Your organization works within state legislatures to nullify, not separate. What are your thoughts on the secessionist movement and its potential impact?
The secession petitions certainly highlight the growing frustration of many Americans. But secession is a non-starter and the petition drive is, quite frankly, silly. You don’t ask permission to secede. You just do it. Can you imagine Sam Adams sending a petition to King George III begging him to let the colonies go their own way? I really don’t think most of the petition signers have really thought about the actual ramifications of secession. They are just frustrated and grasping at solutions.
At the Tenth Amendment Center, we choose to focus on a solution that is one: actionable - and two: effective. That is state nullification of unconstitutional acts. We view nullification as the middle road between unlimited submission and destroying the Union. Our goal is to harness this energy, educate Americans and block this unconstitutional federal overreach. If we can do that, secession wouldn’t even be a consideration.
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