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Stirrings of Secession

PhillupSpace2 Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 3:02 AM
Americans are so comfortable and so lucky they can be petty! When a person in Maryland has the luxury of worrying about the dams on the columbia inhibiting the salmon migration and people in San Francisco fighting for the right to sit in restaurants in the nude, they must be feeling fairly safe from both starvation and foreign invasion! There is something to be said however for the letters and petitions of secession. They are a much better vehicle for expressing concern than meaningless presidential or congressional approval ratings for a President who has the guarantee of four more years (his last anyway) and the jobs of legislators who' s reelections are as certain as death and taxes"!
PhillupSpace2 Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 3:14 AM
All this worry free environment is made possible by the Federal Reserve printing press and the politicians assurance to the half who don't pay taxes that there is no Federal debt on which they will ever be required to pay either the principle or even the interest.

As Alfred E. Newman, the Mad Magazine character so clearly put it: WHAT, ME WORRY?
"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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