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noun as in withdrawal

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The chairman of the Texas GOP seriously suggested secession when the last, desperate legal challenges to the election failed.

From Time

Channeling Douglas’s condemnation of secession, McConnell told listeners that “public doubt alone” could not “justify a radical break when that doubt was incited without evidence.”

The closest parallel is probably the Southern “Fire-Eaters” who were rabid advocates of enslavement and secession before the Civil War.

From Vox

Afterward, Texas Republican Party Chairman Allen West declared that “law-abiding states should bond together and form a Union of states that will abide by the Constitution” — a seeming endorsement of secession.

America is polarized with a political culture growing more toxic by the day, but the realities of secession would be too much to bear.

From Ozy

In the Great Lakes, Mid-Atlantic, Plains, and Far West, secession sympathizers top out at 22 percent of the population.

But very few of us have imagined that they could fuel a generalized positive view of secession.

The larger the pro-secession minority becomes, the more the majority opposed to secession will believe that Hobbes was right.

According to Reuters, current Democrat support for secession is hovering around 20 percent.

And here in America, the spirit of secession is gaining strength too.

Even as late as April 4, the Richmond convention had rejected secession by a vote of two to one.

On February 13, 1861, a special state convention was held in Richmond to discuss the possibility of secession.

On May 4, a large majority of the Virginia citizens voted their approval of secession.

But, even at that time, which was within six weeks of election day, the idea of secession did not prevail.

Gentlemen, Secession is played out—the dog is dead—the child is born, and his name is Jeff.


On this page you'll find 24 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to secession, such as: breakaway, breakup, separation, defection, dissension, and disunion.

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