Partition America

PARTITION AMERICA

I was reading about the 1947 partitioning of India (Hindu) and Pakistan (Muslim) the other day and it got me to thinking: It may be time to partition the United States into two nations—without the violence that accompanied the 1947 event. I am not talking about revolution; I am talking about an amicable going our separate ways; perhaps similar to the split of the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993.

I propose we lay out for the American People what each country will be like and have state referendums to allow the citizens of each of the 50 states the Freedom to decide for themselves the type of society in which they want to live. There may be some people who decide to move to a state in the other side. This should be made as comfortable as possible. I propose the two new nations be best of friends, with free trade and travel, as the US is today with Canada. The two new nations can decide what to name themselves. For now, let's just go with America and Amerika, to keep it simple.

GREAT SEAL OF THE UNITED STATES "E PLURIBUS UNUM" OUT OF MANY ONE
GREAT SEAL OF THE UNITED STATES "E PLURIBUS UNUM" OUT OF MANY ONE

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

The District of Columbia is a special case. My solution is to have the section of the city that houses the government buildings be part of America (Virginia) because the buildings and monuments there are covered with religious and patriotic symbolism.

The residential areas should become part of Amerika (Maryland), since they are the most liberal community in the United States. If I were Amerika, I would build a new capital city in San Francisco, since the Left Coast and that particular city are the vanguard of the Progressive Movement.


PARTITION OF INDIA AND PAKISTAN 1947
PARTITION OF INDIA AND PAKISTAN 1947

RED STATES

I am going to guess Amerika will include the cultural and economic powerhouses of New York (Wall Street) and California (the film industry), as well as the manufacturing centers of Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Oregon, Washington, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Hawaii will surely be in Amerika (19 states but half of the Electoral College).

This gives Amerika control of the Pacific Ocean, the Great Lakes, and equal access to the Atlantic—as well as roughly half the population of what is now the United States. Unless the Left is intent on foisting their ideas upon every soul on this continent, surely this is a fair settlement for them.

PARTITION OF CZECH REPUBLIC AND SLOVAKIA IN 1993
PARTITION OF CZECH REPUBLIC AND SLOVAKIA IN 1993

THE NEW LAND OF THE FREE

I think America will include Texas, Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, Missouri, Colorado, Alabama, South Carolina, Louisiana, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Iowa, Florida, Mississippi, Arkansas, Kansas, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, West Virginia, Nebraska, Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, Alaska, North Dakota, and Wyoming.

If the referendum falls this way, America will have the Gulf of Mexico and the port of New Orleans on the Mississippi River, access to the Great Lakes, and plenty of ports on the Atlantic. Some of these states are not a sure thing for America.

It is possible the citizens of OH, MO, NM, NV, IA, and even FL may choose Amerika. If they do, so be it. Only in the case of NM would this present a geographical problem, as it would be isolated.

MAP OF DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
MAP OF DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

FOUNDING DOCUMENTS

I propose that America retain its Constitution and other founding documents; Flag; Motto; National Anthem and other national songs; Pledge of Allegiance; and money. After all, the Declaration of Independence says our rights come from a Creator and those in Amerika do not believe that, believing their rights come from men.

Amerika should look to the French Revolution for its founding documents. Amerikans view our flag as a symbol of oppression, so surely they don't want it.

Our Motto represents a melting pot whereas Amerika wants a mosaic. Our national songs are full of reference to God so I don't see why Amerika would have any interest in them. Our money features those horrid "dead white males" we hear so much vitriol about. Amerika will mint new money with Marx, Stalin, Lenin, Mao, Ho Chi Minh, and Castro portrayed on it. Well . . . they'll have to get a couple women in their somehow—maybe Margaret Sanger. Amerika will want their founding documents to be approved by Internationalists including the United Nations. They can sign the Kyoto Treaty and bow to International Law and Courts.

America will not fund the United Nations nor provide foreign aid through the government; and will remain a sovereign nation.


TWO NATIONS OUT OF ONE REMAIN BEST FRIENDS
TWO NATIONS OUT OF ONE REMAIN BEST FRIENDS

MILITARY

America will gladly accept the entire military, all nuclear weapons, the Central Intelligence Agency—and ROTC will be welcomed everywhere. Then Amerika will have four less things to protest.

Amerika will be so beloved by the world they won't need a military. Except for an internal military, of course, equal in power to our external military. But, if Amerika is attacked, we will protect them—just as we would Canada today.

THE NATIONAL MOTTO IS ON THE MONEY
THE NATIONAL MOTTO IS ON THE MONEY

GUNS

Guns and hunting will be banned in Amerika. Anybody with a gun will be a criminal.

In America, everybody will be armed—unless they don't want to be.

THOUSANDS OF CROSSES HERE AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY OFFEND AMERIKANS
THOUSANDS OF CROSSES HERE AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY OFFEND AMERIKANS

MARRIAGE

In Amerika marriage will either be non-existent, or it will be open to all ages and combinations possible under the sun including homosexuals, polygamy, polyamory, etc.

In America, only traditional marriage will be allowed and no-fault divorce laws will be scrapped. The family will be the ruling establishment in America, not the government. Family Court will be dissolved. Divorce will be discouraged and fathers will be guaranteed involvement with their children if they are expected to pay child support. Procreation will be strongly encouraged through tax benefits for those who bless the world with our next generation. The more children per family the better.

In Amerika, I expect there will be few living children.


THE DESPISED BOY SCOUTS CAN COME WITH US
THE DESPISED BOY SCOUTS CAN COME WITH US

NUCLEAR POWER

Regarding energy, America will immediately commence a major building of nuclear power plants. And if we have oil and gas under the ground, we will go get it.

All of this will be banned in Amerika. There will be Cap and Trade in the latter but not in the former.

THE SYMBOL OF OPPRESSION TO PROGRESSIVES; AMERICA WILL LET IT WAVE PROUDLY
THE SYMBOL OF OPPRESSION TO PROGRESSIVES; AMERICA WILL LET IT WAVE PROUDLY

RELIGION AND HOLIDAYS

In America, our religious heritage will honored and taught—that our country was discovered, explored, settled and the United States founded by Christians. Slavery was ended by Christians. Our founding documents were written by Christians. Our Founding Fathers were Christians.

We will have official Holidays (the word means Holy Days) called Christmas, Easter, Good Friday, Hanukkah, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Memorial Day. Crèches, the Ten Commandments, the Bible, saying Merry Christmas, singing Christmas Carols, benedictions, and prayer will be welcome—but not required—throughout our society including in public schools, football games and government property.

All of this will be strictly prohibited in Amerika.  Amerika will have Labor Day, May Day, Cinco de Mayo, Kwanza, and Ramadan.

America will encourage all Christian Churches to relocate to inside its new borders; and provide Christian chaplains for the military, government and prisons.

Amerika will be Atheist except for a smattering of Episcopalians and other main line churches—providing they do not believe the Bible—plus a few Wiccans, Buddhists, Islamists, Scientologists, and New Age Gnostics. They will however support Mosques—provided they teach Sharia Law, the overthrow of America and hatred for Jews.


WASHINGTON MONUMENT SAYS "LAUS DEO" PRAISE BE TO GOD; AMERIKA SAYS NIX NIX
WASHINGTON MONUMENT SAYS "LAUS DEO" PRAISE BE TO GOD; AMERIKA SAYS NIX NIX

IMMIGRATION AND LANGUAGE

In Amerika there will be open borders. Anybody in the world can come and live there; and immediately receive free social services including shelter, food, clothing, education and medical care—all provided by the government. Simply by crossing its border, one automatically becomes a citizen of Amerika, the most compassionate country in the world.

In America, overstaying one's Visa or sneaking across the border will result in jail time followed by deportment. We will seek legal immigrants, and temporary work Visas will be issued, only if we determine a person has something to offer America that we need and want. Anyone born in America of non-citizen parents will no longer become an automatic citizen. English will be the official language of America and all government business and voting will be conducted only in English.

In Amerika, voting, government business, and all public documents will be available in every language on Earth from Abron to Zulu.

LINCOLN MEMORIAL HAS MANY RELIGIOUS WORDS ENGRAVED INTO ITS WALLS; WE'LL TAKE IT AS IT IS
LINCOLN MEMORIAL HAS MANY RELIGIOUS WORDS ENGRAVED INTO ITS WALLS; WE'LL TAKE IT AS IT IS

MERITOCRACY

Homosexuals, people of color, and women (i.e., everybody except white men) will be given preference and affirmative action in Amerika until every profession is represented exactly as the percentages of the general population—including brain and heart surgeons but not including professional sports. All people except white men will also be protected against "hate crimes" and offensive speech.

