On Texas’s successive secessions. A potential secessionist is now a potential president. James Buchanan is considered one of our worst presidents in large part because he didn’t think he could resist secession. But even Buchanan never suggested secession as an option, as Mr. Perry has. The issue isn’t patriotism but one of inalienable rights. At its heart, secession is contrary to the notion that all men are created equal.
After stints as a trial lawyer and a church worker, Peter Stephens has settled in as a Virginia high school English teacher. Peter has read several books and poems. He wrote none of the posts below filed under "Passages." Click the link at the end of each post to see it in the context of the author's original post.View all of Peter's posts.