At What Point Does It Become Secession?

This.

Seriously, when does it cross a line from nutty coastal enclaves and become a statewide insurrection, that is, a secession?

Because I thought we’d all been taught that the secession question had been answered for good, you know.

About vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent OPFOR.com as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on OPFOR.com, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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6 Responses to At What Point Does It Become Secession?

  1. burkemblog says:

    I suppose we’ll have to see. What did you think of the various calls in Texas to consider secession during the Obama administration? Or the Jade Helm imbroglio? I don’t have a position on this, by the way. I tend to think we settled the secession question in 1865.

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    • vmijpp says:

      Of the calls for Texas secession, I thought 1) typically Texan, 2) there’s that old 1865 decision in the way, 3) if any state could go it alone, it’d be Texas, and 4) let’s just wait and see. That is not to say I didn’t take it seriously. On the contrary, and I apply this to California– American states are distinct entities with significant sovereignty, polities separate in many ways from the Union, not mere administrative and geographic departments. If the citizens of those entities decide to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with the others, are they not entitled to serious consideration? How far are we willing to go to force them to remain in a union that they sincerely desire to leave?

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      • DaveO says:

        I recommend following the money. Both Texit and Calexit have offices in Russia, and there is more to the story. Just how organic is the secession movement?

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  2. ultimaratioregis says:

    Would love to see CA split. The red counties north and east into a “North California” and the rest in “South California”. That would take about 15 electoral votes from the Dems.

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  3. DaveO says:

    This is the whistle of a release valve. California lacks the economy to be independent. The state’s legal and tax regimes are so onerous that any pretence to society would collapse as spectacularly as Venezuela, which is California’s model and aspiration. Texas, which has the economy and governance lack the necessary ships and planes to get their products to market in a hostile world. Texas will eventually succeed to secede, but it still has some growing to do. There are plenty of refugees from California, New England and Mexico to make it happen.

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