No, Mr. Attorney-General, secession and nullification are not settled law. Laws against nullification and secession are the illegitimate offspring of the Civil War.
The Founders were secessionists, no Mr. Sessions? Were you asleep during your 6th grade history class as much you are today? Every government that exceeds its constitutionally mandated powers is illegitimate. As such, the states are free to go. Haven’t you noticed that the federal government has completely trashed the Tenth Amendment guaranteeing the states and the people the power of authority over those powers not granted the federal government under Article 1, Section 8? When you assert that federal law is the supreme law of the land, are you declaring in essence that the Tenth Amendment is null and void? If so, you are a feckless traitor.
I would under ordinary and legitimate circumstances agree with your position on California’s “sanctuary state” laws and its openly impeding the enforcement of federal immigration laws. The Constitution is quite clear that immigration is an authorized power of the federal government under Article 1, Section 8.
But given the fact that the federal government has exceeded the powers authorized by USC Article 1, Section 8, so egregiously, so flagrantly and in so many ways over so many years, and all but ignored our sacred Tenth Amendment, it is clear that our government is illigimate, and that under the circumstances, I cannot support your stance.
I suggest you read the attached essay. You might learn something.
American secessionists and states’ rights advocates are rightly disappointed by the outcome of the September 18 Scots Independence Referendum. Given the decisiveness of the outcome, the result was probably never in doubt. The Queen didn’t even have to break a sweat, in keeping with her lifelong abstinence from productive labor. I’ll bet she’s never even broken a fingernail polishing the royal silverware. But I digress. Continue reading