Can Secession be Made “Sexy”

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the First North American Secessionist Convention was held in Vermont over the weekend.

The First North American Secessionist Convention, billed as the first national gathering of secessionists since the Civil War, included an eclectic mix of conservatives, liberals, libertarians, left-wing Green Party zealots, and right-wing Christian activists.


Per the Inquirer’s article, the disparate group of participants were in the main “congenial,” though nothing definitive was actually accomplished, except for the adoption of the group’s “Burlington Declaration.”

...At the end of the day Saturday, the group adopted a Burlington Declaration, borrowing liberally from the Declaration of Independence and asserting that “any political entity has the right to separate itself from a larger body… and peaceably to establish its independence.”

I could find no link or posting of the Burlington Declaration on the web, so far, but if I do find it posted, I will update this post and provide a link.

The Inquirer’s article on this is titled Coming together to ponder pulling apart.

Via USA Today.

The secessionist group also has a blog, appropriately named The American Secessionist Blog.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/06 at 11:20 AM
  1. No, it can’t be made sexy to normal people.

    The Free State Project is a better attempt, at least participants are making concrete changes in their individual lives, yet it’s not really going anywhere either.

    Posted by John T. Kennedy  on  11/06  at  04:21 PM
  2. John, good to hear from you.

    I know secession cannot be made sexy to “normal” people, because most “normal” people have already acquiesced their freedom to the supposed safety of the state, and this began happening generations ago.

    Even so, I think it is extremely important that “normal” people be made aware that such possibilities exist.

    Even though the Inquirer’s article treated the subject matter somewhat condescendingly, for the “normal” people I’m certain, at least the fact that individual men and women are discussing such possibilities has made it into the media.

    Posted by John Venlet  on  11/06  at  04:58 PM






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