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Is Secession a Good Idea?

Donna356 Wrote: Oct 18, 2012 1:37 PM
I thought it interesting that Candy, as the president addressed her, had that transcript in her had instantly. did she explain that somewhere?
JustMC Wrote: Oct 18, 2012 8:44 PM
Circular reasoning

PLUS

"the enemy of my enemy is my friend"

PLUS

attempt to ram home a bad conclusion and get out with the pillow warm

(other than that though, you're a master of syllogistic reasoning.)
HoovervilleFollies Wrote: Oct 18, 2012 6:21 PM
And as a respected news professional who doesn't depend on Fox for her information, Crowley probably was well aware of what Obama said in his Rose Garden speech. Why don't you guys just let this topic go? Romney screwed up -- end of story. He revealed himself for the foreign-policy amateur he is --a preview of what he'll further make evident in the final debate, which will focus on that very topic.
JustMC Wrote: Oct 18, 2012 2:44 PM
This is a VERY, VERY good point.

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...