Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Dr. Ron Paul on Secession

Dr. Ron Paul speaks well, in the video below, on the topic of secession as a restraining force against a tyrannical federal government. I realize this topic is uncomfortable for many but it was not always so. As one looks over the history of our nation, as Dr. Paul states, we are a nation due to secession. We are a nation that always knew secession was an option should the nation depart form the good of the states. As he also mentions our government supports in many ways and forms other countries rights to secession but for some reason our federal government claims it is unpatriotic and wrong to speak of such and issue ourselves. Well the reason they speak as such is they understand that once talk of this issue arises it, the federal government, loses the power it so greatly craves. The federal government is to serve the people and the states and not the other way around as things presently are. Listen to Dr. Paul as he is not necessarily calling for secession but is calling for us to be able to talk about it and thus put the power back in the hands of the states and not in the hands of a bloated and tyrannical federal government.

So the call is not necessarily for secession but to talk about the subject and reveal to the federal government that it needs to realize its place and purpose; serving the states and the people. It needs to realize that it is not to control but to be an instrument of the people and talk of secession makes that point abundantly clear, thus why they hate this talk so much.

Thanks to Christian Exodus for posting this video.

1 comment:

Luke Austin Smith said...

Great video! I completely agree with Mr. Paul. In America's letter to the King of England, Thomas Jefferson writes,

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect fheir Safety and Happiness."

When the Government destroys all the "...unalienable Rights...Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness", then the "governed" have the right to abolish the form of destructive government and "...institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles..."

The reason I believe Texas has the right to secede from the Union is because the Government has deprived the rights of the people which are "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

First, our Government has deprived aborted babies' lives. Second, they are progressively robbing man of the liberty to worship Christ, educate their children and be self-sufficient. Finally, resulting in the Government's tyranny, man has not been allowed to pursue happiness.

One of my favorite verses in Proverbs is this:

"Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand."

- Proverbs 19:21

Obama may have a plan in his mind of how to lead this country, but God's purpose will stand!

Stand firm in the faith,

Brother Luke Smith