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Partition America

Updated on February 26, 2019
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James A. Watkins is an entrepreneur, musician, and a writer with four non-fiction books and hundreds of magazine articles read by millions.

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.

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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    • James A Watkins profile imageAUTHOR

      James A Watkins 

      5 months ago from Chicago

      Red- and blue-state America was already divided before the coronavirus epidemic hit. Globalization had enriched the East Coast and West Coast corridors but hollowed out much in between.

      The traditional values of small towns and rural counties were increasingly at odds with postmodern lifestyles in the cities.

      There were, of course, traditionalists in blue states. And lots of progressives live in red states. But people increasingly self-segregate to where they feel at home and where politics, jobs, and culture reflect their tastes.

      The ensuing left/right, liberal/conservative, Democrat/Republican divide not only intensified in the 21st century, it also took on a dangerous geographical separatism.

      The coasts vs. the interior reflects two Americas—often in a manner similar to the old Mason-Dixon line that geographically split the U.S. for roughly a century.

      Liberals scoff at the deplorables and irredeemables for embracing an ossified, unchanging 18th-century Constitution. The red-staters supposedly cling to their weird, dangerous habits such as owning guns and opposing abortion, while adhering to paleolithic ideas of small government, secure borders, and don’t-tread-on-me individualism.

      Blue-staters are confident that progressive citizens of the world like themselves are where the global action, money, and future lie. And who could doubt the success of Silicon Valley’s wealthy tech companies, Wall Street’s investment giants, or internationally respected universities such as Harvard, MIT, Caltech, and Stanford?

      Progressives believe the story of America has most often been one of discrimination, original sin, and a need for constant repentance and reparations for a flawed past.

      Conservatives feel just the opposite—that one does not have to perfect to be good, and that America is far better than anywhere else.

      Red-staters contend that many blue states are broke and need bailouts to ensure that their generous pensions and entitlements don’t wither away into insolvency.

      Cities are often seen by those in less densely populated areas as dirty, full of homeless people, dangerous, and ungovernable.

      Red-staters also see failed statist ideas the world over. For them, China, the European Union, and much of Africa and Latin America are proof that democratic socialism is neither fair nor compassionate.

      Conservatives welcome in immigrants, but only if they come legally, assimilate to U.S. values, and arrive in manageable numbers to be integrated.

      When the virus hit, these divides intensified.

      VICTOR DAVIS HANSON

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      James A Watkins 

      8 months ago from Chicago

      Wesman Todd Shaw ~ Thank you very much for coming over to read my work. I appreciate your comments, as well as your gracious compliments. I’ll have to check out that Noam Chomsky book. It sounds interesting.

      What you said reminds me of that old W.B. Yeats poem that begins:

      “Turning and turning in the widening gyre

      The falcon cannot hear the falconer;

      Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;

      Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,

      The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere

      The ceremony of innocence is drowned;

      The best lack all conviction, while the worst

      Are full of passionate intensity.”

      I wrote something about Chomsky once. Let me see . . . Here it is:

      “We can’t forget the most radical of them all, Noam Chomsky, who has taught at MIT for 60 years. The Chicago Tribune calls him “the most citied living author” and third most influential writer of all time, trailing only Freud and Plato. It is not possible for any person to hate America more than this guy. While we were at war in Vietnam, he went to the capital city of our enemy, Hanoi, and praised communism while denouncing his own country and hoping for its humiliating defeat. The communist Cambodian genocide of over a quarter of that country’s entire population, Chomsky says never happened. America is evil—“the world’s greatest terrorist state”—and its presidents have all been war criminals since FDR. He liked him OK I guess. Naturally, he also hates Israel with a passion.” ☺

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 

      8 months ago from Kaufman, Texas

      I've a few minor points of contention with the way you see this whole deal. It's pretty common for me to have this sort of thing, and in no way affects my large amount of respect for you and everything you publish.

      But outside of that, you certainly provided very clear lines illustrating the great divide we're experiencing.

      I read Noam Chomsky, and sometimes I like to watch videos and hear him talk on and on about whatever it may be. Of course you know I'm no Marxist, and do not see the world the way Chomsky does - but he's such a fascinating person, and his head is like a repository for countless encyclopedias.

      And he's very right, of course, about a lot of things. One book I have which is basically just a collection of Chomsky interviews, the book is called "Power Systems," and Chomsky talks about how nations collapse for the center not holding.

      Well, the center is in danger of collapse in our modern USA because the extremes seem to be expanding, and this extremity on either end (personally, I am mostly just seeing left wing extremism, not right wing extremism) - is the center collapsing.

      All of it driven on and on and on by that monstrous entity we know of as the mainstream media. What kind of monsters are they which control the mass media, I sometimes wonder.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 months ago from Chicago

      PT ~ I am sorry I did not please you by spending more time on the 17th Amendment. I just see the chance of it being repealed as so close to zero I do not spend much time thinking about it. The 17th Amendment was designed to make the Senate a body elected by the people, rather than by the states. As envisioned by the Framers of the Constitution, the Senate was to represent state interests in Congress. That would be my preference if it were up to me. But it isn’t.

      Our bicameral legislature — a lower chamber with proportional representation based on population and an upper chamber with representation equal for every state regardless of population — was not created thoughtlessly. In fact, it was borne out of intense and lengthy debate on the structure of America’s future government and, specifically, on how to balance the interests of small states versus large states. Between 1789 and 1913, senators were appointed by state legislatures, as the authors of the Great Compromise had envisioned. That is the arrangement I would prefer if it were up to me. But it isn’t.

