List of Prominent People who Publicly Advocated for Secession from the U.S.

This list are just the prominent people or authors published in well-known publications that we’ve come across. You can find far more on Google.

Celebrities in favor of splitting the USA:

Peter Thiel, cofounder PayPal, first outside investor in Facebook

Bruce Willis

Penn Gillette (of Penn & Teller)

Ron Paul

Perez Hilton

Thom Hartmann, #1 progressive radio show host www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFrmebiquVc

Graham Ledger, One America News Network (OANN) www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqVkVqPZ0nY

Jesse Columbo, Forbes, twitter.com/TheBubbleBubble/status/972184295832981510

Kaitlin Bennett www.facebook.com/groups/PoliticalDivorce/permalink/673907396391345

Prof. John Kenneth Galbraith, Harvard economist and Ambassador

George Kennan, creator of the cold war “containment” strategy and the Truman Doctrine

Stephen Moore, coauthor of Trumponomics, nominee for Federal Reserve Board. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jan/6/can-red-state-and-blue-state-america-coexist/

State Representatives and State Senators who have sponsored or advocated for bills conducive to future state secession:
California Assembly Majority Whip Evan Low

Arizona state Reps Mark Finchem and David Stringer https://azcapitoltimes.com/news/2018/01/16/arizona-california-secession-mark-finchem/

Utah state Rep Paul Ray https://www.kcra.com/article/utah-lawmaker-backs-california-secession-to-punish-the-state/11534248

Texas state Reps: Leo Berman, James White, Steve Toth, Phil Stephenson, Greg Bonnen, Dan Flynn, Doc Anderson, Cecil Bell, Dennis Bonnen, Phil King, Wayne Smith, Bill Zedler

N. Carolina state Reps Michael Speciale, George Cleveland, Larry Pittman

S. Carolina state Reps Jonathan Hill, Mike Pitts, Ashley TranthamN. Dakota state rep. Luke Simons

Oklahoma state senator Joseph SilkFamous

Authors of articles in favor of splitting the USA:

Garrison Keillor (Democrat), author of A Prairie Home Companion https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-voters–its-not-me-its-you/2016/11/21/92d7c884-b005-11e6-be1c-8cec35b1ad25_story.html
Rich Lowry, the editor of National Review https://twitter.com/RichLowry/status/1049707011192082435
Prof. Walter E. Williams, George Mason University https://townhall.com/columnists/walterewilliams/2010/04/07/parting-company-n1218234
Ann Coulter, author whose book Adios America led to Trump’s election https://twitter.com/anncoulter/status/1186737083848810496?s=21 https://www.modbee.com/news/article147573004.html
John Stossel https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/let-california-leave/
Pat Buchanan, senior advisor to Nixon, Ford, Reagan http://buchanan.org/blog/secession-solution-cultural-war-126571
William S. Lind (fourth-generation warfare expert) www.theamericanconservative.com/2009/06/17/washingtons-legitimacy-crisis Judge Andrew Napolitano, FoxNews http://ohiorepublic.blogspot.com/2011/08/judge-napolitano-secession-is-not-anti.html
Angelo Codevilla https://amgreatness.com/2019/06/13/a-conservative-resistance/https://www.lewrockwell.com/podcast/come-the-revolution/
Joseph Farah https://www.wnd.com/2008/10/78574/
Vox Day https://voxday.blogspot.com/2016/12/make-california-not-america.htmlhttps://www.wnd.com/2012/12/an-american-independence-party/
Col. Kurt Schlichter (ret.) https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2016/05/12/11-principles-for-a-free-america-after-the-liberals-secede-n2160995

Democrat Authors of articles in favor of splitting the USA:

