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Thoughts on Secession

Daniel30 Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 10:24 AM
Most studies show that more money goes to red states than come from red states, and actually more money comes from blue states than goes to blue states. But metropolitan areas are almost always more inclined to socialist ideals of safety nets while rural and suburban populations are almost always more attracted personally to limiting government taxation and spending. Also northern states have had more of a collective mindset and southern states more of an individual mindset. One of the strongest secession movements has been in Vermont, which is socially and politically left of center and just wants out of spending billions on policing the world. They would perhaps be more collectivist than ever, but that would be their choice.
hiimterry Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 2:21 PM
I know I'm behind with this response, but I did a study of "taker" vs. "donor" rates by county and then reviewed the voting results from those counties. In the states where Romney won the vote the largest "taker" counties went disproportionately to Obama. That is to say that Obama won in the counties where welfare and food stamp distributions are highest. Absent those counties who voted for Obama the red states would be firmly in the "donor" camp.
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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