The creation of a States’ Rights Committee in the Oklahoma House of Representatives prompted some to wonder if lawmakers were going to play footsy with the secessionist movement that’s arisen largely via online petitions. Fortunately, that isn’t the case.
State Rep. Lewis Moore, an Arcadia Republican who chairs the committee, says secession won’t be considered in any “way, shape or form.”
Thank goodness for small favors. The secession movement is nonsense. The best way for conservatives to respond to the disappointing results of the 2012 election is to redouble their efforts to win the next one. In Oklahoma, that means advancing conservative policies that provide an effective counterpoint to President Barack Obama’s anti-economic growth, anti-personal freedom agenda — not by proclaiming we don’t want to be Americans anymore.
If Republicans make the right policy moves, it will be Democrats talking about secession in 2017.