Secessionism is still an intoxicating concept for many on the American right.
Douglas MacKinnon, a conservative author and former aide to Ronald Reagan, has a new book out in which he calls for some of the southern states to slip away from the Union.
The Secessionist States of America: The Blueprint for Creating a Traditional Values Country... Now argues the case for Florida, Georgia and South Carolina to secede and form a new country named, um, Reagan.
MacKinnon's main reason for this seems to be so the new nation can discriminate against LGBT people, who under the laws of Reagan would effectively become second-class citizens. Hm...
He thinks the exit from the US would be entirely peaceful, legal and constitutional, and nothing like the "illegal war" waged by Abraham Lincoln, otherwise known as the American Civil War, mainly because of news coverage keeping people properly informed about what was going on. Hm...
Other states would be allowed to join Reagan meanwhile, but not Texas, due to the "number of incursions into Texas and other places from some of the folks in Mexico".
Listen to MacKinnon discuss his plan for the United States of Reagan on the Janet Mefford Show, a Christian radio programme:
All of this reminds us of 'Herman Cain's' campaign video for the 2012 US presidential election.
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