Peggy Noonan Worries Secession May Be Near
In today’s WSJ, the former Reagan speechwriter senses secession might be more probable than you’d think. For the first time in American history, she says, our kids will be worse off than we are. And to this, the elite have been deaf. They continue droning on, a metronome of witless dogma, too much power acting on too little knowledge. All of this will have consequences:
I can imagine, for instance, in the year 2020 or so, a movement in some states to break away from the union. Which would bring about, of course, a drama of Lincolnian darkness. . . . You will know that things have reached a bad pass when Newsweek and Time, if they still exist 15 years from now, do cover stories on a surprising, and disturbing trend: aging baby boomers leaving America, taking what savings they have…
She’s quoting herself there from 1994, but it came back to her because she read a story on Drudge about Americans in London giving up their citizenship. Imagine that.