Bill Nye is a former mechanical engineer turned television personality who is credited with making science interesting to millions of children and adults alike. But just because he’s “The Science Guy” doesn’t mean he always gets his science right, nor does it make him qualified to speak on any other subject, such as the morality of abortion.
GAME OF THRONES SPOILER ALERT!!! [UPDATE: Not really.] If you continue reading this post all the way to the end, you will [UPDATE: not] learn the identity of Jon Snow’s parents. If you don’t want the secret spoiled, just bookmark this page and come back to it when the series has revealed it to see how amazingly prescient I am. [UPDATE: I was wrong.]
That there’s no mention of secession in the Constitution doesn’t rule out the power to secede. But the Articles of Confederation, which the Constitution replaced, enjoyed little more than treaty status — any one signatory could shatter the treaty. That a new pact with the explicit intent “to form a more perfect union” would have created an equally feeble bond seems counterintuitive. The Constitution was intended to be something binding and lasting.
People who are conservative in a general sense find it especially disturbing how the unintended consequences of government decisions ripple out into economic decisions, which in turn ripple out into societal change. As much as the secular complain about the influence that religion has on society, look at the influence that *government* has on society, and consider how unthinkingly it spends that influence.