  • Is a cash cow for the federal government
  • Has the majority of all oil refineries
  • Is the one state that corporations across America are relocating to – California and “Rust Belt” companies are leaving due to lack of balanced budgets, high business taxes, overregulation and general  unfriendly business environment.

Here is the listing of states that have had citizens file petitions for secession since November 6th.

Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, NEW HAMPSHIRE, New jersey, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

If Texas were successful in seceding, the shock wave across the nation would cause a domino effect where other states would be tempted to follow suit.

If secession ever happens over the next four years then it would be the Obama administration that caused it. Here’s a history. Lesson:

In 1860 the nation was divided, much like we are now, and fought a great civil war. Abraham Lincoln saved the union at great cost of life on both sides. During the conflict Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and freed the slaves.

Wouldn’t it be ironic that 150 years later, the first African-American president destroyed the union by serial secessions? That’s gratitude for y’all!

Mike Kenney

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Tammy November 29, 2012 at 12:03 AM
Michael-What about the challenge to your false quote of Jefferson? Most of your claims have been challenged with facts, as far as I can see.
allwhilesalemsleeps November 29, 2012 at 12:26 AM
All I can say is that any talk of sucession from the union is blasphamy!!!!! It is literally pissing on the graves of all who have fought and died for this great nation. Go to Syria or the Congo and see if you would love to have the same thing here. You change this country at the ballot box not by warring and dividing!!!!!
Stephen D. Clark November 29, 2012 at 11:46 AM
Tammy, the first time I read about Josephus was in a 1967 Encyclopaedia Britannica, and that phrasing was what they used in their translation. Perhaps it's possible that an ancient Greek colloquialism isn't properly translated with a literalistic interpretation of the text?
Stephen D. Clark November 29, 2012 at 11:48 AM
Of course I'm not suggesting that matters of history be settled by courts. I'm just talking about legal standards of evidence, and those standards are too strict to prove Jesus but not Julius Caesar. Courts do accept expert testimony over matters of authenticity, and those matters are strictly bound by naturalism, the laws of the physical world. All I'm saying is that evidence that an historical person such as Cleopatra existed is present in such abundance, and from a wide variety of contemporaneous sources, as to pass the threshold of skepticism and would indeed qualify under the standards of law as proper evidence. That's true about many ancient historical figures, but not for Christ. When Josephus is as close as you can get to a real, known and pinpointable witness, and his life was not contemporaneous with Jesus since he was born several years at the soonest after his (alleged) crucifixion, then he provides no testimony except that perhaps there was a story about Jesus in the decades following his ministry with which Josephus was familiar. As a witness for Jesus, a court would not admit Josephus' writing as evidence of anything more than that--and maybe not even that since there are no original manuscripts, only transcribed scrolls which have been in the possession of the clergy, so the chain of custody is reasonably suspect since the transcribing possessors have an interest. The Bible, of course, is completely useless as evidence for its own assertions.
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