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.
posted on 11/08/2005 6:01:32 AM PST
We'll keep the land that Americans died protecting and preserving, but the VT liberals are free to secede...
posted on 11/08/2005 6:03:10 AM PST
(Proud Minuteman Project Volunteer - Secure borders, illegals OUT, no 'guest workers'!)
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.
posted on 11/08/2005 6:04:11 AM PST
(Res ipsa loquitor)
we certainly have a right to disband from it
Sorry, y'all. Only Texas can legally do that.
posted on 11/08/2005 6:06:22 AM PST
(Let the embeds check the bodies!)
If memory serves me correct, they got a bit disturbed when we tried that.
As we say in South Carolina, "If at first you don't secede, try, try again!"
posted on 11/08/2005 6:14:14 AM PST
by B.O. Plenty
(Islam, liberalism and abortions are terminal..)
Yeah, tell that to the Confederacy. Seems they got whomped for that.
posted on 11/08/2005 6:14:52 AM PST
Hey, Canada, we'll swap you the Leftist U.S. states for the Western Provinces! How 'bout it???
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.)
Does this mean that Bernie Sanders and Jumpin' Jim would be kicked out of the Senate as well?
posted on 11/08/2005 6:22:07 AM PST
(The Dems have put all their eggs in one basket-case: Howard "Belltower" Dean.)
Don't let the door hit you in the @$$ on the way out!
posted on 11/08/2005 6:24:50 AM PST
(HM/2 USN - 3rd Bn. Fifth Marines RVN 1969)
If they had any balls they would actually secede, not declare it or talk about it.
It could be simply done by people with courage.
Just ignore the Feds on every issue. Non-violently. No sending tax in. No receiving federal funds. No enforcement of federal regulations. No cooperation with the feds.
If they want the stuff done, let 'em do it. If they tell you you must do something as an elected official, resign.
Simply go your own way and let them put the manpower in there to do all their own bidding.
posted on 11/08/2005 6:33:12 AM PST
(To keep freedom, you must give it away)
Maybe we ought to try it for a grace period, say, 2008. We take all the NE liberal states, Illinois, California (or at least parts like San Francisco) and tell them that they can succeed for a trail grace period in 2008. During this time they cannot receive any Federal money (but they must continue to pay taxes), they cannot vote, cannot send reps or Senators to Congress...etc... Then after 2008, we revoke the grace period and deny the succession. Republicans win by a landslide in 2008.
Works for me!
posted on 11/08/2005 7:08:35 AM PST
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