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Secession

by Dango517 / May 4, 2009 6:29 AM PDT

Twice in several days this word has arisen again. Once on a TV commercial and just a few moments ago on my home phone. Yes, anonymous caller I have taken notice and have considered the seriousness of your goal and this is my reply.

The American people spoke loudly and clearly when they elected our current President. This was and is the voice of the American people. Now it's the Democrats turn, lets hope they do a better job.

I would suggest you - consider America's role in the world should you succeed at succession. America would be a far weaker country with less influence around the globe. This will be a major consideration should you pursue your efforts with perhaps a far more heavy handed solution then might be needed otherwise. In fact this consideration might lead to legal actions against you including charges of domestic terrorism and treason.

America will not be, can not be, divided.

Should we fight there would be a bloodbath. No war fought by America has had more casualties then the last American Civil War. We are no long an agrarian society this war would be fought in Americas cities.

The world and America's continental neighbors will not rally to your cause. Mexico nor Canada will rally to an extremist conservative cause. The out come is clear before a single vote has been cast or a single shot fired. You have lost already. You stand alone.

Perhaps you, not I, need to fully consider the consequences of your stance.

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hey!
by oldie and goody / May 4, 2009 6:55 AM PDT
In reply to: Secession

no politics here, remember?

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The rants of the lunatic right
by Dango517 / May 4, 2009 7:54 AM PDT
In reply to: hey!

concerning session are not politics. Theirs is a stance of extreme dissent. Certainly a topic allowed here. Balanced minded people will agree.

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Speaking of lunatic rants...
by EdHannigan / May 4, 2009 7:56 AM PDT

What and who exactly are you talking about?

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With 20% of the Texans liking the idea ...
by Kees Bakker / May 4, 2009 8:02 AM PDT
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Is that what he's on about?
by EdHannigan / May 4, 2009 8:36 AM PDT

I can't read minds so I don't know. But really, 20% of Texans is hardly "mainstream".

That article is skewed by the way. Gov. Perry does NOT (in spite of what the left says) advocate secession. Many people are unhappy about what's happening to teh country, but it has not come to that.

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More about Governor Perry
by Dango517 / May 4, 2009 11:14 AM PDT
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/15/gov-rick-perry-texas-coul_n_187490.html

My guess would be that you might add Arizona and Alaska to the short list of sympathetic secessionist States.

Their argument in part:

http://www.texassecede.com/

Their argument doesn't hold water. In fact in recent history they have been on the positive end of getting there own way, not the reverse. The future is uncertain it is not yet known whether they or any region in the Nation advances or recedes as things unfold.

That they would call my home using and automated system is an indication that they are well financed and organized. In short their intent on steering up trouble. I hope that trouble needs up being their own. Swift and decisive action is needed to stem this problem before a struck match turns into a wild fire.
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Be careful of...
by J. Vega / May 4, 2009 11:22 AM PDT

Be careful of the Conch Republic, who knows what they are up to (grin). BTW, Texas and "steering up trouble", that's a good one.

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one thing about
by oldie and goody / May 4, 2009 12:41 PM PDT

the things you post! They make for a good chuckle.

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Maybe he wants to "steer" something up.
by EdHannigan / May 4, 2009 8:46 PM PDT
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-chuckle-

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It took me a while,
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 4, 2009 9:11 PM PDT

but I got it eventually! LOL

Mark

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I believe that, if you go back to the time
by Steven Haninger / May 4, 2009 8:09 AM PDT

following the elections of 2004, you'll find the cry coming from a different crowd. Extremists from either side are, IMO, not to be dignified by giving them an audience. Tantrums belong in one's own room with the door closed until one can come out and behave like ladies and gentlemen. Wink

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