Ron Paul has joined the secession discussion. Today, the 2012 presidential candidate reaffirmed a position that he’s discussed before, stating at RonPaul.com 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.”