Editor: Barry Lee Clark
Publication Date: February 2016
Abstract: Why is it important to talk about secession? Few people that believe secession is a legitimate political theory, right and recourse also believe that in a practical sense it is achievable, reasonable or even preferable. Devolution is a complicated matter and requires a more or less united political will among a people within a region or area – within the confines of modern America it seems unlikely any such will of a sufficient majority will soon emerge, anywhere. The question thus remains, why even discuss the subject?
centralization and nation-building. On the international level, it was a paradigm shift in the
way nations would come to view themselves and what was acceptable in both the treatment
of citizens and in the conduct of warfare. Internally it was truly another revolution; the form of
government looked the same after but it was radically different in function. The Constitution
and the rule of law had very different meaning in the aftermath.
morality, that absolute moral truth exists and is knowable, and they must be secured
communally on a foundation that transcends broader cultural trends and relies on more than
either reason or emotion for sustenance. Failure to understand and adhere to such a
morality corporately has historically led to great failures of commission and omission.
Philosophy has proven a poor tool to provide answers to the practical questions of how …
BL Clark – Available at SSRN, 2016
startling is that the greatest truths were spoken to him throughout his life by ordinary men,
simple preachers, old men sitting around drinking soda and eating peanuts, his father.
These men, if beneficiaries of a culture and community that embraces common-sense as a
virtue, know truths that philosophers for centuries have tried in various ways to express.
Common-sense is something all men should know; common-sense informs us of certain …