In America, it will be assumed that every murder or aggravated assault is hateful in and of itself; and all victims or criminals will be considered equally offended or offensive. There will be free speech. There will be no preference for jobs or education. It will be a colorblind society and a complete meritocracy.

THE FATHER OF OUR COUNTRY GEORGE WASHINGTON WILL BE QUOTED IN THE SCHOOLS OF AMERICA
THE FATHER OF OUR COUNTRY GEORGE WASHINGTON WILL BE QUOTED IN THE SCHOOLS OF AMERICA

ABORTION

Abortion will be illegal within the borders of America. No one will stop its women from going to Amerika to kill their babies but none of their blood will be spilled on the soil of America itself. In other words, the abortion prohibition will be against doctors, clinics and hospitals—not the women who are pregnant. Planned Parenthood will be banned in America.

In Amerika sex education including the joys of homosexuality (and promiscuity) will be taught starting in preschool. Condoms, birth control pills and abortion will all be provided by the government for any person of any age.

There will be no public school sex education or distribution of pregnancy prevention to children in America. The parents of children will have to teach them what they want them to know about such issues and help them acquire birth control if they want to.

Pornography will be available in public places such as libraries and mall kiosks in Amerika; in America it will be tightly controlled to prevent access by anyone under 18.

"CREATION OF ADAM" BY MICHELANGELO ON THE CEILING OF THE SISTINE CHAPEL
"CREATION OF ADAM" BY MICHELANGELO ON THE CEILING OF THE SISTINE CHAPEL

CENSUS AND VOTING

In America, when we take a census anybody who hides from being counted simply won't count.

In Amerika, we will count as many minorities as we can, living and dead, and double it for good measure to make sure they are "represented." In Amerika, ACORN, with help from the Black Panthers, will take charge of the election process and people can vote as often as they like—and be paid for it, too!

In America, absolute proof of citizenship will be required at the polling place and anybody who can't read English or figure out how to use a ballot written at the 3rd grade level just won't count. What could they possibly know about politics?

THIS OUGHT TO BUILD UP THE SELF-ESTEEM OF THOSE KIDS IN AMERIKA; IF THERE ARE ANY
THIS OUGHT TO BUILD UP THE SELF-ESTEEM OF THOSE KIDS IN AMERIKA; IF THERE ARE ANY

UNIONS

There will be no unions in America. The economy and business will be deregulated as much as possible. There will be no corporate income taxes. Zero. Private Property, Private Enterprise, and the Free Market will be just that: Free and Private. There will be no Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. Government will stay out of the real estate business.

In Amerika, everyone will belong to the national union, which will set all wages from CEOs to fruit pickers. The government shall own and central plan all manufacturing and production of goods, services and food—and decide who gets it and at what price. The government will own all property. There will be no need for private property or business. Every citizen should get an equal share of everything regardless of their achievement, training, schooling, innovation, production, invention, or if they do anything valuable at all.

UNION GUYS BEAT UP SCAB TRYING TO FEED HIS FAMILY
UNION GUYS BEAT UP SCAB TRYING TO FEED HIS FAMILY

MEDIA

In America the media will be completely free, as will be the internet.

In Amerika, the internet will be monitored by the government to keep track of what you are up to—except pornography. The government will control all media. If you speak out against any government policy, you will receive an email telling you what the proper thoughts are. Individuals will be punished for saying or thinking the wrong words or thoughts by the Politically Correctness Board. Sensitivity training camp will be the first step but if that doesn't work—no income for you. Protest that and well—gulags are already set up by the internal army.

CONVICTED AMERICAN SPY FOR SOVIETS ALGER HISS IS STILL A HERO TO AMERICAN LEFT
CONVICTED AMERICAN SPY FOR SOVIETS ALGER HISS IS STILL A HERO TO AMERICAN LEFT

MANDATORY VOLUNTEERING

All adults in Amerika will be required to volunteer for one year of community service,the purpose of which is to indoctrinate what you should think about sexism, racism, homophobia, xenophobia, ethnic biases. You will properly absorb identity politics and victimization. The Boy Scouts will be replaced by the NAMBLA (popular liberal group the "North American Man Boy Love Association") Scouts.

America will support the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts; and churches will provide a myriad of opportunities to volunteer domestically or serve abroad in missionary work.

AMERIKA WILL HAVE THE NAMBLA BOY SCOUTS
AMERIKA WILL HAVE THE NAMBLA BOY SCOUTS

QUARANTINE

In Amerika the government shall have the right to barge into your house at any hour and inject you and your family with any vaccine they see fit, and/or quarantine you for any disease except AIDS/HIV because they aren't contagious.

In America you can choose your own vaccines and if we ever quarantine anybody, we'll start with those with AIDS and HIV (they can agree to immigrate to Amerika, however, if they prefer that).


ROGER BALDWIN THE FOUNDER OF THE ACLU; AN AVOWED COMMUNIST
ROGER BALDWIN THE FOUNDER OF THE ACLU; AN AVOWED COMMUNIST

BUREAUCRACY

Amerika will retain the Internal Revenue Service and the entire federal bureaucracy.

In America, any bureaucracies will be at the State level, where the States will have all rights according to the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. Agriculture will be accorded absolute freedom to grow whatever they want. There will be no National Labor Relations Board or EEOC. There will be no Income Tax as the 16th Amendment will be repealed. A Consumption (Sales) Tax will provide all the revenue the government needs in America. The Supreme Court in America will not ever make a new law but only apply existing law.

In Amerika the new top court will be the ACLU—an organization banned from America for subversive activities stretching back 90 years. Amerika's affairs will be run by semi-secret unelected czars, accountable only to the Supreme Leader. Congress will vet and approve any appointees to the government in America to ensure they are patriots and not Communist revolutionaries.

In America, politicians will not receive lifelong pensions or health insurance; and government workers will not be eligible for any benefits not available to everyone—with the exception of current and former military service personnel. Politicians will be citizens who return to their private life after their service to their country—which will be limited. There will be no pork in legislation. Any item in the budget will be voted on publicly. Lobbying will be banned.


NEW FLAG OF AMERIKA
NEW FLAG OF AMERIKA

CRADLE TO GRAVE GOVERNMENT TEET

In Amerika every citizen will be cared for by the government from the cradle to the grave—in fact the government will decide if there is a cradle and when there is a grave. The government will own all the hospitals and clinics and all doctors and nurses will be its employees. Private insurance and medical care will be banned. Organ donation shall be mandatory and euthanasia encouraged.

In America, tort reform will drastically reduce litigation and the size of awards and mostly—the fees of the attorneys involved. Dozens of insurance companies will compete across state lines, much like car, home and life insurance. Insurance companies will not be allowed to physically examine their clients nor see their medical records. Preexisting conditions become part of the shared risk. Rates may only be different for the difference in the age of the person when they first sign up—then it is fixed for life (Exactly the way life insurance works today).

Insurance will be for disease and injuries. Routine medical care and minor problems will be settled between the doctor and the patient regarding compensation. Christian Charities will set up clinics for the destitute—they invented hospitals 2000 years ago in Antioch, Syria. Medicare and Medicaid will be privatized to Visa/MasterCard in America to save $45B a year in fraudulent claims. The government will not have any involvement in doctors, nurses and hospitals. The government will go out of the charity business in America, turning it over to churches—except for Social Security.

The National Endowment for the Arts will not exist in America. In Amerika, it will create government propaganda for the Supreme Leader.

THE LATEST CZARS OF AMERIKA
THE LATEST CZARS OF AMERIKA
SAUL ALINSKY IS OBAMA'S MENTOR AND A BIG FAN OF LUCIFER
SAUL ALINSKY IS OBAMA'S MENTOR AND A BIG FAN OF LUCIFER
NEW NATIONAL SEAL FOR AMERIKA
NEW NATIONAL SEAL FOR AMERIKA

EDUCATION

Lastly we turn to education. In America there will be no Teacher's Union. Every local school will hire and fire teachers as they please. Also, any child may have his education at a public—or at a Catholic, Protestant or Jewish—school free of charge with vouchers. The schools will not teach self-esteem. They will teach that one becomes esteemed by doing something worthwhile. Schools will issue grades, e.g., ABCDE. Dodge ball will make a comeback.

Students will be taught the truth about how blessed they are to be Americans. They will be taught the truth, that the Great American Experiment was unprecedented in human history and produced the greatest nation ever—and the most Free People ever. They will be taught about the Founding Fathers, our founding documents, about how many people America has saved from annihilation and starvation around the world; how Americans give more private charity than all the other people in the world combined.

