Monday, March 07, 2016

It’s a sad day for South Carolina independence

Oh, the shame.
South Carolina has become a welfare state, adding to the federal deficit and the tax burden our children will inherit. Our children. Good thing we have all this sand so we have somewhere to stick our heads.

read more by Brian Hicks at The Post and Courier 

Sunday, March 06, 2016

State of Surprise: Pat Conroy’s love letter to South Carolina

"There it is again – what you get over and over if you surrender yourself to South Carolina – that great surprising thing. This grand book is simply one more example of it. State of the Heart reminds us of what is best about South Carolina and her many gifted writers, the monumental power of this place to shape our memories into stories and then our stories into art." (via The State)

Rest in peace Mr. Conroy

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Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Monday, February 22, 2016

Secessionist Papers

Secessionist Papers - Book 109 pages

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.

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Publication Date
February 20, 2016
Barry Lee Clark
Publisher Statement
Secessionist Papers (February 20, 2016). Available at SSRN:
Published by The Calhoun Review, 2016
First Edition
Citation Information
Clark, Barry Lee, et. al., Secessionist Papers (February 20, 2016). Available at SSRN: