This isn’t the first time I’m writing a column on this stupid secession idea, but it’s worth repeating if only because the morons who claim they want the South to secede just can’t give it up.
Actually, Marjorie Taylor Greene isn’t all that stupid for promoting this idea because it gets her some attention on the Fake News, and this is how she defines her role as a member of Congress, i.e., get some media attention every day because it’s not as if she has anything better to do.
Here was her latest secession rant on her X page: “if the Biden admin refuses to stop the invasion of cartel led human and drug trafficking into our country, states should consider seceding from the union.”
Aside from the fact that MTG is actually publicly saying that it’s okay to break the law (secession happens to be a violation of the Federal code) I am not only pleased that this idea is being promoted but I’m even willing to donate a few bucks to any secession effort in the hopes it will succeed.
I actually wrote a little book on this subject which can be ordered on Amazon. What I said was that Lincoln invented the idea that the Union was forever indivisible because he didn’t want any state to simply abandon the rest of the country when its political leadership disagreed with a particular public idea or law.
And let’s not forget that in 1859, before the first Southern state pulled out, there were only 33 states in the Union, so 13 departing states was a big deal.
But there was nothing in the Constitution, then or now, which says anything about secession at all. And when the representatives of the various seceding states began to leave the House and the Senate at the end of 1860, how come we just didn’t let them go?
Stop and think about it for a minute. What have we gotten for keeping those Southern states within the United States? We got tobacco, and all the cancer, heart disease and other health problems caused by breathing in all that smoke. We got Strom Thurmond, George Wallace and all those other big-time racists whose disgusting rhetoric continues to float around.
Oh! Wait a minute! We also got jazz. Let’s not forget Louis Armstrong and all those other cats from New Orleans, right?