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Stirrings of Secession

Corlyss Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 6:57 AM
The good states should not secede. They need to find out how to push the grasshopper states out of Real America. It would interesting to see an East Coast-West Coast state with Real America in the vast middle, kind o' like Pakistan and East Pakistan were with India smack in the middle. Watch 'em make something of themselves without the heart and soul of the nation.
Texas Chris Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 10:21 AM
Secession wouldn't make the departing state any less American. "America" is a place, not a government, in the same way "European" can be Greek, French, Spanish, English... So a Texan is an American, as is a New Yorker, or a Californian.

Or even a Mexican or Canadian, by that logic.

But to embrace the American spirit, individuality, responsibility, frugality, privacy, innovation, is to be welcome in America, regardless of what country one finds oneself: USA, Texas, Canada, Mexico...
"When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another ..."

So begins the Declaration of Independence of the 13 colonies from the king and country to which they had given allegiance since the settlers first came to Jamestown and Plymouth Rock.

The declaration was signed by 56 angry old white guys who had had enough of what the Cousins were doing to them. In seceding from the mother country, these patriots put their lives, fortunes and honor on the line.

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