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Seceding Seldom Succeeds, but Vermonters Try
The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 11-8-05

Posted on 11/08/2005 6:01:31 AM PST by Seizure

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I do not know whether these separtist groups have been under the radar, existing for a period of time, or whether more of these groups are being established to express disappointment and frustration with the government.
1 posted on 11/08/2005 6:01:32 AM PST by Seizure
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To: Seizure

We'll keep the land that Americans died protecting and preserving, but the VT liberals are free to secede...


2 posted on 11/08/2005 6:03:10 AM PST by wvobiwan (Proud Minuteman Project Volunteer - Secure borders, illegals OUT, no 'guest workers'!)
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To: Seizure
I think we will find that as long as they are 'opposed to Bush' they will be listened to, reported on, and encouraged.

If they happen to support property and gun rights, limited Federal government and 'freedom', they'll be vilified and condemned as wackos.

It's probably not the desire to secede, it's the agenda behind it that's interesting to the press.
3 posted on 11/08/2005 6:04:11 AM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitor)
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To: wvobiwan

I'd like to send Rob Reiner and company up there to get himout of California, so Arnold has half a chance to save it.

He isn't exactly what I am looking for, but he is all we have.


4 posted on 11/08/2005 6:06:16 AM PST by television is just wrong
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To: Seizure
we certainly have a right to disband from it

Sorry, y'all. Only Texas can legally do that.

5 posted on 11/08/2005 6:06:22 AM PST by grobdriver (Let the embeds check the bodies!)
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To: wvobiwan

Can we encourage NY, NJ, CT, ME, MA, & RI to go with them?


6 posted on 11/08/2005 6:08:52 AM PST by 70times7 (An open mind is a cesspool of thought)
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Only Texas can legally do that.
Interesting. What legally allows Texas while prohibiting the rest of us?

Cordially,
GE
7 posted on 11/08/2005 6:11:26 AM PST by GrandEagle
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To: wvobiwan

The majority of these separatists are Christian, conservative, or Libertarian.


8 posted on 11/08/2005 6:12:36 AM PST by Seizure (More medication, please...)
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VT liberals
If memory serves me correct, they got a bit disturbed when we tried that.

Cordially,
GE
9 posted on 11/08/2005 6:12:48 AM PST by GrandEagle
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To: Seizure

As we say in South Carolina, "If at first you don't secede, try, try again!"


10 posted on 11/08/2005 6:13:30 AM PST by liberateUS
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To: Seizure
Revisit this:It's Time to Part Company
11 posted on 11/08/2005 6:14:14 AM PST by B.O. Plenty (Islam, liberalism and abortions are terminal..)
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To: grobdriver

I heard, that under Governor Bush, that Texas' right to secede was overturned in a little known piece of legislation.


12 posted on 11/08/2005 6:14:39 AM PST by Seizure (More medication, please...)
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To: Seizure

Yeah, tell that to the Confederacy. Seems they got whomped for that.


13 posted on 11/08/2005 6:14:52 AM PST by sandbar
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To: liberateUS

LOL


14 posted on 11/08/2005 6:15:39 AM PST by Seizure (More medication, please...)
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To: Blueflag
If they happen to support property and gun rights, limited Federal government and 'freedom', they'll be vilified and condemned as wackos.

It's usually hard to find anything good to say about liberal Vermont, but on gun rights, at least, they lead the nation.

15 posted on 11/08/2005 6:16:43 AM PST by flada (They don't have meetings about rainbows.)
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To: sandbar
True. Several states tried, and the northern union states took great issue with it.

Of course, Key West (Conch Republic) has beat Vermont to it.

16 posted on 11/08/2005 6:17:09 AM PST by Chanticleer (A free society is a place where it's safe to be unpopular. -- Adlai Stevenson)
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To: Seizure

Hey, Canada, we'll swap you the Leftist U.S. states for the Western Provinces! How 'bout it???


17 posted on 11/08/2005 6:17:51 AM PST by Savage Beast (The French secretly want to be aristocrats, repeat the Revolution, and get their heads chopped off.)
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To: sandbar

"Yeah, tell that to the Confederacy. Seems they got whomped for that."


Well, tell THAT to the Founding Fathers. They were the ultimate seapartists...good thing for us they were.

In fact one of the Founding Fathers (I cannot recall which one - no coffee yet), said that on occasion revolution is needed.

We were established as a Representative Republic. Those that wished to transfer power from the public to the government, via the mob, manipulated the citizens into accepting the falsehood that America is a Democracy.


18 posted on 11/08/2005 6:21:10 AM PST by Seizure (More medication, please...)
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To: Seizure

Does this mean that Bernie Sanders and Jumpin' Jim would be kicked out of the Senate as well?


19 posted on 11/08/2005 6:22:07 AM PST by theDentist (The Dems have put all their eggs in one basket-case: Howard "Belltower" Dean.)
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To: Seizure

Don't let the door hit you in the @$$ on the way out!


20 posted on 11/08/2005 6:24:50 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN - 3rd Bn. Fifth Marines RVN 1969)
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