Hoisted from Comments: byomtov:
byomtov said...: "The consent of the governed???"
There's a lot of idiocy here, but this really takes the cake.
Ron Paul is defending secession and talking abou the consent of the governed? Is he truly so stupid as to be unaware that "the governed" included the slaves? Does he imagine that the slaves, who were a majority in SC and MS, and around 45% in several other states, consented to the laws governing them?