If secession could only be achieved by force of arms or a court decision, the “Peaceful Secession” movement would be futile. But “secession” need not involve brick and mortar barriers. The spirit of secession can be far more effective in dealing with a federal government gone rogue – it can stop it cold.

But as was the case in 1776, it seems that some who would be expected to come to the “Peaceful Secession” cause have not. Some self –identified conservatives actually seem to believe the only reason to sign a secession petition is because you REALLY believe doing so will bring about a new separate nation in North America. This is the narrowest view of the possibilities involved.

A successful physical secession, however unlikely, is only one reason for signing a petition demanding your state be allowed to “peacefully secede” from the United States.  Aside from this, these petitions assure like- minded people they are not alone, which is a vital ingredient in any conservative movement.  It promotes the strength in numbers we need to help ourselves.

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