Cato Person Secedes From Boaz?

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Posted in category History

Walter Williams. Economist, historian, syndicated columnist, author of ten books, Professor of Economics at George Mason. And yes, black. Thank you Tom DiLorenzo for posting Walter’s no-nonsense column. To quote:

The victors of war write its history in order to cast themselves in the most favorable light. That explains the considerable historical ignorance about our war of 1861 and panic over the Confederate flag. To create better understanding, we have to start a bit before the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.

…The War of 1861 brutally established that states could not secede. We are still living with its effects. Because states cannot secede, the federal government can run roughshod over the U.S. Constitution’s limitations of the Ninth and Tenth Amendments.

I can almost see Cato’s next David Boaz piece: “George Mason Should Secede From Walter Williams.”

But remember, give someone at Cato credit when and where it is due, as this Cato fella writes an excellent piece on the newfound quasi-religion of “being offended” and how state enforcement of anti-offensive codes is not consistent with a free society.


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One Response to Cato Person Secedes From Boaz?

  1. Dave Trimble says:

    August 22nd, 2015 at 2:23 am


    The war of northern aggression didn’t change the Constitution so the States still can secede. According to Article 6 1st clause: “Article. VI.

    All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation.”

    The Articles of Confederation (an engagement entered into) clearly indicate that the States are free, sovereign and parties to the confederation by choice and could leave the same way. The north just used force to scare the states into line.

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