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Wed May 12, 2021, 02:32 AM

If the Wingnuts in your state managed to vote to secede, what would you do?

I've been thinking about this for a while.

Given the latest clearly blatant attempts at voter suppression in many red states, I expect that these will be challenged successfully in the courts - by all indications they would not stand up to any reasonable judicial scrutiny.

If that turns out to be the case, I present what I see as a hypothetical with all too much chance of happening - the state legislatures vote to secede, and the governor signs that into law.

What then? I'd prefer to not see any state actually secede - most states are basically purple to some degree or another - but I think that the GQP basically believes that they and only they have any actual political authority in this country.

Given that, what happens next?

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Reply If the Wingnuts in your state managed to vote to secede, what would you do? (Original post)
Metaphorical May 2021 OP
Sherman A1 May 2021 #1
jimfields33 May 2021 #2
pecosbob May 2021 #3
rampartc May 2021 #4

Response to Metaphorical (Original post)

Wed May 12, 2021, 05:14 AM

1. Would the GQP want to give up

All those federal dollars? They like corporate CEOs are greedy but not entirely stupid.

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Response to Metaphorical (Original post)

Wed May 12, 2021, 05:39 AM

2. Honestly, I believe it's against the law to leave the United States

I think a judge (even trump judge) would immediately put a stay on the bill or whatever.

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Wed May 12, 2021, 06:09 AM

3. People can be arrested and executed for insurrection

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Some billionaire just recently tried to buy a whole county in Nevada, create an autonomous county government and base it on Bitcoin.

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Response to Metaphorical (Original post)

Wed May 12, 2021, 08:38 AM

4. i am committed to louisiana and would stay but

these crackers are in for a rude awakening if they think they are able to exist independently. first tropical storm and they'll be begging uncle sam to take them back.

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