Monday, September 21, 2009

The mainstream media are beginning to notice

... that secessionists aren't a bunch of lonely kooks on the outside.

This article from the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram notes that movements are developing all across North America, not just Texas. In addition to the Texas independence movements and Larry Kilgore's candidacy for Texas governor in 2010, the article mentions the Second Vermont Republic and Cascadia (in the Pacific Northwest).

It also lists laws passed in Montana and Tennessee nullifying Federal law for firearms produced in-state, a proposed state Constitutional amendment in Arizona to opt the state out of proposed federal healthcare mandates, and resolutions in nearly two dozen states to refuse participation in the Real ID Act (which requires state drivers' licenses and ID cards to meet federal standards).

The article also brings up a great opportunity for Ohio anti-war activists, a burgeoning movement to "Bring the Guard Home", which is pushing legislation in 23 states to empower governors to recall state National Guard units from Iraq on the grounds that the federal law authorizing the deployments has expired.

Nothing earth-shaking yet, but definitely an indicator of things to come.

Sept. 22 update: Now, Lou Dobbs has joined Glenn Beck in discussing the Tenth Amendment (and to a limited extent, secessionism) on his radio show. And like Glenn Beck, he is catching his share of liberal namecalling.

Virtual buckeyes to Old Rebel at Rebellion for both the original article and the update.


Anonymous said...

I heard on Dobb's radio today that a leftist group, Americas Voice, is coming after him trying to get him kicked off CNN. He said the group is getting funded by foreign sources (Soros?)

Harold Thomas said...


It never ceases to amaze me. I always thought the Left had the intellectuals; but their knee-jerk response always seems to favor silencing their critics instead of reasoning with them.

They don't know it yet, but that tendency will be their downfall.