Obama Threatens Invasion of any Seceding State

January 11, 2013 10:46 PM ~  
The White House has formally responded to the secession petitions that were making the news back in December.

The response is about what you would expect, but this part in particular is pretty interesting:
Our founding fathers established the Constitution of the United States "in order to form a more perfect union" through the hard and frustrating but necessary work of self-government. They enshrined in that document the right to change our national government through the power of the ballot -- a right that generations of Americans have fought to secure for all. But they did not provide a right to walk away from it. As President Abraham Lincoln explained in his first inaugural address in 1861, "in contemplation of universal law and of the Constitution the Union of these States is perpetual." In the years that followed, more than 600,000 Americans died in a long and bloody civil war that vindicated the principle that the Constitution establishes a permanent union between the States...

Now, not only does the Constitution say absolutely nothing about a "permanent union," and not only is it patently obvious that no state would have ratified a Constitution that did not allow participants to leave the republic on their own regard, but this statement is just downright scary. Basically, what is being said here is this: We will keep this empire whole, no matter what the cost. We killed 600,000 last time, and we will do it again.

That, friends, is a threat. Take that for what you will.