Douglas MacKinnon is a conservative columnist and former Reagan administration aide and he has written with a new book calling for Southern states to secede.
In an interview with Janet Mefferd about his book, “The Secessionist States of America: The Blueprint for Creating a Traditional Values Country…Now,” MacKinnon described his vision for a new country that will consist of southern states breaking away and establishing the Religious Right’s political agenda as the law of the land. The states would be South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
Mackinnon explained that Texas would not be part of the bigoted, racist new country because “there have been a number of incursions into Texas and other places from some of the folks in Mexico.”
But MacKinnon is not racist or anything.
MacKinnon noted that the South had “seceded legally” and “peacefully” during the Civil War, and he suggested that Northerners such as President Lincoln realized they needed the “power of the south” so they “waged an illegal war that was in fact not declared against the South after the South basically did what we’re talking about in this book now in terms of peacefully, legally and constitutionally leaving the union.”
MacKinnon said the “interim name” for the new racist, bigoted nation would be “Reagan,” and added that advances in gay rights are a good reason to secede.
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