Some States say Estoy Hartos (had it up to here)
Posted by keelynet on February 7, 2009
One site says 9 states have now applied for secession from the United States of America.
It all started with New Hampshire but I remember a similar movement in Texas, where I thought it was guaranteed as a right in the Texas Constitution should the majority of Texans choose to become an independent country.
Instead, it says;
“Texas is a free and independent State, subject only to the Constitution of the United States…” (note that it does not state “…subject to the President of the United States…” or “…subject to the Congress of the United States…” or “…subject to the rest of the United States…)”
“All political power is inherent in the people … they have at all times the inalienable right to alter their government in such manner as they might think proper.”
And from the same site, this quote; “Likewise, each of the united States is “united” with the others explicitly on the principle that “governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed”
and “whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends [i.e., protecting life, liberty, and property], it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government”
and “when a long train of abuses and usurpations…evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.”
Something BIG is happening: 9 U.S. states declare sovereignty – “Last week, I reported on this blog that the New Hampshire Legislature made a dramatic declaration warning the federal government that they risk “nullifying the Constitution.” Within the past 7 days, eight other U.S. states have made similar declarations of their sovereignty!
Clearly something “big” is up. These types of actions by state legislatures rarely if ever take place, and I know of absolutely no time in US history when so many states made such declarations within such a short period of time.
WHAT IF. . . . . . The states disband the federal government; which is within their power to do via Constitutional Convention, then walk away from the entire $20 TRILLION U.S. National Debt?
They could tell the creditors to go collect the money from the people who borrowed it. . . . . Oh, wait. . . . . . they no longer exist . . . . . too bad. Bye.
We could be witnessing the foundation of the biggest financial f**k-job in the history of the world as US states dissolve the federal government that borrowed all the money!
Below are links to the nine states (so far) that have made sovereignty declarations of one type or another. Washington / New Hampshire / Arizona / Montana / Michigan / Missouri / Oklahoma/ Hawaii / (I only count 8??? Maybe Texas? – JWD)” – Source
Additionally, with the current financial crisis, many sites are bordering on bankruptcy as per this article;
46 States May Face Bankruptcy in Two Years – “States are facing a great fiscal crisis. At least 46 states faced or are facing shortfalls in their budgets for this and/or next year, and severe fiscal problems are highly likely to continue into the following year as well. Combined budget gaps for the remainder of this fiscal year and state fiscal years 2010 and 2011 are estimated to total more than $350 billion.” – Source
I don’t like the idea of seeing the United States broken up into many independent country states but we can’t seem to get a handle on spending and corruption. When the hole keeps getting deeper, its time to jump out and start another one. Secession/Soverignty would be one way to do it but I agree with this comment;
“I would have supported that before I became a soldier. I am A Texan. I live in Humble Texas. Being it’s own country makes more since than being part of the union. Texas is the greatest state in the union. However, what makes the United States beautiful and powerful is the union and every states role in the union.
I say instead of seceding from the union let us work to repair this great country and bring it back to the heart of what it once was.
That can only be done by bringing our government closer to its constitutional founding and not further away. Less “big brother” and more individual rights.” – Source
It all sounds so good and noble but the fact is the government has grown so huge and unwieldy with needless laws, excess taxes, useless and ineffective government programs and departments, creating obstacles to business, commerce and mischevious interference in the lives of citizens, ignoring the constitution at will, suppressing rights in the name of paranoia, uncontrolled and licentious spending, maybe it is time for drastic actions.
A cry for real change indeed!
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