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(Brion McClanahan) Last night the SOHO Forum in New York City hosted a debate with the prompt: Is Secession Workable and Would it Benefit Liberty?
One of the original panelists had to back out, and I was asked to replace him. I couldn’t do it, either, but I thought it would make for a great episode of The Brion McClanahan Show.
Without stealing my own thunder–I want you to listen–I argue that secession is both workable and would benefit liberty because each political community would reflect the cultural values of the people it represents.
As I have discussed before on my show, “liberty” is a loaded word that can mean several things to different people.
Massachusetts never had the same concept of liberty as Virginia as Thomas Jefferson famously told John Adams in 1813 (I cover this in my latest class at…Is Secession Workable? | Brion McClanahan Author & Historian