Monday, April 6, 2009

The secessionist movement: still asleep at the wheel!

Three months ago, I wrote a post explaining why the existing secessionist movement is unable to take advantage of opportunities to promote a secessionist, or at least a State sovereignty approach to the growing dictatorship in America.

Here is a prime example. I received an e-mail this morning from the Middlebury Institute, whose purpose is "the study of separatism, secession, and self-determination." Here is the complete text:


"The following article from the Christian Science Monitor [Mar. 27] gives an update on the state sovereignty movement of the last few months... A good website,, has agreed to monitor the movement's progress.

"It's not secession, of course, but it has the seeds of that. Worth following."

It's nice of its Director, Kirkpatrick Sale, to notice, considering that The Ohio Republic has posted 47 articles on the subject since July 17 last year. He notes that the Tenth Amendment Center "has agreed to monitor the movement's progress," as though they were doing so at his request.

State sovereignty resolutions have been introduced in 31 States since early January. It is by far the most significant event ever for North American secessionists, and the Middlebury Institute has just now noticed.

The Middlebury Institute is obviously out of touch with the world about it, but it fancies itself to be the leading voice in the secessionist movement. To me, the evidence is clear. It is not qualified for leadership, which will have to come from those who understand practical politics and are willing to apply its skills to the cause.