They will be taught the truth that different societies and cultures have contributed in vastly differing degrees to human achievement, civilization, comfort, technology, medicine, government, education, and law. They will be taught that there is such a thing as an Objective Truth. They will be taught civics and how Capitalism produced the modern world of abundance. They will be taught that they are the Image of God walking on Earth and so is everyone around you, so be careful how you treat other people.

If you crack open your books, use your library, study hard, go to the highest educational level you can master, learn a skill or trade, invent or innovate something that benefits mankind—every one of you can be all you want to be. It is your responsibility to make something out of yourselves. Universities in America will require the Classical Western Canon be taught to all students. And the faculty will be diverse—50% Conservative professors.

In Amerika, the kids will be taught that white men have stomped on the necks of the world for centuries—even though, mysteriously, all cultures and societies were equal—and that the minority kids should have chips on their shoulders as big as boulders and the white kids should be ashamed of themselves just for being born with white skin.

The children will be told that God is a superstitious myth and they are all apes with thumbs. Their history books will feature a monstrous, oppressive, Imperialist America (written by Bill Ayres) and present Capitalism as the bane of human life. Collectivism is the greatest idea ever conceived. Don't worry about achieving anything. No matter how you apply yourself—or don't—it will make no difference in your life. You'll still get the same government check, food, house, and medical care.

Amerika will also have state supported Madrasahs. In Amerika, the universities will not teach the Western Canon. But they will teach Atheism, transgender studies, racial politics, Marxism, Relativism, multi-culturalism, diversity, deconstructionism, feminism, sexism, and to hate everything for which America stands. Americans will see this. But they will still love Amerikans anyway.

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wba108@yahoo.com 16 months ago from upstate, NY

Its too bad upstate NY will have to go to Amerika because its one of the most beautiful areas in America and also quite conservative. And i'm not sure how enthusiastic i'd be to coming to the aid of Amerika if attacked but the rest sounds good to me.


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James A Watkins 22 months ago from Chicago Author

Thank you very much Curiad (Mark) for your ongoing encouragement of my writings. God Bless You!


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Curiad 22 months ago from Lake Charles, LA.

I love it James, I might have missed it, but I would add that America that there be NO military action other than national defence. Great job with this one bro!

Mark


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

Sylvia's Thoughts— Thank you for posting that remarkable Scripture. I agree with you wholeheartedly. The nation has gone downhill since 1960, though so-called Progressives call it "progress." Progress toward what? Decadence? Moral anarchy?


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Sylvia's Thoughts 5 years ago from Southern California

2 Chronicles 7:14 - if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

The part in caps is the part we always tend to skip over or omit entirely.


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

ahbless— I certainly agree with you that "We need help from God," not only to overcome selfishness and greed but to overcome the sin that has blanketed our land. There is much covetousness and envy in America today, as well as the glorification of every kind of licentiousness and perversion.

I agree that my solution is overly simplistic. You gotta start somewhere! :)

Thank you very much for your thoughtful insights.


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ahbless 5 years ago

Some things sound so simple and easy to implement and that's the major problem all over the world. People have issues to deal with and no matter what idea you come up with, it will be ruined. Look at America. There is no place like it in the world. Opportunity has been provided, but not everyone has been given a chance to participate in that opportunity. The people of this world past, present and future have had astounding opportunities. Do some research of history and you will find great accomplishments of various societies and cultures, but where are they today? We need more than just a great idea. We need help from God to overcome our own selfishness and greed.


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

Sylvia's Thoughts— Thank you for the compliment. I appreciate you taking the time to read my work here. I see you are also a musician! So, we have something major in common then. :)

You wrote: "We've traded our morals, ethics and common sense so that we can have our own way. We do things because we can-never thinking about whether we should."

You spoke profound truths right there. I surely agree with you.

All of your comments are on target. I hope we do something to right this ship we call America. It has turned into a Ship of Fools. We have Freedom—Freedom to be Fools it seems.

Thanks again for your excellent comments. They are well received.


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Sylvia's Thoughts 5 years ago from Southern California

Great, great hub! From some of the responses it's pretty obvious why partitioning is even a thought. Why can't we all get along? Because special and spoiled interest groups have been allowed to trample everyone's rights but their own. We've traded our morals, ethics and common sense so that we can have our own way. We do things because we can-never thinking about whether we should. "More!" is the battle cry now, we never have enough. We turn a blind eye to the poor, homeless and hungry in this country. We're stupid enough to believe everything we hear on t.v., or read in the newspapers without thinking for ourselves. Heck, we even believe the politician's who could care less about any of us. Because we don't have time to be bothered, we've said "OK" to any and every thing. But the pill that's so hard to swallow is that we've pretty much done it to ourselves. We had warnings about where we were headed from the very beginning, yet chose to ignore them. So I ask, What are we going to do, America? Probably nothing-maintain the status-quo.


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

Rock G.— You are most welcome! Thank you for expressing your love of my article. I am gratified to receive your remarks.

Thank you for taking the time to read my article. I am glad we are in agreeance. I very much appreciate your thoughtful and insightful comments.

I have heard of schemes to break up California and I empathize with your position on this concept.


Rock G. 5 years ago

James,

I agree with most all that you wrote about and would be proud to be a citizen in our beloved America. I live in Rural California and we are almost entirely Conservative. We are the hard working farmers and orchard growers that provide food for most of the U.S. and the World as a whole. I would like to hear your views on the possibility of re-visiting the separation of California into Northern CA. vs. Southern CA. or 3 parts such as the addition to Central CA. to the mix or as another view Coastal CA vs. Inner CA. or some other such name.

Most of the Liberals are in the large cities,IE. 'Los Angeles Area', 'San Francisco Bay Area' and other coastal communities have either turned 'gay' and then turned liberal or were invaded by them and then turned liberal. They have been and are infringing their views on the original Californians that were originally here and were Conservative.

I think you get my point. We have worked hard to make California a great State and a good State to live in and we are sickened by what it has turned into.

I have two daughters and one daughter lives here in CA. and one in Oklahoma. I would have to move to OK. or to Texas where I know my gun rights would definitely be intact as our Constitution guarantees. But you see the predicament we Conservative Californians have. I'm intrigued and am definitely behind you if you want to pursue this further.

Thank You for the thought inspiring piece. I love it!!!


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago Author

Real Freedom- I did say the federal bureaucracy would not exist in America. Of course, there would be limited state bureaucracies, which would be financed by the state sales tax. The state sales tax would be the only tax. Obviously, a portion would have to be remitted to the feds to pay for the armed forces and the limited functions of the central government, which will be confined to those listed in the Constitution.

The main beef with health insurance companies is that they will not insure anyone who is seriously ill. Everybody needs insurance for catastrophic illness. I am about as far from a Collectivist as there is but that doesn't mean I have no heart.

I wish Social Security didn't exist but it does and it is the one program Americans, by huge numbers, don't want to give up above all others. In a self-governing nation, I think the People can have a Social Security Program if they want but only for old people who have paid in for years.


Real Freedom 5 years ago

What a bunch of rubbish from a phoney "conservative" if ever I've seen one. If you truly cared about freedom, your America wouldn't have such idiotic ideas as:

"There will be no Income Tax as the 16th Amendment will be repealed. A Consumption (Sales) Tax will provide all the revenue the government needs in America." If you really cared about economic freedom, you'd abolish the income tax and replace it with nothing. If we just limit the government to its constitutional functions, we can fund it with just excise taxes and tariffs already collected instead of replacing one direct tax with another.

"Insurance companies will not be allowed to physically examine their clients nor see their medical records." This is little more than a collectivist idea disguised as conservatism. If we were allowed to negotiate everything with health care providers, costs would come down. But you're clearly too stupid to understand that.

"The government will go out of the charity business in America, turning it over to churches—except for Social Security." Why should the government still provide free money to people who don't want to work? If you haven't saved up enough money to retire well then there's a real good way to earn it.

Try again, but next time be more honest.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

CMerritt— I have no doubt which America would be a raging success and which would flounder. Thank you so much for the applause. I am gratified to read your enthusiastic response. You have made me happy. :D


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CMerritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

James, this actually got me excited, for a few brief moments I allowed my brain to go along with this, and I am SO ready for such an action to happen. You made me laugh, but mostly you got me all ramped up! Would this not be fantastic to actually restore commons sense to a nation true, red-blooded Americans?

This is one of my favorite all time hubs....EVER!


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

Joni Douglas— I'm glad you found it. Well, I'm from Michigan and I love Michigan but its politics are decidedly liberal. I hated to give it up. But perhaps its needs are best served by the welfare state. It seems so anyway. You do have a fine idea though. And I can see that the western part of the state is far more conservative. Interesting. Thank you for your insightful remarks.


