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The Republic Becomes the Empire

…implicit in American thought from the beginning until a few years ago, was this: Government is the responsibility of a self-governing people. That doctrine has been swept away; only the elders remember it…Now, in the name of democracy, it is accepted as … Continue reading

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The inevitability of secession, part 1: Introduction

Think secession–all the way down to the level of the individual household. — jtl, 419 via Borepatch Chief Justice Salmon Chase was wrong.  In Texas v. White (1869), he wrote the majority opinion on secession: The Union of the States … Continue reading

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