In the following video clip Rick Sanchez is talking to Wayne Slater about Gov. Rick Perry of Texas and that he will win the Governor’s race. Sanchez had to throw in the “call to secession” quote by Perry. Which I believe was nothing more than a political stunt.
Anyway Sanchez calls “states rights” racist to minorities. Evidently Sanchez does not understand the meaning to “secession”. It was meant as a roadblock of too much federal power. Granted Texas, if they should ever decide to secede, would lose about $500 billion over night. But principles, I guess.
If states rights are “racist”, then what can be said of the federal government’s slow action to ensure the rights of colored people during the 1960s? Or the imprisonment of Japanese-Americans during WWII? Sixty-two percent of those imprisoned during that time were American citizens, by the way. What can be said of the federal government’s genocide of Native Americans?
In the 1850s the federal government enacted the Fugitive Slave Acts of 1793. This was done on part of the federal government, and was not anti-slavery. Abolitionists would call this a “Bloodhound Law”. Anyone can read the history of Abraham Lincoln and find that he was not as anti-slavery as what people thought.
Secession is the right of the states and, in that, preserves the right of the people. Any such quotes to the contrary are just ill-informed.