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Joni Douglas 6 years ago

I just found this hub and the only thing I can add to all of the other comments is.......

Did you have to give up Michigan?

Couldn't we just divide the state?

West side for America and let Amerika have the Eastern part? (Not a bad idea to keep a little access to the Great Lakes.)


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

christalluna1124--- I have met Governor Perry and I like him a lot. Without Texas the new America will have a big hole in it. I think Governor Perry would like this plan, though. Thanks for coming to visit, Chris. I hope you are feeling OK these days.


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christalluna1124 6 years ago from Dallas Texas

Great idea, one problem. Governor Rick perry of Texas has said he thinks our state should be its own nation. So i guess we would be illegal texans?

regards, chris


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

stars439--- I love to read my Bible, too, brother. Your comments are sharp. Thank you for sharing your insights with us. You're a good man and it always a joy to see that you have visited. God Bless You!


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stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

This is an eye opener, a message. I see a message that says, Good values, good things, life, God, and ethics are very important. Some people want to live by them and some could care less. This hub is not for everyone, but neither is Heaven either. I love to read my Bible. I never understand it all, but God wants certain things the way God wants them. The way I see it God made rules that I would like to try to live by. The separation of Church and state also belongs in Amerika too. God Bless You.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

prettydarkhorse— You are so kind. Maligayang Pasko to you! You may be the sweetest person on HubPages. I'm going to nominate you for some kind of award.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

Hi James, I just came to drop by and say Maligayang Pasko (merry Christmas) to you and your family

Blessings from HIM... to you...

I wish you the best too, Maita


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

opinion duck— Thank you for your support. It is most appreciated.


opinion duck 6 years ago

James

I agree that it was worth a try, and I support your efforts in that quest.


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago Author

opinion duck— Well, it was worth a try. I do not like that 16th Amendment, I'll tell you that. Thanks for visiting and commenting.


opinion duck 6 years ago

The solution that you propose would fail, because the problem is the constitution. The constitution has been warped and morphed and changed for those who didn't like the original constitution.

We changed the constitution and we changed what was the real America.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

The Rope— Amen. Ideas shape the future. Blind sheep are not a boon to society. I also love satire. Thank you for the encouragement!


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The Rope 7 years ago from SE US

Thinkers are what make the world go 'round. Followers without vision are what mess things up. Satire is one of my favorite of all types of thought. Keep it up JW!


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Tom Whitworth— Thank you for welcoming me back.

It may be tribalism. In Israel they have many parties and must rule through coalitions. I don't know if that is better or worse. Certain people have certainly worked hard for tribalism in America through the assertion of identity politics—segmenting folks who then push for their own interests, especially through class envy and victimology.

Liberalism, in its true sense, is good. Radical Liberalism bad.

Thanks for your fine comments. I appreciate you.


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Tom Whitworth 7 years ago from Moundsville, WV

James,

I see you have been out of the country welcome back brother.

I have been thinking about political parties in America. I am beginning to think political parties are an example of tribalism. The tribal instinct seems almost universal in primitive societies. It could be in our DNA. If this is so partition may be the only solution without killing off rival tribe.

One definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result which gives me cause to propound that liberalism is a mental disease


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

ThePeeDeeWildcat— Tyranny? No problem as long as it targets the Right. You see it clearly, my friend. KGB would be his style, methinks.


ThePeeDeeWildcat 7 years ago from Just Across The State Line

James: Do you think that Obama would refer to an internal military organization as the SS, SA, KGB or the Cheka? You're right! There has been next to no discussion about his desire stated during the campaign of creating a new internal police force rivaling the FBI. The academics and the press would be comfortable with this new force for tyranny as long as conservatives were the targets.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

toadeline— You are welcome. I did not find your comments sophomoric in the least. Truth dancing! I love it. How do you come up with these creative ideas!?

Once again, your comments are entertaining. I enjoy your adroit use of the English Language. Thank you and feel free to comment all you want on my Pages. :D


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

ThePeeDeeWildcat— I apologize for the delayed response. I have been out of the country for two weeks and just returned last night.

Thank you for visiting and for your wise remarks. Athletic conferences? That is an interesting idea! I like it. A commonwealth—or a federal republic!— would be a fine setup. I think that is roughly what we are supposed to have but the Feds have grabbed the power, particularly since FDR.

I don't believe the military would fire on our citizens at the behest of radical liberals because the military is a conservative organization. I think Obama knows this; that's why he wants a new Internal Military "as powerful as our current external military." Shocking how little this has been talked about since he said it.


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toadeline 7 years ago

Thanks James, but I fear you will only encourage my admittedly sophomoric attempts at satire. While commentary strives to be truth on the march, I like to think of well done satire as truth dancing. They both lead to the same place but one is much more fun.

Given that we have to face some grave truths about the direction of our beloved country is heading, I feel it is important to add a little levity to lighten the darkness and not succumb to despair.

Then again, it could be just a case of good old fashioned malice.

(a head-nod to motes and beams and all that)

Either way, I'm pleased that you enjoyed my humble bon-mots.

P.S. as for a missionary expedition at least you wouldn't have to worry about being eaten. You are, no doubt, not organic enough to make the menu.


ThePeeDeeWildcat 7 years ago from Just Across The State Line

James:---Very interesting Hub! One can almost sense some sort of partitioning taking on a life of its own these days. For instance, it will be recalled that some months ago the Governor of Texas pointed out the treaty obligations made by the United States Government to the Republic of Texas in 1845 concerning Texas' sovereignty. Also, the vote will be recalled by the Oklahoma legislature concerning that state's sovereignty. You envision a partitioning into two countries. It seems to me that a partitioning could divide the states into possibly six or so autonomous regions united into some sort of confederation or commonwealth. The United States has always had regional differences and always will have them. These differences germinated during colonial times. Oddly enough, I can envision a partitioning of the country along roughly the borders of the major collegiate athletic conferences. Of course, there would be some variances. Three things have always united the states in this country into regions and they are (1) common beliefs about defense (2) common economies and (3) common politics. One can envision a partitioning of the regions being peaceful as long as the common people's representatives are in charge. It would turn violent, however, if the federal government sought to snuff out dissent. Of course, that too would depend on if the armed services obeyed orders or not to fire weapons on the populace.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

toadeline— You have provided the best comment I have received yet in this thread. I love satire! Especially when there is truth in it. Amerika World's Fair would in fact be a throwback to Freak Shows of Barnum & Bailey. Americans could go see the freaks and come back home before nightfall. Honestly, with their love of sodomy and abortion, as well as astronomical rates of sexual transmitted diseases of all stripes, I think Amerika would simply die eventually, and proceed into the bowels of hell. Another poster above had the wisdom to note that Amerika will be a great mission field. And I'll add, probably as hostile to missionaries as is China, at the least.

Thanks for the fabulous post. I really enjoyed your wit.


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toadeline 7 years ago

James,

I just wandered in and read this very accurate blog. Very funny ,yet very sad as it has really come down to this.

One suggestion I could make would be a permanent Worlds Fair Amerika where visitors could go for daytrips to see the best Amerika culture can provide.This is in recognition of a strange impulse of human nature to stare at a car wreck as we drive by if assistance is not needed. Amerika World would satisfy that unsettling urge in American citizens similar to going to see the latest horror film. Also it could be a useful training experience to "at risk" children who may be tempted to "the dark side".

Naturally it would have to be a diluted experience as we dont want the little tykes exposed to "real" drive-by shootings, sexual predators, drug addicts and other "alternative lifestyles".

AmeriKa reidents would also be free to visit any County Fair in America as there would be one somewhere every week in the summer anyway. No need for a secure facility as Americans would not be riddled with crime. Too many responsible gun owners would make crime an extremely short-lived career choice.

Who knows? In time, there may come a point where AmeriKans tire of the unceasing assault on there senses and start to migrate en masse, we may have to redraw the borders until just Massachusetts and San Fran are the last strongholds of Lib/Soc. "culture".

Thanks for the fun.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

John Z— I appreciate the support! I'll let you know after I write my platform. :)

Thanks for visiting, John. I always enjoy your comments.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Steve D— All I know about Liberals is what they say and what they write. I take them at their word. There is nothing here I cannot produce pages of quotes for you to back it up. But I am sure you know that. Thanks for your comments.


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John Z 7 years ago from Midwest

James - this is an awesome idea. With the flurry of State's Rights resolutions around the country in the last several months, there is definite empathy for this kind of solution. Let me know when you run for President so I can join your campaign! Well Done!


Steve D 7 years ago

Very interesting to read how liberals appear through a conservative's world view--very caricatured and innacurate, but interesting nevertheless.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

bgpappa— I agree with you. And I appreciate your comments.


