Secession in the pursuit of anti-immigrant policy is no virtue

Are you disheartened by the misuse of liberty-preserving strategies like nullification and secession?

You’re in good company because I too am disheartened. I don’t like to see these tools twisted to protect malicious acts. In fact, I wrote the following note to radio host Gary Nolan (I appear on this radio show most Thursdays)…

I support nullification and secession when they’re done to preserve the liberty of human beings, but I am dismayed when I see these strategies being used for anti-humane reasons. When nullification and secession are used to protect malicious acts, in a given state, it gives these tools of liberty a bad name. And the establishment has been quick to tie these ideas to bigotry.

In our latest episode of Gracearchy with Jim Babka, titled “Giving Secession a Bad Name,” we confront these pressing questions head-on.

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Nullification and secession should uphold human liberty

First, we play a recent appearance on The Gary Nolan Show. Gary quickly took us to Texas the border dispute with the federal government. As the host, he skillfully played the role of “devil’s advocate.” He debated me. He challenged me with “rapid fire” questions based on anti-immigrant arguments. I responded with powerful answers.

Then, in this installment of the podcast, Bill and I occasionally “stop the tape” to slide in helpful commentary.

Along the way, we delve into…

  • The morality of anti-immigrant acts and arguments.
  • Examples of liberal and conservative nullification.
  • The impact of immigration on border security and welfare benefits.
  • The role of prohibition and the war on drugs on immigration.
  • Addressing concerns about Texas secession and its impact on immigration issues.
  • The importance of personhood and the Image of God.

This podcast challenges people to rethink their perspectives on nullification and secession in the context of immigration policy.

You can listen while you work or drive on these podcasting platforms: Pandora * iHeart * Spotify

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ZAP The State and have a nice day,

Jim Babka
Host, Gracearchy with Jim Babka
Co-creator, Zero Aggression Project

Gracearchy is hosted by Zero Aggression Project’s co-founder, Jim Babka, but the views expressed in the show are not necessarily those of the board, staff, or supporters of the Zero Aggression Project (Downsize DC Foundation).

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