Chairman of the Texas Republican Party, Allen West, is angry. So are millions of Americans – and the reason for that is they believe with their heart and soul that something untoward went down in the early morning of November 4 that rendered their votes meaningless. Now the former representative is echoing what many have been saying for a while now: Has the time come to consider forming a more perfect union?
Declaring the Obvious
Just last week, Liberty Nation explored this very concept in an article written by Graham J Noble and in a video elaborating on the subject of whether the U.S. — as it currently stands — has reached a point of no return. We are not suggesting that a national split is at hand – or advocating for it – nor are we saying it is the answer to our political problems. However, West has verbalized what we have already written, i.e., should we begin looking at some new options regarding a bitter and divisive political war that is being waged in America?
At the very least, it is worth a discussion.
Reacting to the Supreme Court’s decision to do nothing regarding a very contentious election, West said, “This decision establishes a precedent that says states can violate the U.S. Constitution and not be held accountable.” He continued: “This decision will have far-reaching ramifications for the future of our constitutional republic.” No matter on which side of the political aisle one sits, it is difficult to argue with the point that there will be “far-reaching ramifications” that result from this election being allowed to stand as is.
Noble asserts in his article: “[w]hatever the final outcome of the 2020 election, America will never be quite the same. It will be up to the people to figure out how we all go forward from here in the least painful way possible.” Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh expressed similar thoughts when he asserted: “It can’t go on this way. There cannot be a peaceful coexistence of two completely different theories of life, theories of Government, theories of how we manage our affairs.”
Echoing the Framers
This is hardly the first time in America that deep divisions between the states have caused groups of people to consider other means of government — even without mention of the Civil War. There have been more than 200 proposals to partition California. Various secession proposals have been brought forth concerning not just the Golden State but in Texas as well. The secessionist movement in the Lone Star State is more of a saga than a new concept. The group, “Move Oregon’s Border for a Greater Idaho,” seeks relief from its state’s far-left authorities. There is legislation calling to admit Frederick County, VA, into the Mountain State for political harmony in West Virginia. Imagining a better way forward is not a novel concept.
Where did these seeds of secession germinate? We need not look any further than the Declaration of Independence. Jefferson began on a cautionary note by using the word “prudence,” but his message is clear:
“Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object 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.”
Without a doubt, millions of Americans will bristle at a Joe Biden presidency just as the left did during the Trump administration. Democrats determined that their best course of action was to work within and corrupt the system with destructive clashes against the man in the Oval Office. Whether they actively committed widespread election fraud is no longer the point. What matters now is that millions upon millions of Americans believe it to be so.
These people are unlike the Democrats in every way imaginable. As such, they may choose a different path forward for themselves and their families. They may decide to take Jefferson’s eloquent words to heart and choose not to suffer “a long train of abuses” or readily acquiesce to living “under absolute Despotism.”
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