China and the Globalists would love for the showdown between Texas—and the 25 additional states supporting her—and the federal regime to shatter the Union. In “Orchestrated Invasion,” I revealed the CCP’s use of “out of control immigration” as a war stratagem designed to cripple the USA. Certainly, turning us into the “DSA” (Divided States of America) would be a dream come true for our nation’s enemies.
Leftists, in particular, have wanted states to secede from the Union for some time. Actor Ron Pearlman (who makes “Meathead,” Rob Reiner look almost intelligent by comparison) took to Twitter back in 2022 to parrot one of the most ignorant and reckless ideas in America today:
“It’s time that every state they [sic] would elect republicans to represent them, and all the rest of us separate,” wrote Pearlman. “You don’t wanna live in my world and I certainly don’t want to live in yours.”
Unfortunately, there are people on both sides who share the breathtakingly bad idea of a “national divorce.” Certainly, the sentiment is understandable, as we see a level of executive overreach and abuse unparalleled in modern times.
The issue is quite simple, as explained in two Amendments to the Constitution. The 10th: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. And while the Constitution itself delegates the overarching defense of the union of sovereign states to the federal government, the right of states to defend themselves, their property and their citizens is a Natural Right covered by the 9th Amendment.
The Constitution assigns Congress with the power to “provide for the common defence” in Article 1, Section 8:
The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States
…theirs is not an exclusive right, nor does failure to fulfill this responsibility mean that states cannot defend themselves, according to Article 1, Section 10:
No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any Duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay.
Anything beyond this is legal demagoguery and obfuscation—activities the Biden regime engages in routinely—and Occam’s Razor should be applied.
Texas is right to stand up to a regime that’s not only derelict in its duty to the states, but which is clearly aiding and abetting our enemies. By that, I do not mean any innocent families looking for a better life; I’m talking about how they have kept the door open for military-aged men from China, the Middle East and other countries to walk right in. We know there are terrorists, cartel members, sex traffickers and smugglers among them.
Allowing this crisis to lead to a separation of the states would be national suicide.
It’s been encouraging to see the Border Patrol Union, along with a majority of field agents defying Biden’s tyranny. My sources shared that a majority of Border Patrol agents stand with the People and with Texas. They know this is a defining moment, and many if not most consider those cutting the wire as traitors to the nation.
“Biden wants Border Patrol to do his dirty work but he doesn’t have the manpower,” one Texas agent reported. “Texas needs to keep putting up the wire.”
Additionally, National Border Patrol Council President, Brandon Judd has praised Governor Abbot for blocking the Texas border, which allows them to deploy Border Patrol resources to other areas. They have “no plans” to remove the wire.
Nevertheless, allowing this crisis to lead to a permanent separation of the states would be national suicide, and suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.
The nation’s Founders contemplated the consequences of a divided nation in great detail, drawing upon the learned wisdom of hundreds of years of European history and going back thousands of years to the civilizations of Greece and Rome. Three framers of the Constitution wrote The Federalist Papers—Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and Thomas Jefferson—to convince the thirteen emerging states to ratify the new Constitution, submitted to them in 1787. It was and is a blueprint for a single nation, rather than a collection of individual states or confederations of states.
Certainly, that wisdom speaks infinitely more authoritatively than the myriad opinions floating around social media at present. Anyone considering separation a “good idea” needs to understand what a colossal mistake it would be. It would plunge us back into violent and tyrannical world under which humanity suffered over the ages prior to the formation of our remarkable Republic.
“If these States should either be wholly disunited, or only united in partial confederacies, the subdivisions into which they might be thrown would have frequent and violent contests with each other.” Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton was keenly aware of human nature when he wrote letter number 6 in The Federalist Papers, “Concerning Dangers from Dissentions Between the States”:
A man must be far gone in Utopian speculations who can seriously doubt that, if these States should either be wholly disunited, or only united in partial confederacies, the subdivisions into which they might be thrown would have frequent and violent contests with each other. To presume a want of motives for such contests as an argument against their existence, would be to forget that men are ambitious, vindictive, and rapacious. To look for a continuation of harmony between a number of independent, unconnected sovereignties in the same neighborhood, would be to disregard the uniform course of human events, and to set at defiance the accumulated experience of ages.
