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Publication date 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?

It is important to honestly discuss the matter because it goes to the very heart of how the Union of States was formed, what the Constitution was to mean and what relation the central government was to have to the people. Many of our contemporary political problems stem directly from a failure to understand foundational principles. Perhaps in engendering more honest discussions about foundational principles we might actually see contemporary problems more correctly.
Pages 109
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2347.2405
ISBN: 9781310188398
ASIN: B01C8UBMXI
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The First War of the New Order: How Rule of Law and the Form of Government Changed in America’s Second Revolution

doi 10.13140/RG.2.1.5163.7528

Publication date 2016/2/7
Abstract: The War Between the States should be seen as the first modern war of
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.
Publication date 2016
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SSRN: Moral Philosophy
Institution Command and General Staff College
Abstract: A professional military must be led by leaders that understand the basis for
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 provision answers to the practical questions of how 
Scholar articles

BL Clark – Available at SSRN, 2016


Manifesto of Old Men and Simple Preachers

Publication date 2012/2/1
Journal Available at SSRN 2732840
Abstract: Over time a man, if he is perceptive, comes to certain conclusions. The most
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 
Scholar articles
BL Clark – Available at SSRN 2732840, 2012
Posted on The Abbeville Review 23 FEB 2016