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bgpappa 7 years ago from Sacramento, California

I hope its a phase. Real people are suffering and have been for a while now. The government can't fix everything, but all the fighting doesn't help anyone


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

bgpappa— Ha! Your witty alright. I also used to feel that Conservatives and Liberals needed each other to balance out each other's crazier ideas. The amount of acrimony in the air now has really made me wonder. Maybe it is a phase we are going through.

Thank you for your gracious remarks. I've always liked you.


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bgpappa 7 years ago from Sacramento, California

James,

Thought provoking hub.

The Gov. Of Texas would certainly be your first President. The only problem, you need liberals. And liberals need you. How am I going to feel guilty without you? How are you going to feel superior without me?

And lastly, I would miss our chats.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Sara Tonyn— I love the name. Very clever.

I was not aware this idea had been bandied about before.

We'll hope it doesn't come to civil war. That will depend how far the reign of tyranny attempts to push its agenda. The Bolsheviks will not succeed here. We are not Russian peasants.

I'm glad you agree. I see no reason why we can't be friends. I don't think your side will be happy until they can have the kind of society they envision. We'll help you pick up the pieces afterward. Because, truth be known, we love you.

Thank you for your comments and welcome to HubPages.


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Sara Tonyn 7 years ago from Ohio, the Buckeye State

This idea is far from new. Near the end of Bush's first term I remember hearing an angry Fundamentalist suggest that everyone pray for such a division. (FWIW, I think she may have been Dittoheading something Limbaugh suggested.)

Anyway, I believe the idea has gained substantial support since then so the possibility of another civil war doesn't seem all that far-fetched to me. Still a frightening thought though. Especially since I'm one of those @#@!@!#@ liberals and I know the right-wingnuts would have all the guns. (No doubt they're already locked and loaded.) Our peace signs wouldn't pack much wallop. Could be a real short war.

But to be honest, I'd be in favor of a division if it meant Limbaugh, Beck and Coulter, along with their fans, would no longer be part of MY country.

Just sayin'.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Admittedly, in this small space, I presented a black and white version that is stark. Is not the Amerika I presented exactly what the Left is determined to have? If not, I'll stand corrected. Please enlighten me: what about Amerika is not what the Left wants and I'll edit my Hub.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

You seem to be assuming that our society is being destroyed by the will of its citizens. The great changes in societies come from small groups who are determined and outwit everybody else. From Julius Caesar to Napoleon to the Bolsheviks to Hitler to Castro—I could name a hundred others—a relatively small cadre of people changed everything before the common person knew what hit them—and certainly before they knew the consequences. That is what is happening in America—a small group of radicals has slickly sold its message. And its stated message is to destroy America we knew it.


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Things Considered 7 years ago from North Georgia Foothills

There are not two visions of what America should be. Your narrow viewpoint as displayed here however only allows for two.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Things Considered— I do believe a tidal wave of evil has swept our land and will ultimately destroy it completely. One need only look at the Supreme Court decisions from 1962 to 1973 in particular—then used as precedent; or the saturation of the internet with pornography; and the sexualization of teenagers; or the objectification of women; the rise of socialism in direct opposition to liberty and capitalism; the generations of children without fathers; the smashing of all Americans once held dear including the family itself; the barring from the public square of religion. These are the symptoms of our sickness—not the sickness itself. All of these things have caused the division of our populace. It's easy to say that people who were and are against these things are the dividers—but that is deception. The people who made all these changes are the dividers.

This is not my first Hub along these lines. Since I did not want to repeat myself, perhaps you could quickly check out three of my Hubs that fill in the background: "The Progressive Movement" "ACLU" and The Prince of Darkness"

The reason I say this is, the results we see—a decadent and degraded society—are the results of a determined plan, not an accident.

I do not see any hatred in my words, no. And I agree with you that many people have made positive contributions. I am not saying ALL people of any persuasion are perfect or evil. Diversity? Not all ideas are good ideas. The ideas that made America a great nation are being shunting aside. The radical left wants nothing to do with these ideas.

There are two visions of what America should be. You tell me how they can be reconciled when they are diametrically opposed? It is either OK to kill babies or its not. You can't half kill one.

The only hope I see to preserve this union would be if we devolve federal power to the states. Then at least in different parts of the country, people would not have evil ideas forced down their throats by the central leviathan. And that is what has happened.

I am telling you: we are coming apart Captain. And the end will not be pleasant.


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Things Considered 7 years ago from North Georgia Foothills

James don't you think that your hub here only contributes to the hatred, the divisiveness and the lack of toleration?

There's so much going on here, and so there is so much I could say. I do tend to ramble on occasion, so let me say first the things that I most want to say.

Many, many of our founding fathers were indeed christians. Several of the most prominent and active were not. Two you have specifically chosen to quote are among those who most definitely were not christians, at all, and it is always a sure way to discredit one's self when one tries to claim that they were that which it is well known and documented that they were not.

Do you seriously believe that only christian conservative traditionalists have made and continue to make any worthwhile contributions to our society?

I find both of your countries as you represent them to hypothetically turn out to be quite unpleasant places to live. I would wager however, that in time your perfect christian america would evolve into pretty much exactly what we have here in america today. In fact, the experiment has already been done.

You pretend for the purposes of this hub that liberals are all evil and christian conservatives are all free of vice. When in fact all people are complicated layers of goodness and confusion.

I have always believed that our country -our great country you wish to divide- is so great because of her diversity and the balance our system strives to achieve. Though lately it has become increasingly difficult to respect many of the viewpoints on the 'right', I have tended to believe that TOGETHER WE ARE GREAT, and divided we're unbalanced. Both sides bring necessary strengths to the table, and the right needs the left just as much as the left needs the right.

This kind of wilful misunderstanding that your hub promotes is exactly what is wrong these days. We -you and I- could find common ground. I know this because some of the things you have said here and elsewhere I personally agree with. But when one side is coming from a place of wilful misunderstanding and purposeful misrepresentation, what hope is there? Equate that to our leaders.

Well written hub. Horrible point of view.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Francine Smith— Gosh, that is rather strong. I certainly agree with you about division. But I do not see much hatred. I have friends with whom I disagree vehemently about political issues, but we remain friends. There does seem to be a fair amount of hatred on the internet. There is something going on there, about talking to people you really don't know.

But I am glad you came by. Thank you for your comment.


Francine Smith 7 years ago

The only thing that defines America's unity is the Mexican and Canadian borders. Everything else inside these lines is defined by division, hatred and isolation.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Lindy's World— You can say that again! :)

I am very pleased that you loved this piece so !!!!!!!!!!!!!

:D

Thank you for the visit and the laudations.


Lindy's World 7 years ago

I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!this is the best plan that I have heard yet. All I can say is America is the place for me. lindy


Lindy's World 7 years ago

I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!this is the best plan that I have heard yet. All I can say is America is the place for me. lindy


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Scott.Life— I agree that it is sometimes the opposition that sharpens ones knowledge, wisdom and awareness. The remainder of your words I must applaud as well. I like your point of view. It's strong and from good motives.

Thank you very much for making your comments here. You have added a certain dignity to the proceedings and that's good.


Scott.Life 7 years ago

I don't believe you personally spoke any kind of insult or threat in your hub or comments James, However I have noticed quite a few using this hub as a forum to do exactly that. But that's the point though people say what they will. That is also my point, While I am glad that your hypothetical new nation would welcome the military, I fought for all opinions and beliefs in my time even those I don't agree with and while those in Amerika, may not be those who agree wholeheartedly with me they are still my people. As you said America is an ideal of true freedom and liberty for all. That is what the world sees in us and why so many desire so much to come here. I Would not want to be separated from those who disagree with me, they are my strength and a tool to push me towards greater self reflection and knowledge. Without them I would only know my own beliefs and view and while I may be well read I also understand that the sum total of my experience is just that my own. To really grow I must also be willing to see the world from a different view. The way to win a war quickly is to understand why the enemy is fighting in the first place, then you can address the real issue. Just as poverty is not a cause but a result. Poverty is the manifestation of many things, chief among them poor self image and belief. Many poor are not lazy but resigned to their fate, they truly believe they can not succeed so do not try. If we were only to see it from our own view we would be exasperated at their inability to change and even angered.

