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Is Secession a Good Idea?

dgrace Wrote: Oct 18, 2012 5:48 PM
I agree with bassboat. We could split into several countries and still have some of the largest land areas in the world and the best climate and natural resources. Who needs the loonies in East and West. Let them spend all the money they want to the lazy and shiftless just don't spend mine.
Texas Chris Wrote: Oct 19, 2012 10:41 AM
That is the ONLY WAY the coasts will learn the inevitability of socialism.

I’m not talking about secession in the United States, where the issue is linked to the ugliness of slavery (though at least Walter Williams can write about the issue without the risk of being accused of closet racism).

But what about Europe? I have a hard time understanding why nations on the other side of the Atlantic should not be allowed to split up if there are fundamental differences between regions. Who can be against the concept of self-determination?

Heck, tiny Liechtenstein explicitly gives villages the right to secede if two-thirds...