Wednesday, April 6, 2011

News from the secessionist front

Well, here is the gerbil in the wheel, spitting out another post about secession-is-just-around-the-corner. (Whether or not it is "worthless," I shall leave to your judgment). In this post are two states that may be in contention for "most likely to secede first." One state has the strongest movement, the other may be the most prepared.

Texas Nationalists launch billboard campaign

The Texas Nationalist Movement has purchased billboard space along heavily-traveled I-10 to proclaim that yes, Texas can secede. Through the campaign, the movement hopes to attract new visitors to its website and raise donations, as well as consciousness.

"We hope our billboards will get the message across to our fellow Texans: we don't have to take it. There IS another option," said movement president Daniel Miller.

North Dakota bank positions state for independence

Recently, I reminded readers how the Bank of North Dakota has positioned its state to issue an alternative currency as the dollar spins into hyperinflation. Russell Longcore at DumpDC explains in an article widely reproduced in the secessionist blogosphere how that fact actually makes that state of 700,000 one of the most prepared to assume independence. One reason is that the existence of a state bank makes it relatively immune to retaliation from the Federal Reserve:
If Washington balks at state secessions, their first retaliation will be to cut off the flow of cash to the Federal Reserve System member banks in that naughty state. In the event of secession, all the North Dakota State Bank would have to do is (a) establish its money, which is the underlying precious metals or underlying minerals to provide value to their money…then (b) issue their new state currency. 

Other seceding states will lose precious months setting up a state banking system before they can issue their own currencies.  Mr. Longcore explains why the idea of secession isn't as crazy as it may sound:
Many other states are giving serious consideration to the State Bank concept in an effort to wrest control away from an insane Federal Reserve System and an equally crazy Washington. We here at DumpDC encourage the states to cease all this anguish and simply secede. In one magnificent act, all your problems with Washington vanish. Don’t be misled by what I am saying. No one knows how Washingon will react to an Ordinance of Secession. But taking a page from the history books from 1989 shows me that after an economic meltdown, Washington will likely be just as powerless to prevent secession as the Kremlin was to prevent the breakup of the former Soviet Union.

It's time for Ohio to set up a state bank and prepare to institute a silver-based state currency. The days of the strong dollar are numbered -- we just don't know the last two digits.


Anonymous said...

Dear Friends of Liberty:

Congressman David Crocket once was reported to have said "Congress can go to hell. I'm going to Texas". The recent veto of a Presidential eligibility bill by AZ turncoat governor Jan Brewer supports my following statement, (which by the way is harder than preserving a snowball in Obama's jet to get published in any of our so-called free press American newspapers.):

The American Intolerable Acts

Well, we had our hope and changey election in 2008 and then our people’s election in 2010. After the 2011 congressional budget charade and state’s governor’s power grabs it is obvious that since the late 1980’s the ship of state continues to degenerate. The train of abuses against the American people, now almost as long as found in the original Declaration of Independence begs the question of if it is time to write a new one.
Some might say America is now ruled by an effete political class that has become tyrannical and is beyond dialogue or petition. They might even go so far as to argue that it is a fruitless effort to anticipate a better government from elections and begin seriously considering secession and revolution. I wonder how they would feel about the necessary course to take if Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were alive today.

Harold Thomas said...

You make an excellent point about the Founding Fathers. Given that the conditions prior to the American Revolution were less severe than those we now face, my opinion is that they would have started a revolution at least when the USA PATRIOT Act was passed.

I personally gave up on nullification when President Obama sent troops into Libya with nary a peep from Congress. Nullification assumes respect for a Constitution that, apparently, is no longer in force.