The same applies to politics and religion, all of us are reflecting what we have been taught and exposed to over the course of our lives. To say someone is wrong because they believe differently then you is to reveal how ignorant you really are and uneducated yourself. You do not know the history behind anyone's personal belief to them it is just as important and true as yours are to you. How about saying the truth of the matter in that you do not understand their beliefs not that they are idiots or wrong. Let me share this with you. In a few short years Muslims WILL outnumber Christians in this world of ours. Now to many of them You or I , anyone who believes in Jesus as the savior is not only wrong but hopelessly lost and in need of re-education. Now since they will be the majority population at that point will that mean that by sheer weight of numbers they are right? Or that they just don't understand Christian faith because they can not get over their own pride and arrogance to talk and see just how similar both faiths truly are and how both will play a necessary role in building our future.

Our should we just fight it out and lets the victor collect the spoils, I will and fight to the death because I am Christian and will fight for Christians no matter how extreme and deluded their beliefs, just as I have fought for all Americans no matter how extreme and shortsighted their beliefs. Because at the end of the day they were Americans nonetheless.

Didn't mean to turn this into a rant and Hi- jack your Hub, thanks for your writing.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Scott.Life— Thank you for your service to our great nation. I agree with you that no one should say, "Get out!" to anybody else. I think the Left is intent on carrying out their mission. My intent here is to suggest that I would like to see them do everything they want to do—but only to half the country. That way, if it ends up a big mess, it won't ruin the whole country. But if the Conservative side ends up a big mess, that won't ruin the whole country either. That was one of the original ideas in our Constitution about strong State's Rights. Strong states can reflect the values and culture of its residents. And conduct 50 small experiments with various ideas, little laboratories—to see what works. With our now huge and all powerful Federal Government, what doesn't work hurts everybody at once.

I'm not suggesting anyone leave, especially you—a veteran. I even said we'll gladly take the entire military—one less thing for the lefties to protest against. I don't have a job or health insurance, either, so I can empathize with you on that one. I agree wholeheartedly with you everyone should be free to believe whatever they believe. I meant to address public policy—not private worldviews. Obviously, we can't have two opposing public policies at the same time with one all-powerful central government. I agree with you that the only constant thing is change.

I am sorry if my page contains threats or insults. I didn't think it to have either. I especially agree with your closing lines about poverty. I believe government charity perpetuates poverty. I don't think private charity does. Most all private charities work to not only feed, house and clothe people—but to heal the person themselves. The government just mails out a check.

I really appreciate your comment. Your chosen words are steady and level-headed and wise. I thank you for making your statement here. It adds a lot to this discussion.

I prefer unity. I love America very much. America is an idea. It's not land or people, really. It is an idea. The idea of our founding fathers and our founding documents. The idea is starting to become unrecognizable and if this proceeds to the desired conclusion of some, it will no longer be America.


Scott.Life 7 years ago

James you wrote a very thoughtful and provoking Hub. I have read the entire comment string and heard from all sides. First I seem to reflect certain aspects and ideals of every side spoken in this debate you have given birth to. For instance I believe that the erosion of traditional morals and family values has deeply hurt this nation, but I also believe extreme conservatism is only exasperating the issue. I am also appalled by the mindset of those who would say this is our country if you don't like it get out. To answer that form of justifiable arrogance. My family too came to this nation in 1698 from Scotland. We have fought in every war this nation has sent us to. I myself am a veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan. To say though that despite my effort to fight for and protect your freedom to disagree and pursue your own beliefs, that if I don't agree with you Sherri then I should leave is horror to say the least. What was a fighting for over there then? I happen to be the product of a great traditional family but also a convicted felon, should I just leave then too. I wouldn't want to offend your sensibilities with the harsh reality of my life. Sometimes people make mistakes and some times things happen beyond their control.I don't have health care today, when my employer went belly up I lost it all. I live in a community of 56,000 where 16,000 are now unemployed.Yes I will receive health care at the emergency room but afterward I will also receive a fat bill that I can not afford to pay and thus will be taken to court where my wages will be garnished until such time as I can afford to. Judging others and their situation by your own standard of life and experience is small minded to say the least.

The notion that millions have died to preserve the unity of this nation and a continued hope for those across the world of a better life where all are free to believe as they wish only to tear it apart in division and argument disgusts me.This country is great and worth fighting for and saving. What is killing it are those on BOTH sides who would rather die then admit that there might be another way. We are changing, the whole world is that's the nature of human beings. How things were will never be again, instead of lamenting about the lost past how about all of start coming together to find a way to live together and build a better future. before you even start yeah I know its the other sides fault they refuse to compromise or back down. Do any of you realize that from the outside both sides sound the same. Neither respects the other side, you say you do, but respect does not deal out insults and threats. Neither is actually listening to the other only waiting for their turn to counter-attack. In the end nether are going to change a thing. I'm probably wrong and will no doubt be criticized for my delusions and simplicity, and that's okay while you all sit and debate how bad things are and whose fault it is there are some that will go do something about it beyond mud-slinging and rhetoric. Last word, Charity will never solve poverty, inspiration will move man to rise out of the ditch and improve himself. Only by getting images of prosperity into the minds of the poor will you get their minds off of poverty and free them to change.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

21st Century American— Quite the contrary, my dear. I wrote about education in detail above. While in America the truth will taught, along with the Western Canon, in Amerika you can have gender studies and identity politics. There is a reason why kids from Christian schools or even home schooled vastly outperform the kids from public schools. They former learn the truth, the latter a false fable. A proper education will be the keystone of America with the goal of raising generations of bright, virtuous, wise People.

Libraries were founded by Conservatives to Conserve the wisdom of the past. Hell, I thought everybody knew that.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

jiberish— Just give the third group their bread, booze and porn and you're right—they don't give a crap. :)


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

madhubber— I do remember a lot of Lefties saying they would move out of the country if Bush was reelected—but that was just bluster.

I'm not sure I am accomplishing anything other that starting a spirited conversation. I'm not talking secession; I'm talking both sides agree they'd rather be rid of the other and live in the kind of nation they want, while putting an end to the squabbling.

I only got this thought since I have been on HubPages. In real life, I have Liberal family and friends—and we discuss all of this civilly. But I have learned through Hub Pages that there really is a loony left out there that will swallow anything without question; and instead of discussing issues or facts—they counter facts with Ad Hominem attacks. It has dimmed my view of the future we might have living together in harmony.

I appreciate your warm words. You seem quite sensible.


21st Century American  7 years ago

I think you should get rid of the name America or at least give it the "Amerika". Multiple reasons as to why, one is you will have to explain to the dumb offspring, America is not an English name, and that may inspire some hatred down the line, Two, it may be difficult to explain the double sound of "C", the "K" is much simpler and relates to KKK, who I am sure will have their proper place again in your "America", as I am also certain education will not be a priority for the "America" you describe so going to the K will make dem kids feel as smart as dem kids in that other place. Wait, education is all together for queer folk and sexual misfits, better just to ban the whole library system while you are imagining. I would be all for your separation of America, really, imagine a place "Amerika" where people can aspire without having to pull the dead weight of non-progressive people who bring this current country down to a retard level.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

SheriSapp— I agree. This fella may be the sharpest knife in the drawer, if you know what I mean. :)


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Allan McGregor— Thank you for providing a far better answer than I could have. All of the words you wrote are on the money. Perfect. Beautiful. I'm sure glad you joined HubPages recently.


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jiberish 7 years ago from florida

James, maybe the country should be divided into 3 parts, The Democrats, the Republicans, and the Wegiveacraps.


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madhubber 7 years ago from New York

When Bush was the President the Right thought myself and all of my Leftie friends should have moved to France. Now you all want to secede because liberals are in power again. Can we please have grown up conversations James? America is made up of people all along the spectrum. What are you accomplishing by putting up something like this?


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SheriSapp 7 years ago from West Virginia

Allen--very informative. Thanks


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Allan McGregor 7 years ago from South Lanarkshire

Pylos26 - I'd refer you to the same site I mentioned to James - www.wallbuilders.com

This will save me laboriously citing countless pages of data from David Barton who has the largest private collection of original documents relating to US constitutional history. Barton is familiar with what you say and refutes is solidly, pointing out that only a handful of the Founding Fathers were not Christians (some were even ordained ministers) and of the remainder those such a Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson recognised and encouraged the positive contribution that the Bible and Christian morality afforded the nation.

Barton also concurs with somethng I have explained elsewhere, that Jefferson's understanding of the principle of 'Separation of Church and State' differed from that held by liberals today, which has only pertained since about the 1940s.

In England, Henry VIII seized control and installed himself as head of the Church of England in the 1500s in order to facilitate his divorce from Catherine of Aragon. As such, the king and not the church determined doctrine and anyone who dissented was put to death for heresy or treason: Indeed, good King Henry used to burn Protesants as heretics and hang, draw and quarter Catholics as traitors.

