Friday, October 2, 2009
I'd love to hear someone refute this Secession Argument
"With a smaller and more efficient government just to its south, with its thriving free-trade ports and no cumbersome federal bureaucracy meddling in every industry's affairs, the US government would have been forced to compete by sticking closer to the original intent of the US Constitution as designed by the founding fathers.
"Lincoln theorized that allowing the Southern states to secede might cause a rash of copycat secessions. But this never happened, either in the United States or anywhere else. Even if it had, it would have been beneficial for the same reasons just described. Multiples secessions (by the California Republic, for example) would have exerted even greater (and much needed) competitive pressures on the central state and forced it to comply more with the will of the people and the letter of the Constitution."
Thomas Dilorenzo 'The Real Lincoln'
Every American should read this book! You were lied to in High School.