One Man’s Opinion
 
From: cliftonpalmermclendon@yahoo.com
 
My reply to Next time, let them secede? (Bennington Banner; http://www.benningtonbanner.com/opinion/ci_14767510):
 
Rather disconcerting to see a paper in the fourteenth State to ratify the Constitution — whose ratification included the provision to secede if the Federal government trampled upon the rights of the State — publish such a torrent of hate speech and sloppy historical scholarship.
 
Rather more disconcerting when one considers that the said State has for the past few years been discussing secession as a definite option.
 
Amusing when one considers that the State mentioned owes its existence as a State to secession (in 1776).
 
Clifton Palmer McLendon
Des Moines, Iowa