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To: B.O. Plenty

“I’m absolutely sure that there were the same remarks made in 1775 by some of the Brits..LOL”

It’s not 1775.
Texas isn’t leaving the Union.
The seniors aren’t going to be willing to give up their SS and Medicare, even the conservative seniors won’t support that.
In 1775 there was no cable TV or X-Box or smart phones or any of that. Average people aren’t going to do anything that hard.

What happens to all the national business based here.

The secede now group is dreaming and all because they lost an election.

What states realistically would consider secession? Those big wealthy states like Mississippi? Lol

Any new confederacy would be stone broke before the ink was dry on their new constitutions.

Right after that the states that left the union would turn on each other.

I kind of think this isn’t anything but a breath holding tantrum by a very small percentage of voters who have become unhinged over the loss of an election.


19 posted on 11/14/2012 1:56:44 PM PST by snarkybob (')
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To: snarkybob
What states realistically would consider secession?

Texas, Louisiana and Florida are leading the pack. When I was younger, I served in the military and went to war in a craphole to provide and protect democracy in a craphole that didn't really care.

A lot of my contemporaries lost their lives fighting for that craphole, but NONE of us went to war to protect an America that exists today. We went to ensure that America WOULDN'T become a craphole!

So, if it comes down to a choice between going to war to leave America the looming craphole and enjoying the benefits of the America the Founding Fathers left to us, count me in!! I'm not willing to play this game that we are going to fix everything in another 2 or 4 years. We're not. Things are already so bad and trending downward that, in 4 years, there may not even be another presidential election because Dear Leader LIKES his paid vacation at the expense of the expense of the slaves.

What now exists cannot be undone at the ballot box, it can only be undone (unfortunately) with violence. Years ago, I was willing to give my life to protect a craphole. Today, I am MORE than willing to give my life trying to protect the freedom, liberty and representative republic called America that I grew up in.

40 posted on 11/14/2012 2:44:09 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: snarkybob
10% of the people in '75 actively supported the revoloution

10% actively opposed the rev...

the rest didn't get involved, so why did it succeed?...was it just a "breath holding tantrum" by a small minortiy of the population?

I understand all your arguments...and I would bet that the same arguments were offered back then by some of the people who are afraid of what it would mean....people would be uncommmmmfortable and lose a little money.

...but you are right...nothing like this is likely to happen...for you see, the predictions of many philosophers and politicians have come true:

When people find out that they can vote themselves largess from the public treasury, its over...and obviously a majority of the people who vote have reached the "largess" point. We may never be able to overcome it...so sad.

51 posted on 11/14/2012 5:27:35 PM PST by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance.....)
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