Displayed prominently west of Lebanon on Interstate 44, folks can’t help but notice a new billboard asking them to consider the five state secession of Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, and Oklahoma. “What are the Pros? What are the Cons?” The billboard asks, with a mysterious logo below.
Who placed the billboard there? No one knows. But it’s doing exactly what a billboard should do. It’s getting a lot of people in Missouri to talk and….just maybe….think. What would a modern day Independence movement look like? Will our unique community and concerns about such basic human rights as privacy, gun rights (protecting ourselves and our families), free speech and economic liberty be properly represented in the federal government?
And while the billboard calmly asks people to consider the positive and negative aspects of these five similar state communities, our gilded-cage media prima donnas foam and rage ridiculously over anyone daring to suggest a notion they don’t approve of. For instance the St. Louis Dispatch, looking for a pat on the head from Obama, says, “Whatever. There aren’t any pros. Secede and Missouri gives up its federal installations and $48.5 billion a year in federal tax dollars. No more Fort Leonard Wood or Whiteman Air Force Base or 38,000 Federal Region 7 headquarters employees in Kansas City.” Hah hah. What, are they paying IRS employees to write this stuff now?
Meanwhile, Paula Morehouse at KY3 out of Springfield gives the usual one-sided approach with a quote from Ray Turner and his wife, a Navy man who “swore to uphold the constitution”, but seems to not know what it says. “I cannot see anything of this that would be beneficial for anyone in our state,” he states.
But if they really wanted to get to the root of the matter – which they don’t – they’d know that the Missouri people have been discussing the aspects of State Sovereignty, Secession, Interposition, Separation, Independence and Liberty for quite some time now. Honestly, the media and their arrogance is a bit behind the times. But no matter. Times are changing. This little thing called liberty? Yeah, it’s proving to be a big hit once again.