Such was the reality for centuries in Continental Europe, where relatively small neighboring kingdoms were constantly vying for territory, power and plunder. Survival in such circumstances required maintaining standing armies, castles, and fortresses. While these perennial military machines ostensibly provided protection from outside enemies, autocrats often turned them inward to control and persecute their own people.
This milieu of constant violence between nations and internal oppression by governments led to the horrors of World War I, World War II, the Holocaust and countless atrocities ignited across Europe. The chaos of warring nation-states provided fertile ground for the rise of fascism; it supplied the oppression that provided an apologia for Marxist ideology. Hundreds of millions were murdered by systems that had promised liberation from oligarchic authoritarianism, but turned out to be even worse—as so skillfully depicted in George Orwell’s satire, Animal Farm.
America was founded upon a unique model that prevented the constant warfare and hegemony inherent to divided kingdoms.
Hamilton saw the potential for the budding American experiment to fall into this pattern of violence and bloodshed. A separated nation would be, as he wrote, “without any umpire or common judge to interpose between the contending parties.” He understood the lessons of history. “To reason from the past to the future, we shall have good ground to apprehend, that the sword would sometimes be appealed to as the arbiter of their differences.”
America was founded upon a unique model that prevented the constant warfare and hegemony inherent to divided kingdoms, with one exception. Less than 100 years after the ratification of the Constitution, the young nation experienced the consequences of separation. Southern Democrats led the charge to secede from the Union and formed the Confederate States of America, resulting in the horrific carnage of the American Civil War.
Interestingly, according to author, Louise B. Hill, Confederate economic nationalism was “the most successful demonstration of State Socialism to be found up to the time in modern civilization.” (State Socialism in the Confederate States of America, 1936) It seems the Democrats haven’t changed as much as they’d like us to believe—they still want socialism and servitude.
Abraham Lincoln understood the grave consequences of a separated country. He knew well—no doubt influenced by The Federalist Papers—the threat of the “Great Experiment” reverting back to the constant warfare, tyranny and horror of the past. The greatest danger lay in allowing the United States of America to become perpetually divided like Continental Europe into competing, rather than cooperating, territories.
Had the Confederates prevailed, it is unlikely a divided America could have mustered the strength to prevail in the world wars to come less than 100 years after the Civil War. The murderous, genocidal objectives of bellicose madmen like Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and Pol Pot would have rolled across the globe, enslaving all mankind. Dividing the United States is a primary objective of modern-day China, which is why the CCP has strategically sown social division into our country for decades. Our unity as a people has been a bulwark against fascist and communist regimes that they have not been able to overcome.
Lincoln expressed the supreme importance of a united nation in a statement widely misinterpreted today:
My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union.
Lincoln was not justifying slavery. His conviction was clear: “If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.” He was rather expressing the reality that should the Union dissolve, men of all colors would return to a state of subjugation where the strong dominate the weak. Saving the Union was his “paramount object” because he knew that only within the United States could there be any chance whatsoever of abolishing slavery and allowing America to continue its struggle to ensure that all men be treated as equals.
The strength of our nation and the foundation of our freedom lie in our unity.
The Left, by its very nature and ideology, seeks to control and enslave the masses by concentrating power and resources into the hands of the so-called elite few. Their allies include the Chinese Communist Party, the Globalists, and terrorist regimes around the world. They know that their only chance to gain complete control is by dividing the United States, because unity is the strength of our Republic. As Lincoln so famously said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”
The belief that our freedoms can be maintained by separating red states from those states controlled by Democrats is a naïve one. The only way to preserve our freedom is to by all means preserve the Union, whatever it takes.
Note: Revised & updated from an article I ran in March 2022 FreedomTalk Magazine.
Kelly John Walker is an American statesman, senior writer, and entrepreneur. He is Founder of FreedomTalk, Host of FreedomTalkTV, and a freelance writer published in George Magazine, The Washington Times, Gateway Pundit, The Epoch Times, Andrew Magazine, Townhall, and others. Kelly holds a BA in English & Theology, and a Master of Science degree on a graduate fellowship with the US Department of Defense. He had a distinguished career as a conservation professional before founding two award-winning advertising agencies. His newest project is the “Fathering in a World Gone Mad” series featuring Eric Metaxas, Victor Marx, Sheriff Mark Lamb, Clay Clark, and more. Find out more at RealFreedomTalk.com.