Friday, December 7, 2012
Socialism Spurring Secession Discussion
The following letter to the editor for the Montgomery Advertiser was submitted by Steven Fitts of the Selma SCV Pegues Camp #62: Socialism taking over in the U.S. It's time we faced reality. The ideological differences between the so called “red states” and “blue states” are irreconcilable. The blue states have led us into a European-style socialism. The Constitution is ignored. True liberty and traditional values are under attack. It is doubtful that a constitutional conservative will ever again be president since the “takers” will soon outnumber the “makers” nationwide. Elections will continue to be bought with the promise of more government programs and the redistribution of wealth. Many have scoffed at the idea of secession as a possible solution to this division, including Gov. (Robert) Bentley, but I have yet to hear anybody rejecting the idea come up with a suitable alternative. I understand that the governor still wants to believe in America and would like to work within the existing system, but surely he sees that the America he wants to believe in no longer exists. But he also knows that Alabama is a welfare state. It receives more from the federal government than it pays in federal taxes. That leads me to suspect that the governor’s wish to remain with the blue states is more pragmatic than principled. As long as we are paid so well for our subservience, why rock the boat? Our politicians might posture and complain, and threaten benign lawsuits against the federal government for its countless unconstitutional acts, but they won‘t dare consider walking away from the trough. See how well socialism works?