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This may be the time for that divorce
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ^ | 11/18/12 | Dennis Clayson

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, Obama’s 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, Obama’s 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.

Obama’s 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.

We’ll keep the "bitter clingers," those who hold onto their guns, Bibles and Judeo-Christian values. Obama’s 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. Obama’s America has no interest in these or doesn’t want anything to do with them.

We get to keep the Constitution. Obama’s 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 "women’s 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 Veteran’s 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. Obama’s 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 Obama’s 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. Obama’s 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. Obama’s 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?


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: conservative; election; liberal; society
If only this was the choice we would prove once and for all that Conservatism leads to prosperity and freedom and socialism leads to chaos and permanent misery.
1 posted on 11/18/2012 7:13:58 PM PST by campg
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To: campg

Bump to that!!


2 posted on 11/18/2012 7:17:54 PM PST by gibsosa
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To: campg

I’m in. Just wait until I move 10 miles North or 20 mules West so I get out of Ann Arbor’s county.


3 posted on 11/18/2012 7:18:19 PM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: campg

They’d be digging tunnels to get into our part of America inside of two years.


4 posted on 11/18/2012 7:22:41 PM PST by Arm_Bears (The MSM lies about liberals, and it lies about conservatives.)
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To: campg
I have a better idea—lets demand the FULL implemention of the civil rights act and full intergration of society. Lets demand that areas in the country where there are virtually no minorities take a number of minorities from these “blue” areas till a full racial balance is achieved across the nation.
5 posted on 11/18/2012 7:23:26 PM PST by alchemist54 ((for those who fight for it freedom has a taste the protected will never know))
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To: campg

Let those states that wish to leave secede from the United States
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/228/644/059/let-those-states-that-wish-to-leave-seceed-from-the-united-states/


6 posted on 11/18/2012 7:26:52 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Arm_Bears

Where they would be taken out by border patrol drones...


7 posted on 11/18/2012 7:27:26 PM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

thesteadydrip.blogspot.com
Read it and weep...screw the gop-e


8 posted on 11/18/2012 7:29:52 PM PST by acapesket
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To: acapesket

thesteadydrip.blogspot.com


9 posted on 11/18/2012 7:30:51 PM PST by acapesket
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To: Darren McCarty

20-Mule Team!! :)


10 posted on 11/18/2012 7:31:13 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Arm_Bears

Won’t work. They know the parasite dies without a host.


11 posted on 11/18/2012 7:50:58 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: campg

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!


12 posted on 11/18/2012 8:35:47 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: campg

Either a divorce, or only the makers get to vote. We cannot keep on going like this.


13 posted on 11/18/2012 9:19:25 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: campg

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?


14 posted on 11/18/2012 9:57:17 PM PST by mporter345
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Is that why the founding fathers restricted voting to land owners and the wealthy? They must have had makers and takers back then too.


15 posted on 11/19/2012 4:11:38 AM PST by Dutch Boy
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