Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:06 PM
Bill USA (3,763 posts)
URGENT: petitions to secede placed on WH petitions page. we need a petition to plead with
the President to allow red moocher states whose citizens "see themselves as victims" to secede. What a boon to our country, society and our Deficit future. Red states, in the South in particular, get much more from the rest of the country in help than they contribute in income tax revenues. Shit, you want to secede??? PUHLEEZE SECEDE AND MAKE OUR DAY!!!!!!!
As you may have heard, residents in most of these United States have used the "We The People" online petition tool -- previously best known as the primary method that weed enthusiasts used to communicate with high-ranking members of the White House staff -- to file requests to secede from country in the wake of the presidential election, because apparently not everybody got what they wanted out of America's traditional participatory democracy.
"Didn't we try that once before?" asked South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. Indeed, yes, it was tried before, by South Carolina in December of 1860. Since that date, states opting for secession have a 100% failure rate in splitting from the Union, and that dismal record was amassed long before the United States had a fleet of aerial drone weapons that could be piloted by remote control.
Other governors, perhaps sensing the overall "non-starter-ness" of seceding from the United States, have also publicly declined to support these secession petitions. "I donít think thatís a valid option for Tennessee," said Tennesee Gov. Bill Haslam. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley released a long statement through a spokeswoman in which he reiterated his belief in "one nation under God" and that "states can be great laboratories of change."
Texas Gov. Rick Perry also threw a wet blanket on the secession petition plan, saying that he "believes in the greatness of our Union and nothing should be done to change it." If you cannot impress Rick Perry with your secession plan, then you won't impress too many people. The best response, in fact, to these secession petitions, is a petition that asks President Barack Obama to do the "Hokey-Pokey."
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Response to Bill USA (Original post)
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 07:11 PM
sabrina 1 (52,531 posts)
3. Just take their names, tell them to find a country they want to go to, I would recommend
Somalia which should be more in line with their idea of good government, and then tell them they have x number of months to make their decision after which they will either change their minds, or their citizenship will be removed to help them on their way to their new countries.
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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:25 PM
BouzoukiKing (163 posts)
6. The truth is that the governors...
...in the Arc of Republican Poverty aren't as stupid as their constituents. Well, maybe except for Perry.
"I donít think thatís a valid option for Tennessee," said Tennesee Gov. Bill Haslam. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley released a long statement through a spokeswoman in which he reiterated his belief in "one nation under God" and that "states can be great laboratories of change."
Those guys work with budgets every day, and they know goddamn well their states would utterly collapse if they didn't have federal transfer money coming in. The money that the blue states are taxed, and willingly give to them as part of the Union's sacred compact.
Which they spit on in hypocrisy, as they have for over 150 years.
Is there an answer? I don't know. Sometimes I wonder if maybe Lincoln made the wrong choice - but I never fail to pray that Obama is not forced to re-visit that matter in extremis.