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Thoughts on Secession

Corbett_ Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 12:05 PM
I think people who dismiss the secession petitions are wrong. As the economy collapses and as states begin to default, some states will see that hey are better off outside of the union. When California, Illinois, New York, Michigan, et al. start demanding bailouts from the other states, states like Texas will leave the union rather than have their citizens pay for liberal profligacy. Furthermore, the US government will soon default. As the economy collapses and the governments default, secession will occur.
Muh fellah Amurricans -- I reproduce the speech patterns our media correlate with conservative thought -- hit looks like we ain't getting out of this here Union, what with secession not legal, way them educated fellers tell it.

Not legal? Rather a bold statement, I would say. Last time anyone attempted formal withdrawal from the United States, something like 125 years ago, the armaments of the United States blocked the path to independence. The Union endured. But that settled only the practical, not the theoretical, side of the question.

Enough said anyway about the Late Unpleasantness of 1861-65. What...

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