Sean Hannity, a FoxNews prime time anchor for conservative news and views, says that secession is not necessarily a radical concept. Hannity is currently ranked No. 2 in Talker Magazine's Top 100 Talk Host in America.
His remarks came yesterday, Jan. 11, 2013, during his evening show. At the end of his program, Hannity has a short opinion segment where he espouses his opinion on the day’s hot topics. He oft times incorporates his personal feelings into that segment, as he did yesterday. (Listen to the audio and video below)
Quoting him from the show, he said,
“The states are now fighting and battling against their own federal government,” he said. ”Same thing with individuals. If you live in a state like New York, New Jersey, California or one of these high-tax states where 60-plus cents of every dollar goes to taxes, you’ll say, ‘What the hell am I doing this for,” he went on to say.
He went on to say that a lot of people have told him that, and that a lot of people are moving to more tax-friendly states, like Texas. He mentioned Louisiana where Bobby Jindal has just suggested that his state should remove the state income tax there. He warned that the states that are shouldering the burden of the states with higher taxes may want to stop doing that. In other words leave the Union.
During his expression of free speech, he suggested that the idea of states seceding from the Union was not at all a “radical concept”, and even suggested that the Declaration of Independence itself is a “radical document.”
Hannity suggested that we, the United States are at a tipping point, and states like Utah and Texas will say they have had enough, meaning that they may secede or at least consider the option at some point.
You may remember all of the secession petitions that were listed on the White House, We the People website, where someone from every state in the country posted a petition to secede from the Union? Well, those petitions are mostly meaningless except that it allowed people to vent, and others were able to see the outrage that citizens feel.
It will take the state legislatures of each of those states to go through the secession process in order to get it done.
© 2013 by Jake Jones