I Gave This Washington Post Reporter an Earful
12th April 2018 — Tom Woods
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Blast from the past:
One of my favorite speeches ever was the one I gave in Houston, on secession, during the last presidential campaign.
The Mises Institute hosted a one-day event on secession. Ron Paul and I were among the speakers. The Washington Post sent a reporter, for the obvious purpose of reporting on Ron’s remarks as a way of embarrassing then-candidate Rand Paul.
Now you’d think secession would be a question we could discuss rationally, the way we discuss anything else. The American Union is obviously just a utilitarian arrangement, to be judged by how well it works, and not sacred and unchangeable. (Why on Earth would it be? Does the Union exist for the people, or the people for the Union?)
Of course, we’re not allowed to have this conversation. Why, neither Mitt Romney nor Barack Obama thinks it’s a reasonable question, so that does it, citizen!
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Why can’t we dissolve the Union?
Allow CA to do a @calexit. And, everyone else that wants out to get free.
Worked for the USSR.
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