Kevin Baker The New Republic https://newrepublic.com/article/140948/bluexit-blue-states-exit-trump-red-america
Joshua Holland, The Nation, Salon. https://www.salon.com/2013/02/14/what_would_it_look_like_if_red_states_actually_seceded_partner/
J Paul Vandevelder Los Angeles Times http://articles.latimes.com/2012/nov/18/opinion/la-oe-vandevelder-blue-nation-red-nation-20121118
Amie Steihm US News & World Report https://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/jamie-stiehm/2010/08/09/let-the-worst-states-secede-goodbye-south-carolina-arizona-and-texas
Bonnie Kristian https://theweek.com/articles/805689/should-chop-america-into-7-different-countries-seriously
Lee Siegel Daily Beast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jV3eBmXCQ8
Michael Tomasky, Daily Beast https://www.thedailybeast.com/dems-its-time-to-dump-dixie Sasha Issenberg http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/11/maybe-its-time-for-america-to-split-up.html (Proposes state compacts instead of secession)
Ginger Strand novelist, https://psmag.com/magazine/a-more-perfect-union
Miles Mogulescu HuffPost https://www.huffingtonpost.com/miles-mogulescu/secession-petitions_b_2246000.html
Harry Cheadle https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/gqw389/why-not-let-all-the-states-secede-from-the-us
Maegan Carberry, Salon, Huffpost, https://www.salon.com/2017/02/12/an-independent-california-is-not-that-wacky-of-an-idea/

Republican or Libertarian Authors of articles in favor of splitting the USA:

Paul Starobin, Wall Street Journal https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052970204482304574219813708759806
Dr. Tom Woods https://mailchi.mp/tomwoods/yfcpnjd6ws-317897?e=8aba3e4863
Jeff Deist, President of the Mises Institute https://mises.org/wire/america-really-coming-apart-charles-murray-suggests
Lew Rockwell https://www.lewrockwell.com/?s=secession
Ilana Mercer www.wnd.com/2013/07/independence-and-the-declaration-of-secession/
Wayne Allen Root, TV producer https://townhall.com/columnists/wayneallynroot/2018/03/22/draft-n2463362
Christopher Roach https://amgreatness.com/2019/01/21/the-left-wont-allow-a-peaceful-separation/
Paul Gottfried https://www.lewrockwell.com/2015/11/paul-gottfried/secession-hope/
Michael Malice https://observer.com/2016/06/the-case-for-american-secession/
James Ronald Kennedy and Walter Kennedy, authors of The South was Right
Brion McClanahan
Daniel J Mitchell at Townhall.com, Cato Institute http://freedomandprosperity.org/2016/blog/secession-federalism-and-national-comity/
Jesse Kelly thefederalist.com/2018/04/10/time-united-states-divorce-things-get-dangerous/
Star Parker https://www.dailysignal.com/2018/06/28/america-divided-against-itself-again/
Daniel Horowitz (advocating for contemplating it) https://www.conservativereview.com/news/our-moral-divide-is-reaching-a-crisis-point/
Prof. Michael Filozof, https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/02/the_united_states_cannot_survive_as_presently_constituted.html
Harry Dent, financial pundit https://economyandmarkets.com/economy/demographic-trends/secession-desires-u-s-grow/
Peter Schiff, best-selling author of Crash Proof 2.0
Adam Kokesh Youtube freedom activist Adam vs. The Man 246k subscribers
Blondeinthebellyofthebeast 110k subscribers Youtube
Ryan Faulk, Youtuber Alternative Hypothesis (50k subscribers)
Audacious Epigone
Hunter Wallace http://www.occidentaldissent.com/?s=secession
Fred Reed https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/03/fred-reed/civil-insurrection-a-modest-proposal-for-ending-the-united-states/
John Hawkins, PJ media https://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2016/11/26/liberals-want-california-to-secede-godspeed-libs-n2250826
Robert Gore, novelist https://straightlinelogic.com/2018/11/11/united-we-fall-divided-we-stand-by-robert-gore/
Graham Ledger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfnJFgTv2kE
Doug Coleman, attorney and amateur historian https://oldtowncrier.com/2015/09/01/if-at-first-you-dont-succeed-secede-secede-again/
Jared Whitley, National Review, Weekly Standard, https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/the-only-way-to-unify-america-is-to-kick-california-out
Timothy Philen, https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/feb/6/california-secession-shows-states-rebelliousness/
Samuel Culper, Forward Observer https://forwardobserver.com/is-the-united-states-too-big-to-govern/
Matt Bracken, American Partisan https://forwardobserver.com/interview-former-seal-matt-bracken-talks-shtf-and-a-dirty-civil-war/
David French, senior writer for National Review (predicts split but advocating for federalism instead) www.nationalreview.com/2018/05/america-too-big-to-govern-needs-federalism/
Rod Dreher (advocates cultural secession, predicts national partition) https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/the-storm-before-the-storm-weimar-america-liberalism/
Ben Shapiro (does not advocate, but sees the possibility) https://townhall.com/columnists/benshapiro/2013/09/25/is-the-united-states-splitting-apart-n1709435https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2014/09/20/old-world-order/https://townhall.com/columnists/benshapiro/2018/10/10/what-do-we-have-in-common-n2526885
Erick Erickson (retracted) https://www.themaven.net/theresurgent/erick-erickson/let-s-consider-secession-ZDjQB6aTLEyTEC8pYghvUg/
Lord Christopher Monckton, advisor to Margaret Thatcher https://dailycaller.com/2016/06/04/monckton-its-time-for-texit-texas-should-secede-thatcher-advisor-says/
James Cantrell www.wnd.com/2008/11/80296
Thomas L. Knapp www.pnj.com/story/opinion/2016/11/19/viewpoint-time-amicable-divorce-america/94040706/
Richard Rider chairman, San Diego County Taxpayers Assocation http://riderrants.blogspot.com/2016/12/the-conservative-case-for-progressives.html
Prof. Jason Sorens, founder Free State ProjectSeton Motley, Heartland Institute www.redstate.com/setonmotley/2018/10/01/california-upside-backwards-incredibly-incorrect-yet/
Dr. Paul Chabot, www.pe.com/2017/01/16/paul-chabot-is-moving-to-america-and-its-not-california
Ryan McMaken editor of Mises Wire and The Austrian mises.org/library/ryan-mcmaken-and-jeff-deist-radical-decentralization
Gary North, economist www.garynorth.com/public/18070.cfm
Terry Garlock, The Citizen (local newspaper) thecitizen.com/2018/10/09/can-we-secede-from-the-loony-left

