5.0 out of 5 stars Patriotic Cry from the Heart — Should NOT Be Ignored!, October 24, 2014
It breaks my heart to see reasonable credible cries from the heart on secession put forward, and to then see critics commenting on this material without thinking — in some cases obviously without reading the book at all, just reacting in a Pavlovian (unthinking instinct) manner to the title. This is a five-star book. Yes, it has many weak-points but at root this is a patriotic book that is highlighting the criminal insanity of the totally corrupt federal government (all three branches), and the wanton destruction of the USA — of the middle class, of the blue collar master class, of the rising youth and declining old guys like myself, and of the veterans where suicide now kills more serving military in the field than combat action, and 22 veterans a day commit suicide at home in the USA.
I used to be a Reagan Republican. I broke with the Grand Old Party (GOP) when I realized it had sold out all of us, without exception, in favor of the Koch Brothers and their likes — and when I realized that because of this treason against the Republic, our media, our schools, our labor unions, are local city councils, our legislatures, were all dumbed down and drugged up. So I do NOT agree with the author on many of his own blind beliefs, but I respect the argument he is making and I would say that the question of secession — which I offset with my own emphasis on the need for Electoral Reform restoring the integrity of the US Government to include respect for the US Constitution, are the essential conversation we all need to have in the next two years.
The Democratic Party is Treason Lite — with John Kerry, who buried the Iran-Contra Investigation, and Al Gore, who took the $100 million bribe to roll over and play dead in Florida (Greg Palast broke the disenfranchisement story three months in advance of election, Warren Christopher delivered the bribe offer that was accepted) — as the poster children for the depth of corruption here. George and Dick and then Bill and Hillary and now Barack and Joe have all taken the gold certificates, their alternative was to be assassinated as JFK was assassinated. We are since then incapable of electing and then protecting a “real” President.
I had to run for President in 2012, accepted by the Reform Party, to find out that there are SIX accredited political parties that are blocked from the political process: Constitution, Green, Libertarian, Natural Law, Reform, and Socialist….and then you have the Independents. So the bottom line of this book, and the reason why I believe secession (and nullification of most federal laws, starting with an end to the militarization of the police and federal ownership of state land) is a serious topic meriting serious consideration, is that the federal government now qualifies for abolishment, using the standards set by our Founding Fathers. [Core reform ideas are Electoral Reform, a Coalition Cabinet and Balanced Budget declared PRIOR TO Election Day, and an end to all taxes less the Automated Payment Transaction Tax combined with Full Employment.]
Below I am listing books on secession that support this author's point of view: it is a viable strategy and one that must be on the table so that — this is my hope — We the People will go on general strike and shut down the federal government until such time as an Electoral Reform Act is passed. 2016 will either be another gigantic fraud, a crime against humanity, or it could be the beginning of the 2nd American Republic.
A Constitutional History of Secession
Is Secession Treason?
One Nation, Indivisible? A Study of Secession and the Constitution
Secession, State, and Liberty
Secession: How Vermont and All the Other States Can Save Themselves from the Empire
The Vermont Manifesto: The Second Vermont Republic
We are the United STATES of America and in my view, every state has a sacred obligation to its citizens to represent their best interests within the federal whole — whether we are nine nations or eleven nations (see below), the bottom line is that the federal government is supposed to be an ADMINISTRATIVE convenience, not a ROYAL looting license. Absentee governments, like absentee landlords, tend to be criminally insane. This is true at the state level as well as at the federal level, so by no means do I give the state governors and legislatures a clean bill.
See Also (easily found via search) my lists of books reviewed at Amazon in these categories:
Worth a Look: Book Reviews on Corruption 2.0
Worth a Look: Book Reviews on Democracy Lost & Found
Worth a Look: Book Reviews on Intelligence (Most)
Worth a Look: Book Reviews on Religion & the Politics of Religion
Best wishes to all,
Robert David STEELE Vivas
THE OPEN SOURCE EVERYTHING MANIFESTO: Transparency, Truth, & Trust