WI Republicans to consider measure to secede from U.S. at their yearly convention (UPDATED)

Boy, Republicans in Wisconsin sure aren’t afraid to bring the crazy…

To secede or not to secede.

That will be the question for Wisconsin Republicans at next month’s convention.

Earlier this month, the party’s Resolutions Committee voted in favor of a proposal that says the state party “supports legislation that upholds Wisconsin’s right, under extreme circumstances, to secede.”

A version of the so-called “state sovereignty” resolution was first OK’d last month by one of the state GOP’s eight regional caucuses as an assertion of the state’s 10th Amendment rights. The measure also calls for ending all mandates that go “beyond the scope of the constitutionally delegated powers of the federal government.”

Top Republican officials hoped to kill the fringe proposal during a meeting of the resolutions panel at the Hyatt Hotel in Milwaukee on April 5. Instead, the committee made a few edits to the resolution and adopted it on a split vote.

Now, the matter will go for final approval to the delegates attending the state Republican Party’s convention in Milwaukee on May 2-4.

And once again, Graeme Zielinski sums up my thoughts on this move by Wisconsin’s Republican Party best.


And as Charles Pierce wrote for Esquire, it’s constitutional heresy to suggest our state’s secession from our nation, and the fact that Scott Walker didn’t roundly condemn this measure says a lot about how deathly afraid he is of standing up to extremists within his own party.


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