Molotov Mitchell WorldNetDaily.com

Authors of Books in favor of splitting the USA:

Dr. Michael H. Hart, developer of the Fermi-Hart paradox, author of Restoring America

F.H. Buckley, Professor of Law at George Mason University, editor of The Spectator, author of American Secession: The Looming Threat of a National Breakup, https://spectator.us/american-breakup

Prof. Murray Rothbard, Prof. Thomas DiLorenzo (Loyola), Prof. Hans-Hermann Hoppe, and others in Secession, State and Liberty ed. David Gordon, Steven Yates

Douglas MacKinnon, author of The Secessionist States of America, press secretary to Bob Dole and the Pentagon

Daniel Miller, head of Texas Nationalist Movement, author of TEXIT and Line in the Sand (soon to be re-released)

Prof. Donald Livingston, ed. Rethinking the American Union for the Twenty-First Century, Dr. Thomas DiLorenzo, Prof. Marshall DeRosa, Kirkpatrick Sale, Yuri Maltsev, Kent Masterson Brown, and Rob Williams

Marcus Ruiz Evans, president Yes California, author of California’s Next Century

Founding Fathers who said secession is legal:

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry, James Monroe, John Jay, and most of the founding fathers.

Also Alexis de Toqueville, and Abraham Lincoln (in 1848)

Abolitionists who advocated secession: William Lloyd Garrison and Ralph Waldo Emerson https://www.weeklystandard.com/alan-jacobs/review-of-andrew-delbancos-the-war-before-the-war-the-question-without-a-solution

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