To this day bishops of the Church of England sit in the House of Lords in Britain's Parliament and are appointed by the Prime Minister, but in the 1500s, 1600s and 1700s, they used their political clout to persecute non-conformist denominations, which is why so many Christians fled to the American colonies to escape State interference at home.

It was thus to protect American Christians from the threat of State interference that Thomas Jefferson enshrined the principle of 'separation' of the two in the US Constitution. In other words, Jefferson never envisaged that his provision would ever be so twisted and abused as to prohibit Christians from praying in public, but intended that it be used to prevent the State so interfering with the Church.

Barton also highlights how the Supreme Court has taken powers not actually granted to it by the Constitution, which made it the inferior banch of government (being unelected). Abraham Lincoln and others totally ignored certain Supreme Court judgements for this reason and only relatively recently have Americans come to believe the lie that the Supreme Court can constitutionally overrule the elected executive and legislature.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

SheriSapp— Thank you, my faithful friend. I think in their heart of hearts, they are afraid to strike out on their own without us to catch them when they fall. They'll never say it.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

pylos26— Rather than repeat myself, please steer over to my Hub "Founding Fathers" and in their own words read what the founding fathers said about the Christian God and America—not what you say, not what I say. That's why I wrote that Hub. Go see what they said themselves.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Dolores Monet— I am sure you recall seeing Bush bashed as Hitler, too. Hitler seems to be the insult of the decade. Obama is more like Lenin, not Hitler.

As I said in my Hub "National Health Care" the problem with health care now is that the government is in it. The prescription to poison is not more poison. Medicare and Medicaid ruined the health care system regarding costs. You said:

"Okay, so if someone thinks that Jesus wants medical care in this country to be a for-profit money maker for the wealthy, and people who run out of money after an illness to lose their homes and go bankrupt - well, dog-gone-it just say so."

Everything in this country should be for-profit. Who do you think is more apt to reduce fraud and keep costs down, a company that has to make a profit or a bureaucrat who has no stake whatsoever in the financial results? Be for real! The two Medis admit to a $100B a year fraud problem—15% of all claims. How come Visa/MasterCard only has a fraud rate of .04%? They care about fraud, of course. We, the taxpayers, were originally told the two Medis would cost $4B a year—they cost $660B! By all means, let's give them a $16 trillion business to run, they've done such a bang up job.

The problem is the link between work and health insurance—a link created by labor unions and government. The government sets the price of 700 medical procedures now. The government prevents insurance companies from selling across state lines—drastically reducing competition. This government refuses to reform malpractice claims. Some surgeons pay $200,000 a year for this—we pay for it in the end. That's why doctors order so many unnecessary procedures—putting people through torture—so if they get sued because their "practice" didn't work, they can show they ordered every procedure under the sun. The trial lawyers—talk about wealthy people—have the Dems in their back pocket.

Have you ever wondered why the cost of ALL technology goes down except health care? Because the government is playing middleman. Do you notice an explosion in the cost of computers, TVs, cell phones, microwaves? No. The free market means competition drives prices down. Now, if the government stepped in and set the prices of all these things; and you had to pay an army of bureaucrats to shuffle paper for you—do you think these things would soon cost more or less?

I am not being mean. I love people. I want what is best for all Americans. Believe me, turning over the health care industry to the government will ruin this country. The two Medis say they won't be able to pay for the programs they've got now, for the baby boomers, like me. They should be turned over to a private company—yes, for profit. The greatest example of having the government running the world has been tried—in the USSR. Did they build a better country than we did in the US? Heck No! That's not how the world works.

But I appreciate your big, loving heart. I know you mean well. Just don't drink the Kool-Aid. It won't be good for you or for me or for anybody.


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SheriSapp 7 years ago from West Virginia

James,

It doesn't matter what some people think. I'm STILL with you. I don't understand why your idea doesn't appeal to more libs. They seem to dislike most of the tradition and values that conservatives embrace. Why would they WANT to stay united with us? I guess if they got their own Amerika, all their ACLU buddies would need to find actual jobs!!!


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pylos26 7 years ago from America

Mr Watkins…please read your “accredited” history books …because, perhaps you shouldn’t be representing as fact your religious propaganda when making statement about our founding fathers as all being Christians…because that is just not so!...you will not find any accredited history reserve that indicates all the founding fathers were Christians.

As a matter of fact most probably none of them were. Washington never in his life proclaimed to be Christian. Even on his deathbed No religious tone existed. Jefferson was so distraught with the bible that he ripped out over 60% of the pages trying to make some sense of it. Adams had no praise for the bible. Neither did Monroe or Madison. The first bible thumper to come along as president was Jackson and he was crazy. Why don’t you read upon the founding father that is actually responsible for naming our country ‘The United States of America”. His name was Thomas Paine and he wrote “The Age of Reason”. Read that if you want to learn some truth.


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Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

Hi, James, I'm back. What I think is mean is the idea of dividing up our country and am thinking of the horrible devastation the last time that idea was tried. And as for the hatred, I think the Hitler moustaches say it all. If that's not enough, the Mark Levins and Sean Hannity crowd are stirring up hatred with the words they use and the suggestions that the liberals want to destroy this country.

But, I can see how people disagree on most things. To have everyone agree all the time is impossible and would probably be dangerous.

I am suggesting that instead of name calling and insult hurling, we all just talk and say what we really think instead of cloaked platitudes. Okay, so if someone thinks that Jesus wants medical care in this country to be a for-profit money maker for the wealthy, and people who run out of money after an illness to lose their homes and go bankrupt - well, dog-gone-it just say so.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Tina Irene— Thanks for checking back in. I also had the 45 records of "Johnny Yuma the Rebel" "Running Bear" "Mountain of Love" have you heard of any of those?

We should not ever forget what happened that day. I remember well the next day a Liberal was interviewed and said all those flags made him sick. That's what I'm talking about.


Tina Irene 7 years ago

James -

You're welcome, and thanks for your reply.

From what you say about having Johnny Horton's 45, most likely there's less than 5 years between us. And yep! We grew up on the correct American "sounds".

Glad you got the picture. Along with PA, there is also a growing number of New Jerseyans (and New Yorkers) who would vote for America, especially post-9/11. We will NEVER forget! ...because we can't.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

pylos26— hmmm . . . thank you for this witty reply. This thread needed a bit of levity. I put that seal there because I ain't feelin' the unity here. But, you are right. The olive branch is always the best if it is accepted.


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pylos26 7 years ago from America

Mr watkins…I strongly suggest you take a good look at that

Great Seal of the U.S. and especially notice what that Mighty Eagle is grasping in his tiny

left fist.

They are little missiles that he or she (future secessionist) would most likely

notice sticking out of their asses, with only feathers visible, should they ever get

stern minded about such lunacy.

The olive branch would be less painful.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

dave272727— Things have changed since the Civil War—mostly Air Conditioning! :)

The southern half of the United States has greatly prospered since A/C was invented. The fastest growing states and cities are all in the South. So, I feel confident the South will be very successful this time, as opposed to the largely dying inner cities of the north.

Thanks for your fine comments. I agree with you!

I love the South, where people still have manners and are patriots and have at least some virtue and love God!


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Allan McGregor— This is a fascinating comment you have made. I hadn't thought of it that way. I know Britain has gone downhill since WWII. Of that, there can be no question. There are a couple of nice ladies who are Hubbers that staunchly defend the NHS—like it's the greatest thing since white bread. I have a couple books by Dr. Theodore Dalrymple (from England) that blast the health care in the UK, but these gals will not hear of it.

Thank you very much for this learned commentary. It is needful.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

kerryg— Oh yes. I almost included that "purple" map in this blog. I find it interesting that you don't think East Coast and West Coast match up in their political and cultural views. I generally hear that they do—you know, with the so-called "fly-over" zone separating them. In what way do they differ?


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dave272727 7 years ago from Kentucky

There are so many people that hate the South for one reason or another. Yet the largest number of enlisted men and women comes from the South, with the largest number coming from Texas. Yes I am sure someone that is ignorant and just a blowhard is going to make comments along the lines of "military people are stupid". Believe me I have heard it from enough people that are strangely ALL from New England. Yet the same people that want to whine and complain are allowed to do so because of these men and women. So when and if the South secedes and "will rise again" who among you latte drinking, soy foam having, yellow bellied cowards is going to stop it? Are you going to argue them to death? Or are you going to have to put your courage and integrity where your mouth is? Its easy to shoot your mouth off without having to do anything to back it up. Yep we have guns, yep we know how to use them.


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Allan McGregor 7 years ago from South Lanarkshire

Greetings James.

