What happens when we southerners, or anyone else for that matter of fact, are no longer afraid, or can not be intimidated or bullied? What happens when we don't care if we are called Rednecks, or bigots, or Crackers, or racist, or Bitter clingers, or radicals, or any of the other degradations that we are supposed to be afraid of? What happens if MY ideas and beliefs are being called as Right wing radicalism, or as a Homophobia, or racist and bigoted and you know what, and I don't care anymore?
What is anyone going to do to bully and threaten me more?
Call me more names? Or Make my thoughts, and freedom of speech, and expression, and religious beliefs, a Hate Crime? Read House Bill 1388.
If that is the case maybe we do need to start all over again, while there is yet something left to save. Maybe it is time to call for the dissolution of the United States, declare the U.S. Treasury bankrupt because we will never be able to pay off our massive national debts, and allow the several States to reform, as they will, into whatever Unions would seem best to them in their own common interest.
That is what the southern states tryed to do peacefully and legally in 1861.
We face today the same ultimate decisions that our forefathers faced in 1859. Not wanting to leave this Union, but finding it may be necessary in order to preserve our rights and liberties.
Would we be the same country and be as strong in International affairs as we are today? No. But we would be free of a government, and an overall attitude, which has almost become as oppressive as an occuping army. Such is sometimes the price of freedom, that it sometimes is necessary to let things collapes so as to be able to pick up the remining pieces and rebuild again.
A Declaration of Dissolution is not an act of Treason, nor is it Rebellion, because it is a right given to the States, and the People, under the 9th and 10th Amendments, and the Declaration of Independence as declared to King George the III. It is not a right which we, The People, have surrendered to the almighty Federal Government.
The first two stanzas of the Bonnie Blue flag explained it all and they still apply today.
1. We are a band of brothers and native to the soil
Fighting for our Liberty, With treasure, blood and toil
And when our rights were threatened, the cry rose near and far
Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star!
2. As long as the Union was faithful to her trust
Like friends and like brethren, kind were we, and just
But now, when ........ treachery attempts our rights to mar
We hoist on high the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star.