According to the League of the South, a lot of conservatives are having “the moment” that I discussed with Palmetto Patriot in the SNN podcast this evening:
“STATEMENT FROM THE LEAGUE OF THE SOUTH
MANY THANKS TO THE U.S. SUPREME COURT: THE OBAMACARE DECISION
28 JUNE 2012
Many thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court, indeed!
The editorials today are full of lamentations: “The Republic is destroyed!” “Supreme Court rules against the American People!” “Nullify ObamaCare now!”
And our phones in The League of the South office are ringing off the hook. Our e-mail is jammed with inquiries. It is as if a tsunami has stuck the people of the country—north, South, east, and west—and everyone suddenly realizes that the DC regime really is all powerful! And what they’ve been calling a free country is no such thing.
All we in The League can say is “Welcome to reality. We told you so. Now here’s your application to join us.”
As our first new member after the decision came down this morning wrote: “With the Obamacare decision, I can no longer pretend we live in a constitutional republic as envisioned by the founders. So, with the burden of pretending it is so (even with the evidence to the contrary) off my chest, I’ve applied for membership in the League of the South and have also submitted an additional donation.”
From the start, The League has called the regime in DC “an organized criminal enterprise.” We have been looking for ways to bring to the attention of the average citizen the fact that this “Union” is not worth the price we’re asked to pay. What we want people to understand is that secession and Southern independence (as well as independence for other historic regions) ought to be a viable option. If not secession and independence from DC, then what? Going down with the sinking ship? We don’t think so! Remember this: If you can’t leave, then you’re not free! …
It has been so long.
I can’t remember when I had “the moment” or what exactly provoked it. I just remember that it occurred during Bush’s first term shortly after 9/11.
Note: After further thought, I believe “the moment” was reading Buchanan’s 2001 book The Death of the West.