Skip to comments.Memo to the South: Go Ahead, Secede Already!
Posted on 04/30/2013 7:00:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Lets face iton nearly every important issue, from gun control to immigration to gay marriage, red states are holding America back. Lee Siegel on why the South should get the hell out of the union.
Lets not be fooled by all the bipartisan rhetoric that has been streaming out of the GOP since Romneys self-destruction. Hundreds of thousands of petitioners in a handful of red states still want to secede? Well, dont let the door hit you on the way out.
A solid block of Southern states continues to refuse to expand Medicaid, thus squashing one of the linchpins of the presidents health-care reform. The South will likely be the last and most stubborn battleground in the fight for gay marriage. Gun control? The more the two sides seem to get cozier with each other, the faster gun-control legislation gets watered downand more and more red states are passing laws making it legal to carry a concealed weapon. As for immigration, the red states seem to be relaxing their anti-immigrant fervor, but nothing approaching new legislation is even on the horizon.
The sad truth is that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness can only be achieved at this point if the nation is split in half. Far from being fanciful or fanatical, the proponents of secession have a stronger grasp of political reality than just about anyone else. In fact, there are serious reasons why the North itself should take the lead in a secessionist movement.
Just think what America would look like without its mostly Southern states. (We could retain America: they could call themselves Smith & Wesson or Coca-Cola or something like that.) Universal health care. No guns. Strong unions. A humane minimum wage....
(Excerpt) Read more at thedailybeast.com ...
I live in the South and would love to cast away the northern deadwood.
I wish th South could secede at this point.
I'm all for it. I've always said it would be a lot easier to 'git er done' if we could make the libs think it was their idea and/or that they would be better off without us conservatives trying to keep them from their wonderfully blissful fantasy liberal dreamland.
Deranged, leftist drivel on parade for the whole world to see.
no problem for me and many others who live here, after al the country we live in is not one anyway.
We live in two countries anyway and anyone from the south going north to the north east will tell you that you might as well be in another country and the attitude , expense, prices, cost of living, social issues etc are very different to us down here
(To be clear, I’d immigrate their immediately, if my current location isn’t considered the South already.)
Is it us seceding or them seceding from reality?
I and most down here who I know would love to see the south leave or the north east then leave us and take Chicago with them
Uh, it wouldn’t just be the South, it’d probably be most states between the mountain ranges.
Surely this is satire
I live in the South too and feel the same.
A bunch of claptrap. Every liberal talking point to a t and nothing more.
Were there to be a split and de-regulated red state mentality prevailed the blue states would be left with the welfare state and every major industry and capital producing entity would leave rather than be bled dry to support it.
They can keep what they consider “high art”.
Ah, yes. Utopia! At last.
How long until the race war...???
The red states are the ones keeping the union alive and economically stable. I always pray that the revolution would finally start as it’s been long overdue.
What a moron. Not disagreeing with him on sundering the country, except that the good guys should probably get to keep “America”, but his stereotypes and value judgments on the issues? What a moron. Like people who simply want freedom from excessive levels of government means you want to live in a Christian theocracy. Fool.
Sounds good to me. All the yankee libs in south Florida will need some time to evacuate. Perhaps they can go to Boston as political refugees.
Oh, hell not.
The liberals can all move to the north east.....and leave the rest of us alone.
Just like Mexico.
The only people who would profit are lawyers battling over who would own what (interstate roads, satellites, etc.).
Secession is no longer practicable, let alone preferable.
The nation is disintegrating on its own. Best thing to do is hunker down and let the inevitable be.