Rep. Zach Wamp (R-TN), running for governor in Tennessee, joins the secessionist brigade.
“I hope that the American people will go to the ballot box in 2010 and 2012 so that states are not forced to consider separation from this government,” said Wamp during an interview with Hotline OnCall.
He lauded Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX), who first floated the idea of secession in April ’09, for leading the push-back against health care reform, adding that he hopes the American people “will send people to Washington that will, in 2010 and 2012, strictly adhere” to the constitution’s defined role for the federal government.
I’m not necessarily in favor of secession, but I certainly would consider the idea of the rest of the states voting miscreants and freeloaders out. Let Mr. Wamp figure out how to handle currency, defense, foreign relations, immigration, and all of the other things that the federal government provides for them — TVA, anyone? — and see how he likes it.
HT to Zandar and boatboy.