Secession: The Ultimate States’ Right

Ron Paul’s latest “Texas Straight Talk” is on the topic of secession. That subject has ignited a firestorm of controversy recently when Governor Rick Perry of Texas made remarks about a state’s right to secede from the Union.

Dr. Paul writes:

America was born from an act of secession. When King George’s rule trampled on the rights of the colonies, we successfully seceded from England. It took a war, but we were well within our rights. We applauded when former soviet states seceded from the USSR and declared their sovereignty. And hopefully the United States will eventually secede from the United Nations. We pay most of the bills of the UN, yet do not have the commensurate votes, so someday we will wake up and realize that membership, for these and other reasons, does not serve our interests.

As usual, Dr. Paul doesn’t shy away from the controversy because of the stigma associated with the word, and rather gives us an honest and frank look at a subject not discussed for a long time. You can read the full article here. You can also listen to his latest Texas Straight Talk via YouTube (thanks, MinnesotaChris!).

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