Secession and Football Fundamentals

We are only two weeks away from the Super Bowl. After watching the Minnesota Vikings make mistake after mistake in Sunday’s Championship game, and give away the game to the New Orleans Saints*, I think back to my high school football experiences.

After an embarrassing loss like the Vikings had, our coach would have told us, “Boys, we’re going back to the basics and re-learn the fundamentals of football.”

Favre reacts to another fumble.
(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The fundamentals of football are:

• blocking and tackling
• holding the football tightly and not fumbling the ball
• keep doing your job until the whistle blows
• score more points than the other team
• work as a team, not as individuals
• winning gets you more girls than losing

What could this lesson possibly have to do with state secession, you may ask?

The Secession War of 1776 pitted the English colonies against motherland England and King George. The Declaration of Independence declared the colonies as sovereign nations…as sovereign as England herself.

Soon after the colonial victory, the states ratified the Constitution, which instituted a very strict few duties for the new Federal Government that the states created, and retained all other power to the states and to the People.

Those are the fundamentals of the game.

Over time, the Federal team began doing things for which it had no power or authority. The People’s team began fumbling the ball…and the Federal team always recovered the fumble. The People’s team gave up yardage (sovereignty) on every series of downs. And the referees…the courts…kept throwing flags against the People’s team and hitting them with the penalties.

The game has ceased to be fun to play. The refs have left the field to the Fed team, and now the Feds play however they want. The Fed team makes up its own rules, and the game doesn’t even resemble the fundamentals. And insult above all insults, the Fed team tells the People that they have to keep playing and cannot leave the field.

The whole concept of state secession is to return to the fundamentals. No state would ever consider seceding unless the Federal Government that it helped to create was doing things it ought not do. The fundamentals require that the Federal Government operate within its Constitutional restrictions.

Nullification will not be able to be effective, since there is no American state with a Militia in place to enforce any nullification challenged by the Feds.

Then, you must factor in the reality that the US Constitution has no authority to bind any two persons in any way, and that no legal status exists between the People and the Federal Government. Read Lysander Spooner’s “No Treason.”

So, it is time for the People’s team to walk off the field and stop playing this no-win game. But to do so, seceding states had better revitalize their Militias first.

By the way…free men get more chicks than slaves. Lighten up, Francis!

Secession is the Hope For Mankind. Who will be first?

*Even though I was rooting for the old guy, Brett Favre (a Mississippi boy), the Saints are a Southern team, and the South is where my heart is. Geaux Saints!

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© Copyright 2010, Russell D. Longcore. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.

6 Responses to Secession and Football Fundamentals

  1. […] and Football Fundamentals Posted on January 27, 2010 by Bill Miller This Article by Russell D. Longcore on The whole concept of state secession is to return to the fundamentals. No state would ever consider […]

  2. Bill Miller says:


    Another great analogy that’s spot on! The sad fact is that half of our team (Gallup approval ratings poll: 47% favorable – 47% unfavorable) think the game is going along just fine?? Even more disheartening is that just 33% of our team (Zogby poll of 2009) believes that we have the right to leave the field – I assume they are of the opinion that Washington and Jefferson were traitors.

    Wish you were on the agenda for the Abbeville Institute conference in Charleston next week.

  3. Dear Brothers and Sisters in Liberty,

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    Let us observe the stark reality of the Amerikan Imperial Empire Obamanation.

    The warefare state will continue to print money so that Amerikan mercenaries can continue to infest, occupy, and murder…globally.

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    The jackboot state will continue to rape, rob, and murder peaceful people who really, REALLY just want to be left alone…because those peaceful people refuse to submit to the slavery and theft of being taxed literally to death…not to mention past death via supposed estate taxes.

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    Joe and Sally Six-Pack will continue to knock on their next-door neighbor’s door to demand a cup of sugar, or a building permit, or sensitive personal data and GPS coordinates via an erroneous description and definition of what is, and what isn’t, required by some supposed census.

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    Atlas Shrugged, Owners Manual For The Universe!(tm)


  4. Bill Miller says:

    Sorry to admit it, but my brain has not yet up with my fingers today; I should have typed “I assume the other 67% are of the opinion that Washington and Jefferson were traitors.

  5. […] up (so I’m told), and in the spirit of the game I though I’d repost a selection from DumpDC that I encountered on Green Mountains […]

  6. Delphine Vanderiet says:

    Fairly Exciting post. Could not be written any better. Reading through this post reminds me of my old room mate! He continually kept talking about this. I am going to forward this post to him. Pretty certain he’ll have a very good read. Thanks for sharing!

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