sovereign-investor.com / By Bob Bauman / January 23, 2013
Shades of 1861 and the bombardment of Fort Sumter, less than two weeks after President Obama won re-election by a slim 51% margin last November, petitions were filed on the White House website from all 50 States seeking secession from the federal Union.
Started by one petition to secede from Louisiana, within a week over 600,000 people had signed and hundreds of thousands more names from many states have been added since.
You may have thought that the issue of whether a state could secede from the Union had been decided at Appomattox Court House in April, 1865, with the end of the Civil War (or the War Between the States, or the War of Northern Aggression, as some still call that unpleasantness), but apparently not.
Of course, here at The Sovereign Society, we have suggested personal secession can be achieved by expatriation, which I have explained many times. But now that President Obama has begun his second term as a dedicated leftist, I expect to be required to explain expatriation much more and will be pleased to do so.
Earlier this week, I commented on the president’s pugnacious and less than unifying inaugural address. Several things impressed me about its content. He only mentioned once the U.S. Constitution, the very document to which he was there to swear his allegiance. And he never mentioned the States of the Union, except to ask God to bless the currently, far from United States – as indeed we all hope He does!