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You’re here because you like being ahead of the curve. Always. Years ahead. Almost. Sometimes…

For instance:

Nullification and Secession: Solutions or Talking Points?
An excellent legal treatise by James Ronald Kennedy, Sept. 3, 2018.


Interposition, Nullification, and Secession, Perrin, Fed. 25, 2013.

I’m more than happy when people pile on … even five and a half years behind…

Seriously – a great work – read Kennedy’s piece:

I belong to the tribe that believes nullification and secession are the only real solutions to the current out of control supreme federal government. To demonstrate the validity of my belief, I will pose and answer three fundamental questions: (1) Are the concepts of state nullification and secession legitimate American political principles? (2) Is the current supreme federal government a legitimate governing authority? and (3) Would the modern-day acceptance of state nullification and secession be so unworkable that it would destroy the United States?

Lincoln answered the first question—whether state secession is a constitutional right—with a firm negative and enforced his opinion with legions of bloody bayonets. But Lincoln (1861) was not one of America’s (1776) founding fathers; therefore, his opinion pales to insignificance when compared to the actual words of the founding fathers. Even the High Federalist Alexander Hamilton was forced to admit that the Sovereign States had the right to protect their citizens from an abusive federal government:

Are these (and interposition) really viable solutions? Who knows? But it’s great to further the consideration and debate.