A Student of History

October 4, 2007

Most likely to secede

Looks like a new secession crisis brewing, but this time on both sides of the M-D line.  From Fox News:

Tired of foreign wars and what they consider right-wing courts, the Middlebury Institute wants liberal states like Vermont to be able to secede peacefully.

That sounds just fine to the League of the South, a conservative group that refuses to give up on Southern independence.

“We believe that an independent South, or Hawaii, Alaska, or Vermont would be better able to serve the interest of everybody, regardless of race or ethnicity,” said Michael Hill of Killen, Ala., president of the League of the South.

Separated by hundreds of miles and divergent political philosophies, the Middlebury Institute and the League of the South are hosting a two-day Secessionist Convention starting Wednesday in Chattanooga.

You know the Vermonters are crazy and self-delusional when they consider the courts to be “right wing.” 

I love this quote from the article’s author, presented as background fact:

The U.S. Constitution does not explicitly prohibit secession, but few people think it is politically viable.

The Constitution doesn’t allow it either!  In fact, wasn’t there a war over this issue in the 1860s?

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