The Right Of Secession

Walter WilliamsHere from my home on Main Street you can walk down my drive under Black Walnuts which were trees during the American Revolution and right or left up to houses where the series of newspaper articles we now know as the Federalist Papers were first read and debated.  Then the ratification by New York of the Constitution.  What you might not know is that those long ago New York voters insisted upon the right of secession in that ratification to whit: . That the powers of government may be reassumed by the people whensoever it shall become necessary to their happiness.  Those of who argue the same right today have never had a summary as concise and powerful as the one written by Dr. Walter William in Human Events.  I invite everyone to read it here.  For those of you who are not familiar with Dr. Williams he is the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University, – that’s his photograph upper left.