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Assembly Republicans urging rejection of secession idea

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Would you want your home town to secede from the United States?  

Your state legislator is most likely against that.

Fifty majority Assembly Republicans are urging their party's convention delegates to reject a proposed GOP platform plank that would not only allow Wisconsin to secede from the U.S. -- but to reject any federal laws the state chooses, like Obamacare.  

It's one of 23 resolutions up for a vote Saturday at the State Republican Convention in Milwaukee.  

A letter to the delegates was signed by Speaker Robin Vos, finance chair John Nygren, and 48 other Republicans. They called the tea party idea a worthless distraction, and said the GOP cannot win elections under those ideals.  

The letter said the secessionist movement gives up on the American idea -- and they ask how different the country would be today if Abraham Lincoln allowed the southern states to withdraw. 

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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