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Ron Paul Still Believes That Secession Is 'Very American'

As residents in over thirty states file petitions to secede from the United States in the wake of President Obama's reelection, Rep. Ron Paul's (R-Texas) office is reaffirming the congressman's belief that the right to secede is an "American principle."

Paul spokeswoman Rachel Mills told US News & World Report that the congressman "feels the same now" as he did in April 2009, when he said that "it's very American to talk about secession" in a YouTube video.

"It's very American to talk about secession," Paul said in the video. "That's how we came into being. Thirteen colonies seceded from the British and established a new country, so secession is very much an American principle... Just think of the benefits that would have come over the last 230 some years if the principle of secession had existed."

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