Former presidential candidate, Congressman Ron Paul, sympathizes with those filing petitions to secede from the union.
Paul, writing on his congressional website, conceded that he “wouldn’t hold my breath” on states, including his own, actually moving to leave the union. But he argues that “secession is a deeply American principle” rooted in the country’s Revolutionary War that sought independence from Great Britain.
“There is nothing treasonous or unpatriotic about wanting a federal government that is more responsive to the people it represents,” Paul writes. “That is what our Revolutionary War was all about and today our own federal government is vastly overstepping its constitutional bounds with no signs of reform. In fact, the recent election only further entrenched the status quo.”