Skip to comments.This may be the time for that divorce
Posted on 11/18/2012 7:13:51 PM PST by campg
Given the results of recent national elections, it appears that the nation is split on a number of issues that neither side considers negotiable.
In May 2009, I wrote an article suggesting an amicable divorce between the two sides, with a partitioning of national assets between the two groups based on what was dear to each. It was a rhetorical device to outline the differences found in a split nation, and to make a larger point about ideology applied to everyday life.
Looking at the recent election, it may be time to revisit the idea.
The winners of the last election will get to keep the parts of America they like best. It seems only fair that the winners get to take the first cut.
Outside of a few states, Obamas America gets the large cities. Without question they get to keep Detroit, Buffalo, N.Y., Cincinnati, Cleveland, Miami, St. Louis, El Paso, Texas, Milwaukee, Philadelphia and Newark, N.J. None of these municipalities have had a conservative (let alone a Republican) administration for as long as anyone can remember. These are also, according to the Census Bureau, the cities with the highest poverty rates.
In Iowa, Obamas America also keeps the largest cities. As the last several elections have shown, they already own them. We get all the western rural counties; the eastern counties can choose to go either way.
Obamas America gets the Wall Street protesters, and we get Wall Street. They can keep the national-level media, and government unions. They obviously own them outright.
Well keep the "bitter clingers," those who hold onto their guns, Bibles and Judeo-Christian values. Obamas America can keep the god-of-the-week, and cars that run on soy grease and electricity and are generated from anything except coal and nuclear power.
We get the coal and nuclear power plants. We also get all the coal and oil fields along with the uranium deposits. Obamas America has no interest in these or doesnt want anything to do with them.
We get to keep the Constitution. Obamas America can have the "living document," along with political correctness, laws regulating "hate" speech, and the government protected right to sex without consequences that has magically morphed into a "womens issue."
We get to keep "the rich" and it is especially important that we retain the "older white males." These two groups pay the overwhelming share of taxes, and we would like to keep them. In fact, we will institute a yearly holiday, much like Veterans Day, when "the rich" and "older white males" are thanked for their service to the nation.
We will keep the scientists and artists who could survive without a government grant. Obamas America could keep schools that could not run without federal intervention.
As radical as this may sound to the other America, we are willing to give Obamas nation all federally controlled, protected, and financed health care. Our nation will do whatever we can to turn health care into a free market.
We will keep rights that are God-given. Obamas America can keep the rights granted by the government; the right to health care, of an education, to housing, and the right to whatever else that could win any given election.
We get to keep the part of the federal government that maintains the rule of law, and is prohibited from making transfer payments. Obamas America can have all the rest.
We will gladly trade Washington D.C. and New York for North and South Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming.
Let everyone move to whatever nation they wish and then close the border.
What do you think the two nations would look like 20 years from now? Which one would be indistinguishable from any third-world country?
Do you think there would be a fence between them? Would the fence keep people out, or like North Korea and East Germany, would the fence be there to keep unhappy people from fleeing their centrally government-managed paradise?
Bump to that!!
I’m in. Just wait until I move 10 miles North or 20 mules West so I get out of Ann Arbor’s county.
They’d be digging tunnels to get into our part of America inside of two years.
Let those states that wish to leave secede from the United States
Where they would be taken out by border patrol drones...
Read it and weep...screw the gop-e
20-Mule Team!! :)
Won’t work. They know the parasite dies without a host.
Assuming that New Hampshire,if forced to choose,would choose to go with the Marxists (not a sure thing,IMO) I think I could live in North Carolina or East Tennessee.I hate heat and humidity but maybe it’s not quite as bad as in Georgia,Alabama,etc.I’d want to be able to visit my ancestral home and be buried here with the rest of my family.I’d also want to visit NYC occasionally and spend time in Florida in winter.Other than that the CSA (Communist States of America) could kiss my grits!
Either a divorce, or only the makers get to vote. We cannot keep on going like this.
I hope the Constitution serves as our “premarital agreement” because we can’t afford the “alimony” or what the “judge” would order as monthly support or what they are accustom to?
Is that why the founding fathers restricted voting to land owners and the wealthy? They must have had makers and takers back then too.