Secession and the Power of the Sword 2015
by Russell D. Longcore, Owner and Editor of DumpDC, president of Abigail Morgan Austin Publishing Company
(Editor’s Note: I wrote this article in February 2010 for the first time. It was WAY ahead of its time then. But we are now five years down the road toward the collapse of the Washington power structure and rogue government. So this updated article is a bit of new perspective along with some of the original article.)
Few people, even patriots…truly understand how close America is to an economic collapse. And when it comes…not IF it comes…every person will be affected in some way. A tiny minority will be prepared, and everyone else will suffer…many will die and die ugly.
I see my friends and fellow travelers in the Liberty movements and the Secession movements vigorously promoting State Secession. But there seems to be an elephant in the room at every gathering…an elephant that few are willing to acknowledge or talk about.
The elephant in the room is military preparedness for a state on the brink of secession, or a newly seceded state/nation. I have heard some of the leaders in state nationalist movements shy away from talking about militias and military preparedness. I have heard speeches where those leaders distance themselves from any notion that the secessionists might have to take up arms and fight. And I certainly understand the sense of self-preservation that motivates those leaders. If the DC regime labels you a “domestic terrorist” or an “enemy of the state,” your life can be drastically altered or ended. And when the label “terrorist” has no real meaning, and can mean anything that DC wants it to mean, it’s best to stay off their drone radar screens.
But at some point, the militia MUST be discussed. And at some point, the militia MUST be created and military preparedness MUST be addressed.
My friends at the website Western Rifle Shooters Association talk about preparedness all the time. But is their talk getting down to the real nitty gritty? I believe it is. I believe that the leaders there are quietly preparing the militia leaders that will be needed when the shyt hits the fan.
There is an absolute requirement of a seceding state to wield the Power of the Sword.
The Power of the Sword I speak of here is the State Militia. A seceding state MUST FIRST establish its own military, and the best form of a military for a new nation is a citizen militia.¹
Over the past 20-30 years, the only stories you might have seen in the media about militias were slanted toward gun-toting, camo-wearing crazies who preach white power, or overthrow of Washington, or some other nutty philosophy. But you will be hard pressed to find a serious treatment of the function of a state militia anywhere in the media. So, the very word “militia” has been tainted and associated with kooks. Believe me, that was their very intent.
Anyone who believes in big government cannot abide the idea that each state should have a “well-regulated militia.” The two entities…big government and state sovereignty exhibited through military resistance…are forever at enmity with each other. Brute force wins every time, and big government is the personification of brute force.
The militia of today will not look like the standing armies of the nations of the world. They will be guerrilla fighters. Look at what the Afghans did to the American armies. Look at what the non-state ISIS fighters are doing all over the Arab world. Look at what the Chechens have done to Russia over the past 30 years. Look at what the Irish Republican Army did to the British occupiers in Ireland. 4th Generation Warfare has made standing armies anachronistic. Tanks won’t win a secession firefight, but IEDs probably will.
The Second Amendment of the US Constitution was supposed to guarantee the existence of state militias. Instead, Washington has inundated Americans with the very laws and regulations that violated the Amendment and purposely infringe upon the right to keep and bear arms. But Washington has always been much less concerned with citizens’ rights to carry concealed weapons than they are committed to stripping the states of their militias. It’s simply that they pulled a Harry Houdini sleight-of-hand ploy. They diverted the attention of the masses over weapons bans, assault rifle restrictions and concealed carry laws…and all the while, militias disappeared in all 50 states.
And as I said, the secessionists are deathly afraid of the topic of militias as armed resistance. Serious, substantive discussion about the re-formation and revitalization of the state militia is off-limits in most circles of the secessionist movement. I have likened this fear to posting a “No Guns In Our House” sign in your front lawn. You may be committed to non-violence, but the criminals aren’t.
It is not reasonable to believe that Washington will simply benignly accept the secession of ANY state. It is not reasonable to believe that DC’s lawyers and bureaucrats will negotiate with ANY seceding state in good faith to accomplish a peaceful separation. It is not reasonable to believe that Federal courts will uphold any legal effort at secession. It is whistling past the graveyard.
By the secessionists assuming the kneeling, cowering position of non-resistance, DC already knows that talk about state secession is an example of “big hat, no cattle.” This is also the main reason that Washington is not threatened by the “Tea Party” rallies. When Washington calls the bluff of the secessionists and says “put up or shut up,” all you will hear is crickets chirping from the state secession movements.
That is, secession movements in states without well-regulated militias.
The Founders of the United States, those men who signed the Declaration of Independence, knew that by affixing their signatures to that sacred document, they had signed their own death warrants. They knew that they would be hung for treason if captured. In this present-day environment in which Washington sees a terrorist lurking in every shadow, and each terrorist perceived as a threat to Washington’s very existence, secessionist leaders in every state will have a bulls-eye on their chests.
I’ve said time and time again that the timing of secession is everything. I’ve said that the best time for secession is after the coming economic meltdown. True enough. But no matter what happens with the dollar, no matter how bad the economy gets, Washington will still have a core of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine personnel that will obey orders. They will still own tanks and helicopter gunships and jet fighters and warships. There will be a core of law enforcement personnel in every state that are willing to enforce Federal law with deadly force.
Washington’s going to take secession efforts very personally. Remember…the Washington government is staffed with CRIMINALS that have been shaking down the states and We The People for 150 years. Even in the face of a worthless Dollar, they will not go away quietly. The wildest of the wild cards is the Dollar. If DC’s currency collapses, all bets about Washington’s ability to crush secession are off. They may be unable to fend off a challenge to their ownership of the states. But none of us knows what will happen on that day.
In the past, I have focused your attention on the secession of 1989, when the Soviet Union dissolved and the 15 republics of the USSR became sovereign nations once again. I have held hope that such a relatively non-violent separation could occur here in the United States. But that faint hope is fast ebbing in me. I fear that the criminal government class in Washington is staffed with much more desperate criminals than the ones that held together the Soviet Union.
I do not believe that there is a chance in Hell that secession from the United States of America can succeed without any seceding state FIRST revitalizing its citizen militia. Brute force only respects the resistance of an equal or superior brute force. Ladies and gentlemen, there will be blood spilled for liberty again.
If you disagree with me, I invite you to write with your arguments.
Then the future will show us which of us is right.
Secession is the Hope for Mankind. Who will be first…and wisest?
¹Vieira also wrote compellingly about militias. Find his articles at: News With Views. There are a bunch of them.
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