Scalia wrote back saying, if any single issue was decided by the civil war, that was, states cannot secede. However, nothing has been said or decided about us kicking certain parts of the nation out of the Union and after the most recent outrage in liberal land, I am thinking we should give part of the country its walking papers.
In Brookline, Massachusetts, a school principle decided that starting in January, once a week, the school would recite the pledge of allegiance. So far so good. Unfortunately, this is liberal land. Instead of simply doing it, the principle not only sent a notice home to the parents of the children, but sent a permission slip as well.
In liberal land, a child now needs a permission slip to recite the pledge of allegiance.
The principle claims it is not a permission slip, though it clearly has two boxes. One says the child will participate and one says the child will not. In addition, since it is liberal land, the principle felt obligated to define God as mentioned in the pledge.
Liberal parents in liberal land are understandably outraged. One said, a pledge is a promise and she could not “force” her child to make a promise. The ACLU said it had “concerns” about the pledge. Of course it has concerns. The ACLU objects to any show of patriotism.
Massachusetts does have a state statute that requires schoolteachers to lead class every morning with the pledge of allegiance. I am sure everyone will be shocked to learn that statute is not enforced.
If the people of Massachusetts cannot find it in their hearts to pledge allegiance to the flag of this country, perhaps it is time for this country to tell Massachusetts good-bye. After all, would anyone really argue that we are not better off without Barney Frank?
This is what happens after fifty years of the liberal war on patriotism and American citizenship. Now, you have to have permission to pledge allegiance to the flag.
I know we will not kick Massachusetts out of the nation. But for the liberals who are so offended by the pledge, they will not say it; I have a suggestion.
Get the hell out.
In this world, right now there are approximately 195 countries. I am sure you can find one that is not so offensive to you that you can pledge your allegiance to. In the meanwhile, the real Americans, the Americans who love this country and who love freedom and liberty, will continue to pledge allegiance to the flag.
And for you America haters who will not say the pledge, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.
More on this at Foxnews: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/12/22/massachusetts-school-issues-pe...
We believe that there is one state that can leave the Union, not secede, because it was never annexed and came into the Union by Treaty,as I understand it & under mutual agreement, between the Chief Executive, of that state & the President of the U.S. that it can "leave" the Union, and that state being such a strong "anti- adminstration" state, that the "administration" may welcome a chance to "dis-associate" itself with that state.
That state being TEXAS!! The rest of the states, if you can "shed" yourself, come on down & maybe we can start over w/ a Union as our "Forefathers" intended it to be!
Interesting, never-the-less!! "Hey Big-O, we can secede (leave)! You Know!!!
...or as Sam Adams said:
"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."
Allow me to disagree with both Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and President Abraham Lincoln.....
I believe the president was in gross breach of the Constitution when he failed to recognize the right of a state
to secede from the Union, and I believe justice Scalia is wrong in his belief that the civil war decided that
states of the United States do not have the right to secede. That a sovereign state had the legal right to join
the union is not in question. But where in the Constitution does it say that, once joined, the state
relinquishes it's right to disassociate itself from the Union? Where is that right of secession terminated?