Secede! Don’t Be a Car Wash Libertarian.

Saturday, March 28, 2009
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Our Colonial ancestors petitioned and pleaded with King George III to get his boot off their necks. He ignored their pleas, and in 1776, they rightfully declared unilateral independence and went to war. Today it’s the same story except Congress is the one usurping the rights of the people and the states, making King George’s actions look mild in comparison. Our constitutional ignorance — perhaps contempt, coupled with the fact that we’ve become a nation of wimps, sissies and supplicants — has made us easy prey for Washington’s tyrannical forces. But that might be changing a bit. There are rumblings of a long overdue re-emergence of Americans’ characteristic spirit of rebellion.

That’s Walter Williams, in a column last week.

And although Pitts [state rep from South Carolina] hails from Abbeville, the place where the South’s first secession votes were cast, he insists that today’s efforts to check federal power aren’t limited to regional pockets or even political affiliation. “The mainstream media would portray some of us as rednecks, whether we’re from Pennsylvania, Oregon, or South Carolina,” says Pitts. “But this is a wake-up call. And if Washington doesn’t heed that wake-up call, revolution is on the horizon.”

That is from a recent issue of the Christian Science Monitor.

Perhaps the most puzzling thing I keep hearing from libertarians (especially on Facebook) is that those who adhere to secessionist ideas are wacky outliers who offer no value “to the movement,” and instead, those people only throw up red flags that warn others to avoid them, and libertarianism as a whole. Thus we are led to believe that our founding fathers, the fathers of rebellion and the champions of Jeffersonian principles, are reactionary wackos.

These libertarians have actually said to stay away from the radical, “crazy” stuff and hold true to the agenda of getting “our people” elected through political means – meaning, election to such weighty posts as City Council and the School Board. These beliefs come from those who I call the “car wash libertarians.” They are many in the modern LP. These libertarians are in the game not for reasons of deep-rooted principles and love of liberty, but for the social, bonding aspects. They love their local meetings/dinners each month, discussing who is going to run for what local post, and when, and applying strategy. How fun it is. School board? Now that’s an appointment that will have a significant impact upon an America that is quickly descending into a Communistic hellhole.

The car wash libertarians will be the ones cowering in a corner the day they come for your guns (under a massive, federal gun control act) and your children (under an federal child “protection services” act). But they may have a post or two at some tiny township with such important duties as arranging for an annual dinner at the VFW or setting up the car wash fundraiser to pay for new lamp posts along main street. The car wash libertarians tend to have no knowledge of history, monetary policy, constitutional disputes, and the political philosophers who have, over the years, defended states’ rights and the natural rights of the individual against the totalitarian, centralized state. In fact, they tend to shy away from the intellectual life because it’s not as fun, and as social, as the monthly meetings and car washes.

Don’t be a car wash libertarian. In 30+ years the LP has made no advances whatsoever, except that a few of them hold local offices where it is their brand of politics in charges as versus the other guy’s. In terms of the “change,” they are all Obamas now.

The Feds are engaged in a sweeping series of measures to take complete control of the financial system (which is forever destroyed); ratchet up plans for perpetual war; socialize health care; further implant federalized education and take away all ability to homeschool; grab guns and ammo; remove children from the homes of dissenters; send protesters to FEMA camps; and on and on and on…

At this point, none of this can be undone – from war, to the Patriot Act, to the drug war, to the blighted monetary system, to Obama’s takeover of private institutions. Rahm Emanuel, Eric Holder, and the other agents of Obama’s unfreedom crusade were brought to Washington D.C. to do one thing: to centralize every last bit of life and put it all under federal rule, from money to education to personal behavior.

The only way to get this oppressive tyrant – known as the federal government – off our back is to break away from it and start anew. That 28 states are starting to fan the flames of rebellion by moving towards a sovereign agenda is fairly significant. States and people must declare their sovereignty and remove the tentacles of the federal government’s oppressive laws from their necks. Only a breakup of this monstrous and out-of-control, despotic giant can save freedom. If you think not, then you need to go back to your car washes, “libertarian” social clubs, and high school reunion plans. Thanks to John Waring for the secession links.

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