Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Can the Blue States Peacefully Separate from the Red States?

 J. Robert Smith has an article at the American Thinker entitled The Prospect Of A National Divorce. Kurt Schlichter has made of side hustle out of writing 6 novels showing what would happen if we did indeed have a "national divorce." As Schlicter says in the foreward to each novel, these books are a warning, not a how to manual.

After laying out the many reasons why people on both sides think a national divorce might just be a better than the alternative, Smith tells us that in fact conservatives should not, under any circumstances, give in to this thinking.

By all means, an amicable divorce is better than violent separation. Better if sober minds on both sides negotiated equitable terms. Better to say, “Goodbye” with handshakes than bayonets and bullets.
Perhaps we should be bolder in our vision of America? Perhaps we should proclaim our commitment to the outright defeat of this leftist scourge and a restoration of liberty, a moral society, and honest government across this land -- a restoration that will astound a watching world.

In fact, this sort of talk reflects a profound lack of faith. The Left will never be satisfied to control just the blue states. Oh sure, they will take it for now, but understand that the Left will look at this "national divorce" as just a good first step. For proof, just look at the war they have waged on guns. We have an absolute right to keep and bear arms. Period. But we have given up little bits of our right to appease the Left, who looks at each gun control effort as a "good first step." We need to take the words of our own Senator Jesse Helms:

“Compromise, hell! That's what has happened to us all down the line -- and that's the very cause of our woes. If freedom is right and tyranny is wrong, why should those who believe in freedom treat it as if it were a roll of bologna to be bartered a slice at a time?”
For those of us who claim faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, it behooves us to stay the course, and begin pushing back on the entire project of the Left. This is our country, not theirs.

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