Louis XVI—”Is it a rebellion?”
Duc d’Orleans—”No, your Majesty. It is a revolution.”
Monday, November 19, 2012
SECOND U.S. CIVIL WAR COMING SOON TO A STATE NEAR YOU!
Coming Soon: The American Spring
- J.D. LongstreetThursday, November 15, 2012
At this writing some 20 or more petitions have been filed by groups
of citizens, within their respective states, asking President Obama to
allow their state to peacefully secede, or separate, from the United
The title for the petition for the Tar Heel
group in North Carolina is: “Peacefully grant the State of North
Carolina to withdraw from the United States and create its own NEW
government.” You may read the text of the petition and learn how to
place your signature on it, if you choose, here.
Again, as of this writing—these are the states with petitioning
groups: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana,
Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North
Carolina, North Dakota, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, South Carolina,
Tennessee and Texas.
While I share their desire to form “a more
perfect union” (or not!) outside the current one, in all honesty, they
haven’t a snowball’s chance in hell of succeeding with seceding! (With
the possible exception of the state of Texas)
Remember, the Constitution prior to the recent unpleasantness in 1861
did not forbid secession. It still doesn’t. The US Supreme Court has
done nothing to clarify the issue of secession short of clouding the
issue even more. (More about that later.)
The petitions won’t even get you to first base. If you are serious,
you might want to do as my Confederate ancestors did. (They were
determined to secede legally—and they did—for all the good it did them!)
Begin by calling your state legislature into session and take a vote
on secession. If the state decides they are going to leave the union,
then, considering the storm of defecation about to rain down on you (in
biblical proportions) by all means—do so.
Look. A secession movement reminds me of the old expression
concerning a conspiracy to kill the king. “If you decide to kill the
king, you damn well BETTER KILL him!” A PO’ed king is absolutely the
LAST THING you want coming after you.
Do not misunderstand. I happen to be among those who believes that
the State of Texas DOES have the right to secede, or separate from the
union. (Besides, if Texas does secede, it would give me a place to
bolt!) But it must be noted here that the Supreme Court of the United
States of America ruled in Texas v. White in 1869 that no state has the
right to unilaterally secede. BUT—and here’s where the waters are
muddied again—the court DID say that revolution or consent of the states
COULD lead to a successful secession.
Well, OF COURSE, a successful revolution would result in a
successful secession! However, obtaining the consent of the remaining
states would be an altogether different problem.
The secession question remains up for debate, however, simply because
the US Constitution does not specifically forbid it. A 2008 Zogby
International poll revealed that 22% of Americans believed that “any
state or region has the right to peaceably secede and become an
Now, let’s be honest here. If the people of a state or states, as
did the people of the states of the Confederacy, really get a burr under
their collective saddle and really want to leave the union, no phrase,
no sentence, no paragraph, no article, NADA, in the Constitution is
going to stop them.
Though there have been active secession movements in a number of
states for a good many years now, conditions in the US are just now
reaching critical mass. The US government, especially under Obama’s
regime, has all but gone rogue in the perception of many Americans. As a
result, Americans are arming themselves, in record numbers, with
semi-automatic weapons. Only a fool cannot see that the US citizenry is
preparing for armed conflict with someone—or some entity.
The plain fact is this: Americans don’t like their current
government. Forget the election results. Look at the number of
Americans who did not go to the polls—because they believe the system
They see a government in disarray, a President assuming the powers of
a king, a dictator, and they do what comes naturally, at least for an
American. They grab their guns and prepare to defend their freedom and
It is entirely possible that what we are seeing with these petitions
for secession, is the opening volleys of a nationwide movement that
could morph into a very real secession movement that will involve the
legislatures of a number of states. When THAT happens, it is no longer a
curious activity, it will have become a crisis for the US government.
An observation: Do not expect Obama to react to these petitions. In
my opinion, he does not give a damn what the citizens of the country
want—or don’t want. He will continue to abuse the powers of the Office
of the President especially by issuing Presidential Executive Orders
for, at least, the next four years, and maybe longer. Remember it is
ONLY the Constitution standing in the way of him pronouncing himself
“President for Life.” And we ALL know how much Obama reveres the US
If the people of a state REALLY want to secede, then they need to
begin with their state’s legislature. The federal government is not
going to take the people seriously until their state government votes in
the affirmative for secession. You’ll know you have their attention
when all federal funding coming into your state is stopped. And that
will be only the beginning of all the unpleasant things a gigantic
federal government can do, and WILL do, to disabuse you of such a “base”
idea as secession.
I think these petitions, taken together, are a harbinger of the end
of the fifty-state United States. I have written for many years now that
this was bound to happen. Socialism, multiculturalism, and diversity
will kill a nation. Doubt me? Look around you.
It is very sad that it is the middle class signing and filing these
secession petitions. These are the very Americans the Socialist
Democratic Party (AKA: the Democratic Party) makes such a big deal over
“saving.” YES! It IS the American middle class seeking relief from our
socialist government by what some perceive as an extreme
method—secession—or separation from the country they love.
As the Obama Regime points with pride to the uprisings in the Middle
East, known as the “Arab Spring,” where, they tell us, multitudes of
Arabs are trying to rid themselves of oppressive governments, they
either don’t know, or don’t care, that by next spring, there might well
be an “American Spring” in full bloom right along with the Azaleas. The
shoots of freedom are already breaking through the crust of the soil.
Soon the buds will appear to be quickly followed by a full blossoming
into maturity of an “American Spring.”
