"When misguided public opinion honors what is despicable and despises what is honorable, punishes virtue and rewards vice, encourages what is harmful and discourages what is useful, applauds falsehood and smothers truth under indifference or insult, a nation turns its back on progress and can be restored only by the terrible lessons of catastrophe." … Frederic Bastiat

Evil talks about tolerance only when it’s weak. When it gains the upper hand, its vanity always requires the destruction of the good and the innocent, because the example of good and innocent lives is an ongoing witness against it. So it always has been. So it always will be. And America has no special immunity to becoming an enemy of its own founding beliefs about human freedom, human dignity, the limited power of the state, and the sovereignty of God. – Archbishop Chaput


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Secession Petitions Now Number over 610,000 Signatures

I will try to keep posting an occasional tally of the number of signatures on the ever-growing list of states from which secession petitions have been submitted.

Based on the rate of increase (Texas is closing in on the 100,000 mark), I suspect we will be up near one million before the week is out.

1 comment:

  1. What irks me about these petitions is that those doing the signing are requesting permission to secede. Since when does one ever ask permission in order to break free of oppression? And how likely is it that the oppressor will grant that permission? "Please, mister jailor, would you release me from my prison? Pretty please". Liberty is not a privilege or a favor to be granted, it's a right.


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