Skip to comments.We’re Not in a Civil War, but We Are Drifting Toward Divorce
Posted on 06/08/2017 9:05:38 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
At an increasing rate, Americans separate themselves into culturally and ideologically homogeneous enclaves.
Last week there were two telling incidents one small, the other more consequential that spoke volumes about the state of our national life. Lets start small. Over in Seattle, in the midst of a debate over juvenile justice, a city-council member invoked his Republican friends as a symbol of the broad-based agreement that incarceration policies need to change. One of his colleagues, Kshama Sawant, snapped back with the proud declaration that she didnt have any Republican friends. The crowd cheered.
Sure, its but one small incident, but consider something bigger. The state of California is in the process of taking a series of political steps that are not only cementing its status as a progressive enclave, its stumbling toward its own foreign policy. After Donald Trump withdrew America from the Paris climate agreement, California governor Jerry Brown rushed to fill the void. California is touting its collaborations with China to combat global warming. Heres Brown, in reporting by the Sacramento Bee:
It is a little bold to talk about the ChinaCalifornia partnership as though we were a separate nation, but we are a separate nation, Brown said of the state, with nearly 40 million residents and the worlds sixth-largest economy. Were a state of mind. I include Silicon Valley, I include the environmental activism, the biotech industry, agriculture. This is a place of great investment in innovation.
Indeed, California has such a different view of the relationship between citizen and state, its virtually seceding from the Constitution, overriding the First Amendment time and again for the sake of social justice. And now its legislature is even taking the first steps to implement a $400 billion single-payer health plan....
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
A strategic nuking of NY city, DC, and LA, and we’d never have another democrat president.
I am ok with #CALEXIT. The whole state, no strings, no war. AMF.
I’m pretty much at get out, or I will throw you out.
Separate bedrooms and lovers at this point.
One side has Aids, btw...
How disgusting that a state so beautiful and with so much coastline is wasted on oxygen thieves so stupid and so morally bankrupt. I lived there for decades but wouldn’t do it now.
It was fine in 1974 when we left.
There no longer exists the reasonable social consensus in the United States that made the American nation possible and prosperous. A significant percentage of the population has embrace neo pagan epicurean decadence. Their values as Democrats do not include patriotism or love of country. They consider themselves nihilistic multiculturalists and globalists. They cannot be trusted in any matter of importance.
From one recovering Californian to another, amen!
I'm for invading California and taking it back by force.
Without CA Trump would have won the popular vote. Without CA we would be significantly more free. CA hasn’t though of itself as honestly part of America for quite some time and it isn’t.
You want to kill a lot of teenagers to get back to the exact same place we are at now. Real smart.
I'm a born and raised Californian. Lived there for almost half a century, but the only way I'd go back now, is if the Left lost a civil war to the Right.
I’m reading terrific book of fiction that takes place in the near future where the U.S. splits into a socialist hell-hole comprising the west coast and NorthEast, where political correctness runs rampant, and the rest of the country which remains pro-capitalist and conservative.
Highly recommended. Author is Kurt Schlitcer.
I’m okay with divorce. In fact, the idea of that permanent legal separation from the Ctrl-Left is a breath of fresh air. The problem is that not all couples with irreconcilable differences stop at a mere divorce.
http://www.wfmz.com/news/lehigh-valley/coroner-identifies-couple-in-murder-suicide-1/531755494 WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. - A man and woman are dead after what sources are calling a murder-suicide. The Lehigh County coroner identified the victims late Wednesday night as 35-year-old Kelsy Thomson and 41-year-old Brian Thomson.
http://wnep.com/2017/05/15/deaths-of-couple-in-wyoming-county-ruled-murder-suicide/ Autopsies completed Monday morning on Debra and Kevin Benedict confirmed it was a case of murder-suicide.
http://www.nbc12.com/story/35488442/couple-identified-in-chesterfield-apparent-murder-suicide Chesterfield police released the identities of the two people found dead in a home on Friday morning in an apparent murder-suicide.
http://www.wbaltv.com/article/video-prominent-ellicott-city-couple-dead-in-apparent-murder-suicide/9662705 An Ellicott City man fatally shot his wife before turning the gun on himself in an apparent murder-suicide Monday night, Howard County police said.
http://www.nbc-2.com/story/35578164/couple-found-shot-to-death-in-north-naples-mansion Collier deputies say two people found dead inside a gated North Naples community were victims of a murder-suicide.
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/arizona/articles/2017-05-30/couple-found-dead-inside-scottsdale-home-in-murder-suicide The Scottsdale Police Department says evidence shows that 67-year-old Mark Gustafson shot his wife, 72-year-old Nancy Metz, as she was sleeping and then turned the gun on himself.
Those of us who believe in the Constitution, the rule of law, and personal freedom have irreconcilable differences with the other side and their belief that we are their slaves with an obligation to support them in the style to which they would like to be accustomed. I want our union severed, but I don’t take it for granted that they will simply let their only productive means of support walk out the door.
Let’s do it. Things have been bad the last thirty years since the Bork supreme court hearings.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.