“First South Carolina nobly made her stand…”
~ Harry McCarthy, The Bonnie Blue Flag
Last Wednesday, presidential candidate and quite likely last – faint – hope for the Republic Donald Trump refused to say that he would accept the results of the election. I’m pretty sure what he meant was something on the order of, “If the Democratic Party does its usual fine job of registering royal goldfish,1 the anciently dead, the recently dead, illegal aliens, illegal aliens from Alpha Centuri, children murdered to late term or partial birth abortions, real living people but voting in several different counties, and anyone who wants a blowjob from Madonna;2 in other words, if the election is as rife with corruption as we’ve come to expect from the democratic party machine, then no, I won’t accept it.”
But what does not accepting it mean? Does it mean laying down on the asphalt in front of the Hildebeest’s inaugural cavalcade of corruption? I don’t think so. I think it means something far, far more fraught with peril, where peril can be defined as “1980s Beirut.”
I’ve argued against secession and separation before, in other places, yes, but here, as well.3 It would be awful, a crime against God and man, the ruination of the second greatest thing ever to happen on the planet. Yet, it may not be avoidable and it may not be as bad as not breaking up the country. The short version is, in the event of a Hillary victory in November, we are probably looking at the death of the First Amendment via judicial fiat, as soon as she puts someone into the Supreme Court dedicated to overturning Citizens United, which is to say someone dedicated to the proposition that no one may criticize Hillary Clinton with impunity.4 You may reasonably expect the death of the Second Amendment to follow on that quite briskly. And then you can expect, as she claimed – possibly the only honest statement of her dishonest and dissolute life – to want open borders, that you will be replaced by a new people, beholden to her and not giving a rat’s fuck about the United States.
And that would be it. There will be no America after that. There will be no return to a republic after that. We’ll be under the Birkenstocked feet of the lunatic left, and made unwelcome and powerless in our own country. America will be finished.
Better to fight while we still can and to save whatever can be saved.
Then, too, let’s forget for the nonce the Democratic penchant for playing games with voting rolls. Accept that Hillary may, indeed, win fair and square. That, however, will make no difference whatsoever; a legitimately elected Hillary is the death of the republic just as much as would be an election-stealing Hillary. For that matter, take Hillary out of it; an election that doesn’t see in office very soon a man or woman dedicated to obliterating the tyrannical administrative and bureaucratic state means the death of the republic, too. The difference is that, without Hillary, we may have a little more time while, with her, that would be it.
So the next couple or three columns are going to be about some ways to do it. For this one, though, let’s finish up with a reflection of a few ways of how not to do it, as exemplified by that whole 1860-61 thing.
In that line of thought, I’d suggest that withdrawing from the national legislature is something approaching ultimate folly. Why, in Heaven’s name, the morons of 1860 decided to give up the chance to obfuscate, filibuster, pontificate, and in general interfere with Yankeedom’s slide to war…well…I guess that it takes a very special kind of intelligence5 to see the benefits.
Secondly, don’t fool yourself that you’re going to be able to do this peacefully. You may keep peace for a while, but if you plan on it then you’re fools. Why?
- One major reason that it will not be possible to continue peacefully inside your own secessionist borders is that Job One for any national government or quasi-national government in central North America is to ensure that it has no peer competitors in this hemisphere.
- Another major reason that you cannot continue peacefully is the natural transportation net, our navigable rivers and the intracoastal waterway, especially.
Thirdly, start preparing for war immediately. Prepare for the kind of war that’s going to be fought.
Fourthly, maneuver the national government into firing first. If you don’t have the political wherewithal to sustain a revolution without obviously starting a war, then don’t start the revolution. Note that I said “obviously.” It’s perfectly okay to start it from behind the scenes as Lincoln was able to.
Fifthly, why on earth would you want to present yourself as a new country, when so many people’s emotions are still firmly attached to the old one? Why would you want to give up the very traditions for which you are standing up and fighting? Use the flag you have!
Next week: The procedures
1 Yes, yes, I know that Princess Nudelman, the goldfish, didn’t vote and wasn’t even registered. She was, however, apparently dead at the time of the election and so clearly should have been allowed to cast her vote for the democrats of her choice. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/24/saturday-night-live-takes_n_137691.html
2 https://dailycaller.com/2016/10/19/madonna-if-you-vote-for-hillary-i-will-give-you-a-blowjob. Would a “Clinton” bumpersticker from 1992 do, I wonder. “We’ve already established what you are, Madam; now we’re merely negotiating your price.”
4 I would be delightfully surprised to find myself alive two years after the bitch takes office, largely because of the book that Amazon steadfastly refuses to give away for free: https://www.amazon.com/State-Disobedience-Tom-Kratman-ebook/dp/B00AP9CO4G/. Yes, that’s supposed to be free and Amazon refuses to do it. I am pretty sure that Trump has contemplated the possibility of a vengeful Hildebeest sending her goons after him. I wonder, though, if President Obama understands that she may not have forgiven him for delaying her reign, either, and she’ll have control of his guards.
5 The kind generally borne by arrogant idiots.
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Tom Kratman is a retired infantry lieutenant colonel, recovering attorney, and science fiction and military fiction writer. His latest novel, The Rods and the Axe, is available from Amazon.com for $9.99 for the Kindle version, or $25 for the hardback. A political refugee and defector from the People’s Republic of Massachusetts, he makes his home in Blacksburg, Virginia. He holds the non-exclusive military and foreign affairs portfolio for EveryJoe. Tom’s books can be ordered through baen.com.
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