Ron Paul: Secession is an American Principle

Chron Remember when Rick Perry first talked about secession as an option (that he didn’t support) back in 2009? Well, it was about that time that Rep. Ron Paul came out and said that “Secession is an American principle” and recorded the video message below.

US Republican presidential contender Ron Paul greets his supporters as he arrives on the stage at the Sun Dome at the University of South Florida in Tampa , Florida, on August 26, 2012.

Ron Paul greets supporters in Tampa , Florida, on August 26, 2012.

Rachel Mills, spokeswoman for the outgoing Texas congressman, says he still feels the same way about it today.

So as far as Ron Paul is concerned, go ahead and sign that secession petition. As the Lake Jackson doctor says, “it’s very American to talk about secession.”

You have his blessing.