Thursday, March 19, 2015

On the Union

I am only against maintaining it at the point of a bayonet (self-determination - you're either for it or against it, folks).

4 comments:

Rational Nation USA said...

I'm for maintaining the Union and letting the malcontent state go it alone. Oh, and to hell with sending any foreign aid their way. Let em rot.

BB-Idaho said...

"I can anticipate no greater calamity for the country than a dissolution of the Union. It would be an accumulation of all the evils we complain of, and I am willing to sacrifice everything but honour for its preservation. I hope, therefore, that all constitutional means will be exhausted before there is a resort to force. Secession is nothing but revolution"
-Robert E. Lee, 1861

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

And yet the man decided to fight for the South.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

"If the day should ever come when the affections of the people of these States shall be alienated from each other; when the fraternal spirit shall give way to cold indifference, or collusion of interests shall fester into hatred, the bands of political association will no longer hold together parties no longer attracted by the magnetism of conciliated interests and kindly sympathies, to part in friendship from each other, than to be held together by constraint." John Quincy Adams, 1839............."To coerce the States is one of the maddest projects that was ever devised. What picture does this idea present to our view? A complying State at war with a noncomplying State: Congress marching the troops of one State into the bosom of another? Here is a nation at war with itself. Can any reasonable man be well disposed toward a government which makes war and carnage the only means of supporting itself - a government that can only exist by the sword?" Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers.