Video: Ron Paul, “Secession is an American Principle”

Ron Paul has joined the secession discussion. Today, the 2012 presidential candidate reaffirmed a position that he’s discussed before, stating at that “secession is an American principle.”

Dr. Paul also included a video from 2009 where he discussed secession as “an important Constitutional principle.”

He contends that secession is “an American tradition. It’s very American to talk about secession. That’s how we came into being. Thirteen colonies seceded from the British and established a new country, so secession is very much an American principle.”

Paul also cites the US response to the disintegration of the former USSR: “What about all the strong endorsements we have given over the past decade or two of those republics that seceded from the Soviet system? We were delighted with this. We never said, “Oh no. Secession is treasonous”.

He concludes, “No matter what they do and how many promises they have and how many bailouts they have, they can’t do it if the money doesn’t work. So then, the independence of the states will come back and it doesn’t mean that you’ll be un-American to even contemplate what might have to be done once the dollar crashes.”

  • debbie

    Ron Paul needs to shuyt his loud mouth.

    • Ron Paul has more sense a patriotism than any of the idiots in Washington. Maybe you can’t stand that, and want the US torn apart by obama. Personally, I wish Texas could and would secede, as Washington sure doesn’t show much sense anymore.

    • If RP voters had voted RR, we would already be seeing rise in the stock market…and obamacare would be taking its last breath…..sigh

    • RLM357

      Not in your world! Paul speaks the truth if you’d only take the time to listen and read. The Establishment GOP Fears him as does the Left! Dr. Paull has said that this is his last run and wants to pass his banner to his son Rand. The MSM Demonizes all but thioer illk on the left. Vommunist have taken over our Educational and Media systems. Of which are you a product? ~Rick Magee, FL

  • m123s

    Those that practice the Doctrine of Cain are not only prepared, but set the table for succession. The same group practices the tactic of divide, and conquer.During the sla.. trade it was debase and dehumanise. The Communist ‘dis-ease’ spreads from the inside, and has been growing in America for over 100 yrs., and it appears that they have the numbers on their side; WE the People must stand[Ephes.6], and win. There is no in between, luke warm, doublemindedness when the Lord is rejected-it points downhill to Socialism, Dictatorship,Communism. To petition the W.H. is an admission of a Dictatorship.

    • sandraleesmith46

      Are you suggesting we DON’T have a dictator in our WH? Because I think that would be complete folly on your part to keep believing such to be true…

      • RLM357

        His ambiguous writings are just that. Call a Spade a Spade and not a Friggin’ Shovel!

        • sandraleesmith46

          There’s NOTHING ambiguous IN his “writings”, except who actually DID write them; but ALL potential “ambiguity was removed during 2009 about his intentions! He’s not even a shovel; he’s a STEAM SHOVEL!

  • jbenat

    Thanks R. P. voters for helping to give us four more years of B-Ho’s destruction of America! Hope you feel better!

    • That’s exactly right, jbenat

      • WhiteFalcon

        I agree. There were not enough Ron Paul voters to swing the election, but I think there might have been massive voter fraud and that could have made a big difference in the outcome. Positive voter ID should be the law of the land. It is very logical. It is a no brainer, but that seems to be to much for the commieonazicrats to grasp.

    • RLM357

      Oh B.S.! PAUL VOTERS did not cause the Romney defeat. Fraudulent Votes did! Engage your brain before your fingers! ~Rick Magee, FL

    • jimchambers

      Obama won re-election by promising to give each group that he delineated what they wanted. The young people will get the interest on their student loans forgiven, the blacks will get to keep their phones, welfare, food stamps and will not be asked to work, the women will get free birth control, the latins will be given citizenship, the muslims will get to keep their president and those who work will be required to pay for all of it.
      That is the way to win elections in this country now.

  • RLM357

    Wake Up Washington D.C. ! This is the first ‘warning shot’ to be fired over your heads in order to wake you up. We are ‘fed’ up and are not going to take it anymore! Our Country is a REPUBLIC Not a Democracy! Our Country is not going to be Socialist either. We Demeand that this Election be VOIDED due to the Widespread Fraudulent Voted. 300,000 more votes in Ohio than there are Registered Voters???? C’mon people… and that just One State. Even Florida and PA. are outrageous. Obama knows this as he is part of it. This was the ‘November Surprise’ that was foretold. Now the left is countering with threats of stripping citizenship from the signees. What a joke! The only way to loose citizenship is by Treasonist Acts. These idiots couldn’t count! The TV Stations that aired a .02& vote win for Obama, would have been more believable. Careless tip off. Ignored and referred to with a weak escuse than humor. The Sheeple bought it. No Person who is not paying Taxes should be allowed to Vote! Excluding people on Soc. Sec., Disability from work and Retired from work (Including the Military. The Gimme Generation will always vote for the party that GIVES them Money etc. Students also unless they are employed should also not be allowed to vote. That wpould solve the tainted teachings from the leftist academe. ~Rick Magee, FL

  • WhiteFalcon

    The Law of Nations is mentioned in both the Declaration of Independence and in the constitution, and the Law of Nations states that when the governing body fails to do or refuses to do what it is bound to do that the states ought to have the right to leave the alliance and find another one or to remain independent. It also states that when the governing body refuses or is unable to do what it is bound to do, eg. protect the borders, then the responsibility falls on the individual states. I suspect that there are many reasons to seceede but I would rather see a Constitutional Convention formed and see this Goveernment thrown out and the Constitution tweaked some to include term limits for all high offices, all perks cease when they leave office, and everyone must be subject to all laws. The Congress and others must not be able to exempt themselves from any laws that they put on the people.

  • CSN

    How can a country operate on the deficits it has incurred? Do you want your children to be saddled with $50,000 debt before they are born? How much compromise did the founding Father’s make with the British Monarchy? None! Case in point….end of comment.