Mandeville, LA – If you have been following the story of the Secession Petitions being posted at the WHite House website you are familiar with the fact that many citizens are taking their campaigns for liberty directly to President Obama…or so they think. Listener and locallly elected, [r]epublican (school board in Liberty County, TX) Dwayne Stovall is having none of this effort, correctly noting that the right of secession does not need approval from Barack Obama or any President for that matter.
The petition makes a mockery of State sovereignty and independence. Have we already returned to sending “peaceful petitions” to our King, and begging for mercy from an elite few in a town far, far away? What of the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, or Article 1; section 1 of the Texas Constitution? True independence and liberty are about the will of the people. The citizens of an individual State do not need federal approval to withdraw from a compact to which every State has long since defaulted.
This is begging, nothing more, and I refuse to participate.
Dwayne B. Stovall