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Secessionists to gather in Raleigh tomorrow

As Chris Fitzsimon has been pointing out lately, a group calling itself “Nullify Now” [1] will meet at the Raleigh Convention Center tomorrow. The event is, amazingly enough, co-sponsored by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Greg Brannon of Cary. Brannon, of course, is the fellow who recently picked up the endorsement of national Tea Party favorite, Rand Paul [2].

In addition to Brannon, the nullifier event is also co-sponsored by, among other fun groups, the North Carolina League of the South — a group that calls for secession from the United States [3], a western NC branch of the certifiable Glenn Beck creation known as the 9-12 Project [4], something called Dr. Dan’s Freedom Forum [5] (a website apparently founded by an Asheville-area tea partier who has run for congress in the past) and, not surprisingly,  a for-profit gold and silver retailer [6].

Should be a fun time. We’ll keep our eyes peeled and ears to the ground for any especially inspiring moments (and any new secession resolutions). Stay tuned!