At our birth we were 13 sovereign entity, states, formed by we the people and imbued with the authority to do what we as individual could not do by ourselves. It was these 13 sovereign states that agreed and we the people who consented to fraction off a limited amount of authority and power to on our behalf undertake the fledgling nations overall security, foreign commerce and interstate commerce for the good of the unified states. However at no time did the states or we as individuals ever consent to surrender our sovereignty to the newly formed central government. And in point of fact at the time of ratification there was great opposition to the creation of a central government, for the very reasons that have become so clear in our lifetime.
So when in our history did we ask permission to sever the ties with the British overlords, or when did we ask permission to revolt against oppression and tyranny and when did our founding fathers ask permission from treasonous bureaucrats to found a new government?
Therefore I ask you… Where in heck did the sovereign citizens and states that created this republic ever get the idea, they needed to ask the permission of the federal government to secede. News Flash, no permission is necessary, your state legislatures need merely the draft the documents of secession, and with the permission of “We the People” pass the writs of emancipation from the republic and they are free and independent.
The problem arises however in many states with heavy federal entitlements that they cannot exist without federal dollars. The flip side of that fear however is the reality that then dollars that are funneled into the federal government by the states and its citizens would stay in the states and likely be put to far better use than is currently the case with the exorbitant and largess of the federal bureaucrats. Another plus to our resources being kept closer to home is that the opportunity for transparency and accountability becomes far greater.
Isn’t it time we returned to the roots of our republic? Independent Free Citizens and Sovereign States!