I'm in the process of catching up with some of your stuff and it's good. But, having read the respective profiles of America and Amerika, might I suggest you're too late. Amerika already exists as a separate entity - it's called Great Britain. We pretty much qualify and fit all the criteria you mention.

We have no border control to speak of, an ingrained politically correct Socialist agenda, the most CCTV camera surviellance in the entire world, and we arrest Christians for saying what the Bible teaches...the list goes on.

Positive discrimination in favour of women and minorities has been legalised and murdering a homosexual will get you ten or twenty years longer in prison than beating an old lady to death because 'obviously' the former is a 'hate crime' while killing an elderly woman is an act of love.

Our Welfare State was a noble aspiration that didn't work out, as the social safety net became a societal featherbed for the indolent. And as for the NHS, it was another great idea that didn't work out. While free emergency provision and support for maternity and children's needs are laudable, we like to lavish public money on worthwhile healthcare, like the State picking up the tab for reverse sex-change surgery or methadone and clean needle programmes for drug addicts. It was never ever affordable but founded in 1948 by a bankrupt Labour government using money borrowed from the United States. That's right, American money established the National Health Service.

Like all Socialists, successive British gevernments are adept at spending other people's money, and if you want to pay 60% of your income in direct taxes to keep unemployable alcoholics in enhanced benefits, and pay $10-a-gallon for your petrol (gas), come to Amerika (UK).


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kerryg 7 years ago from USA

Yeah, see, having lived on both the East and West Coasts, but mostly in the middle, I don't really see them as being that similar at all in terms of the issues that are really most important to them. It's just my personal perception and I could certainly be wrong - I'm pretty strongly prejudiced against East Coasters and pretty much everything east of the Mississippi, frankly - but based on my own experiences, the Nine Nations divides things up much more neatly both geographically and in terms of regional preoccupations, especially since the US is not really so much a Red/Blue nation as a Purple one: http://for.missouri.org/smallpurpleamerica.bmp


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

kerryg— I had never heard of this "nine nations" plan. I must say, it is very interesting. Of course, splitting into nine would be much more difficult with the military bases all around the country (and other things). And all nine would be weakened in the international community tremendously.

I was trying to find a fairly even split of the population (and electoral votes) since the populace appears to be split about 50-50 on many irreconcilable issues that face us today. And the aggregate sum of the last 4 elections gives us pretty close to 50-50 split of the people (not land) on this map I included. So, the two countries would still be 150 million people each—no small fries on the global stage.

If the Red states on the map above had Ohio, it would at least be contiguous in the East (as it is without Ohio by water across Lake Erie). Not much way to link it to the west coast. I suppose east and west could go their own ways, making it three countries—but they are well matched in political and cultural belief systems.

I thank you for a nice proposal. It remains a possibility.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

pgrundy— It is possible it would turn violent. It happened here during the Civil War, as you say, and the partition of India might have been worse, with murder and mayhem running amok. Czechoslovakia did partition peacefully, so maybe there is hope there. I agree with the end of your comment—cutting to the chase. It seems to me we could then quit the bickering and let both kinds of people live in the type of society they want—or most of them, anyway.

Thank you for your comments. Nice to hear from you.


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kerryg 7 years ago from USA

Any day the South wants to secede again would be fine by me! Good riddance!

That said, I think the geographical isolation of the two parts of Amerika would be too bothersome, so I propose dividing the US into more than two countries. I think Joel Garreau did a better job with his Nine Nations of North America, which groups people much more successfully by their lifestyle and major concerns than simply splitting us into Red and Blue: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nine_Nations_of_North...


pgrundy 7 years ago

Well, we did try it once, and I confess there have been plenty of moments over the past months when I'm not so sure the union should have been preserved.

The issue I see with your proposal here is geographic. I doubt a serious attempt to partition the U.S. would happen without bloodshed, and then maintaining whatever boundaries were finally laid down would involve constant violence. That's my view, that's what happened before too.

Whatever happens, if the current tone of political discourse continues in the U.S. we'll have civil war anyway, so might as well just cut to the chase.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

SheriSapp— Obama knows he only has a 2 year window to do irreparable damage— now 16 months. That's why he is in such a big hurry—demanding on several occasions that Congress pass bills they haven't read. The stimulus bill will get one trillion dollars to ACORN and other corrupt Marxist organizations by then—sort of like Reparations. I think they'll be happy just to steal the trillion, myself. They already know they will not win the next election.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

chucklinart—Don't get your panties in a bunch, chuck. If your rich states are supporting the "idiot" states then I assume you are in favor of the partition? That's good. Money is not as important as Liberty.

You need to read up on the Taliban a bit. Conservative Americans in no way resemble the Taliban. They don't want women in veils, to kill apostates, murder their daughters for having sex, ban alcohol and music and dancing. Apparently, you don't know any better so I will excuse this remark as mere ignorance. And if you love Socialism you do not love Liberty—the two are diametrically opposed. I would suggest a political science class or book. I am not aware of any proposals to control what people do in their bedrooms. If you are, I'd be interested in hearing about them.

The map reflects the last four Presidential elections combined. One election is not a large enough sample, and besides, this is my prediction how the referendums would go. I said clearly that I recommended referendums in each state. What that means, chuck, is that the citizens who live there get to vote on to which nation they prefer to belong (they should be alive and in the country legally). And I stated that it is possible a few more states might go with Communism and libertinism and Godlessness. I also said that is just fine. Let the chips fall where they may.

Thank you for your insightful analysis. You are a true gentleman.


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SheriSapp 7 years ago from West Virginia

GeeJames, it sure seems like chuck up there is a bit angry and upset. As far as moonchild's latest, we must ALL remember that the USA has already outlived any other nation having our form of government. Sadly, I think the time for listening is past. Did you not hear BO say that he WILL shove some type of healthcare reform down our throats with a 51 vote reconciliation. It seems that if the leader has said he doesn't really care what millions of the citizens want, and he allows his minions (Pelosi, Reid, Jones) to attack and denigrate our thoughts and worries, that pretty much says it all.


chucklinart 7 years ago

By the way, all your idiot states are welfare queens taking from rich, productive, smart states like California and New York. Without our generosity, you would all be living in sub-Saharan Africa, and we would be even richer and freer than we are. Learn the facts, you dumbass.

I am so glad I don't live in Taliban-America where they want to control what you do with your body and in your bedroom. As a REAL American LIBERal, I love my LIBERTY.

I'm all for the separation if it means the smart states don't have to keep sending our money to dumbass places like Texas and Mississippi. You can have your relgious backwater shithole states. I'm sick of having my tax dollars go to support idiots like you.

By the way, even your dumbass map is wrong. Ohio, Indiana, Florida, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, North Carolina, and Virginia all voted for Barack Obama.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

Moonchild60— Well, I say, "Cheers to you!" That's a pretty good answer. It is gentle but firm. I shalt not refute it. Thank you for your insights. Maybe we can work it out somehow. :-)


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Moonchild60 7 years ago

Well I must say James I did think on that question quite a bit before I could respond. Do I want the partition and if not, why not? I do not believe in anything that creates separatism. I do not believe that people need to be pulled further apart but need to find ways to draw themselves closer together.

Part of the problem in our beloved country as it is now is that we are all being pulled further and further away from each other by our differences instead of finding ways to face those differences and create solutions to them. We need compassion and understanding. What happened to that, did it ever exist?

Now we should just divvy up the country into "parts" as well. I know this country is not what the "founding fathers" envisioned. My ancestors have been here since 1646, I believe it was, the Westcott's. They helped found Rhode Island. They also got killed by my ancestors the Mohawk. (Clearly somebody didn't hate somebody somewhere along the line). I doubt my Mohawk ancestors thought the white men were good for their land anymore than my White ancestors thought those savages could cope with the "New World". Who was right? Sure, my white ancestors survived but that sure as hell doesn't mean they were the correct ones now does it? Is it really just survival of the fittest, of the ones with the best arsenal? Is that really all we are?

I think instead of dividing up our country, the country our founding fathers created for better or worse, we need to grow up. America is still a young country with a lot to learn. We need to learn to play nice, to share, not to call names and to LISTEN to each other. Why is that so hard? No, I don't want a partitioned America. I think what God has put together, no man should destroy and lets face it, those founding fathers coming together and creating this country was no accident. Anyway, that is my humble opinion.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago Author

SheriSapp— Myself, I wish we had brains and honor in Washington such as Franklin, Jefferson, Hamilton, Madison, Adams, and George Washington had in droves. I don't know where we could find one such person, nonetheless 56.

For any of these folks today to dream they know more about humanity or government than the team that Providence brought together to found this nation is crazy. And that what is going on here: the throwing off of timeless wisdom for the social experiment flavor of the month.


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