Longstreet is a conservative Southern American (A native
sandlapper and an adopted Tar Heel) with a deep passion for the history,
heritage, and culture of the southern states of America. At the same
time he is a deeply loyal American believing strongly in “America
He is a thirty-year veteran of the broadcasting business, as an “in the
field” and “on-air” news reporter (contributing to radio, TV, and
newspapers) and a conservative broadcast commentator.
Longstreet is a veteran of the US Army and US Army Reserve. He is a
member of the American Legion and the Sons of Confederate Veterans. A
lifelong Christian, Longstreet subscribes to “old Lutheranism” to
express and exercise his faith. Other articles by Longstreet are posted at “Omega Dispatch”
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"You know what the fellow said: In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love - they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock." -Orson Welles as Harry Lime in The Third Man
One Small Iraqi Death
Gone With The Wind
"No" To EU
Did You know?
90%-95% OF ALL THE CONFLICTS ON THIS PLANET TODAY INVOLVE MUSLIMS FIGHTING NON-MUSLIMS OR EACH OTHER.
Hang John Murtha?
Muslims Eat Their Own Children
"Speaking through an American interpreter, Lieutenant David Wallach who is a native Arabic speaker, the Iraqi official related how al Qaeda united these gangs who then became absorbed into “al Qaeda.” They recruited boys born during the years 1991, 92 and 93 who were each given weapons, including pistols, a bicycle and a phone (with phone cards paid) and a salary of $100 per month, all courtesy of al Qaeda. These boys were used for kidnapping, torturing and murdering people. At first, he said, they would only target Shia, but over time the new al Qaeda directed attacks against Sunni, and then anyone who thought differently. The official reported that on a couple of occasions in Baqubah, al Qaeda invited to lunch families they wanted to convert to their way of thinking. In each instance, the family had a boy, he said, who was about 11 years old. As LT David Wallach interpreted the man’s words, I saw Wallach go blank and silent. He stopped interpreting for a moment. I asked Wallach, “What did he say?” Wallach said that at these luncheons, the families were sat down to eat. And then their boy was brought in with his mouth stuffed. The boy had been baked. Al Qaeda served the boy to his family." -- Michael Yon
"Ideas power men. Men power cultures. Cultures power civilizations. Civilizations power history. Ideas are the fuel of man's mind.
It is not a question of whether man chooses to be guided by [philosophy]: he is not equipped to live without it." (Ayn Rand)
"History is philosophy teaching by example "(Lord Bolingbroke)
"The trouble with nations is that there is an unequal distribution of capitalism. "(Rush Limbaugh)
"Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear. "(Thomas Jefferson)
T.R. On Islam
The following passages were written in 1916 in Teddy Roosevelt’s book, “Fear God and Take Your Own Part”, reproduced in “What Every American Needs to Know About the Qur’an” by William Federer.
Christianity is not the creed of Asia and Africa at this moment solely because the seventh century Christians of Asia and Africa had trained themselves not to fight, whereas the Moslems were trained to fight.Christianity was saved in Europe solely because the peoples of Europe fought. If the peoples of Europe in the seventh and eighth centuries, an on up to and including the seventeenth century, had not possessed a military equality with, and gradually a growing superiority over the Mohammedans who invaded Europe, Europe would at this moment be Mohammedan and the Christian religion would be exterminated. Wherever the Mohammedans have had complete sway, wherever the Christians have been unable to resist them by the sword, Christianity has ultimately disappeared. From the hammer of Charles Martel to the sword of Sobieski, Christianity owed its safety in Europe to the fact that it was able to show that it could and would fight as well as the Mohammedan aggressor. …..The civilization of Europe, American and Australia exists today at all only because of the victories of civilized man over the enemies of civilization because of victories through the centuries from Charles Martel in the eighth century and those of John Sobieski in the seventeenth century. During the thousand years that included the careers of the Frankish soldier and the Polish king, the Christians of Asia and Africa proved unable to wage successful war with the Moslem conquerors; and in consequence Christianity practically vanished from the two continents; and today, nobody can find in them any “social values” whatever, in the sense in which we use the words, so far as the sphere of Mohammedan influences are concerned.There are such “social values” today in Europe, America and Australia only because during those thousand years, the Christians of Europe possessed the warlike power to do what the Christians of Asia and Africa had failed to do — that is, to beat back the Moslem invader.
.....victorious with terror
"I have been made victorious with terror"
Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, "I have been sent with the shortest expressions bearing the widest meanings, and I have been made victorious with terror (cast in the hearts of the enemy), and while I was sleeping, the keys of the treasures of the world were brought to me and put in my hand." Abu Huraira added: Allah's Apostle has left the world and now you, people, are bringing out those treasures (i.e. the Prophet did not benefit by them). Fighting for the Cause of Allah (Jihaad) Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Book 52: Volume 4, Book 52, Number 220
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Brave men have fought and died building the proud tradition and feared reputation that I am bound to uphold. In the worst of conditions, the legacy of my teammates steadies my resolve and silently guides my every deed. I will not fail.
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Danger To The West
The biggest danger to the West is this climate of defeatism, appeasement, and cultural collapse now on display for the Islamists to see. This is the single biggest impetus to Islamist terrorism. We all have to grasp that terrorism is not the biggest threat we face. The biggest threat is the ideology that drives it. It’s not enough to fight terror, vital though that is. The principal battleground is the world of ideas, the battle for hearts and minds. The Islamists see this very clearly. They understand that psychological warfare — the fomenting of paranoia, resentment, hysteria, and demoralization — is their most effective weapon. If they can hijack the human mind to the cause of hatred and lies, they have an army; and if they can bamboozle and demoralize their victims, they will win.