      In Federalist No. 62, the author, likely James Madison, explained that the appointment of senators by state legislatures gave “to the State governments such an agency in the formation of the federal government as must secure the authority of the former, and may form a convenient link between the two systems.” I totally agree with Madison.

      Without question, the 17th Amendment has led to more growth in the federal government since it eliminates the state voices that would traditionally advocatefor a balance of power between state and federal government. Unsurprisingly and unfortunately, the direct election of senators has almost completely undermined federalism.

      What would the Senate look like today without the 17th Amendment? It would be probably be much more controlled by the Republicans. Using data from the National Conference of State Legislatures as of February 2018, Republicans control 32 state legislatures, the Democrats control 13 legislatures and 4 legislatures are split. So that would roughly translate to 64 seats for the GOP in the current Senate.

      The fact is, only one amendment, the 18th, has ever been repealed, when the 21st Amendment ended Prohibition.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 months ago from Chicago

      PT ~ No sir, “the convention of states is” not “tied to” my “opinion about the 17th amendment.”

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      James A Watkins 

      8 months ago from Chicago

      PT ~ I totally agree with you that Real ID should be required to vote. Why isn’t it the law of the land? Voting is mostly in the hands of the states and California or New York is not about to do anything to stop illegal aliens from voting. They want them to vote. They encourage them to vote. It would take a new federal law and with the House in Democrat hands that is not going to happen.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 months ago from Chicago

      PT ~ Thank you for those quotes from Walter Williams. I had not heard those before.

      “I realized that liberalism had been all too sentimental concerning human nature and that it leaned toward a false idealism. I also came to see that the superficial optimism of liberalism concerning human nature overlooked the fact that reason is darkened by sin. The more I thought about human nature, the more I saw how our tragic inclination for sin encourages us to rationalize our actions. Liberalism failed to show that reason by itself is little more than an instrument to justify man’s defensive ways of thinking. Reason, devoid of the purifying power of faith, can never free itself from distortions and rationalizations.” (Martin Luther King Jr.)

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      PT 

      8 months ago

      James

      Am I correct in thinking that the convention of states is tied to your opinion about the 17th amendment?

      As for the convention of states, any that can suck the air out of the big federal balloon of today's government is worth looking into for a possible solution.

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      PT 

      8 months ago

      James

      You are very welcome and that information in my opinion is just the tip of the fraudberg.

      The question that I have is why isn't REAL ID ("The REAL ID Act, passed by Congress in 2005, enacted the 9/11 Commission’s recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver's licenses.” being required for voting in the 2020 election?

      The main focus from congress for the REAL ID is for air travel. Granted, there is a terrorist attack possibility but I think it is a minor threat compared to the fraud that is rampant in our election. While, a terrorist may repeat a 911 attack, it's casualties while horrific and devastating the actual damage is finite.

      But with voter fraud and the close votes in our elections, the entire foundation of American government can be lost. Isn't that worth protecting?

      We know that it is the democrat party and not the democrat voters that don't want the voters to be vetted for eligibility with mechanisms like using the Real ID.

      In California and some other states, illegal aliens are given state licenses. And these licenses are not any different that those given to Americans. In California, the police are not allowed to inquire whether the driver is an illegal alien?

      This fact is an important failure of the police system. They need to know when they stop someone who they are dealing with at the time of the stop.

      What are your thoughts?

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      PT 

      8 months ago

      James

      I didn't watch it, but I like Mark Levin. I don't know anything about Walter Williams so I looked him up.

      He did an article about "Malcolm X said: “The worst enemy that the Negro have is this white man that runs around here drooling at the mouth professing to love Negros and calling himself a liberal, and it is following these white liberals that has perpetuated problems that Negros have. "

      -- Malcom X a Muslim Minister hit the democrats spot on, in my opinion.

      -- My opinion extends to the left paying for votes from the black voters while at the same time making them economic slaves of the democrat party. It seems over the last 150 years (may or may not be a hyperbole:) they have caused the blacks to be dependent on them. And that has clipped their wings to earn their real freedom. The freedom from government handouts. IMO.

      "If the Negro wasn’t taken, tricked or deceived by the white liberal, then Negros would get together and solve our own problems."

      -- Basically what I have always thought!

      " I only cite these things to show you that in America, the history of the white liberal has been nothing but a series of trickery designed to make Negros think that the white liberal was going to solve our problems. Our problems will never be solved by the white man.”

      -- More blacks should have learned from these teachings of Malcolm X

      -- Your comment is much more descriptive and details the manner of this white liberals tools.

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      PT 

      8 months ago

      T

      Thanks for the comment.

      The reason that I didn't factor in satire is because there is a real problem coming from the left, I would like to be separated from them.

      The only thing that I differ from the article is the method of partition.

      I hope that clears it up.

      As for the Trump win and conservatives, I am sorry I don't remember the disagreement.

      I think that we agree that whatever the problem in the country Trump is the best president to deal with it and the left.

      The left here as in congress has been imprinted by Trump, and I like your comment that says it so well. They can't undo the imprint. I might have paraphrased your comment, but I certainly agree with it.

      T feel free to set me straight when I go off in the weeds. You know that is where the left calls home:)

      Thanks

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      James A Watkins 

      8 months ago from Chicago

      Polititude ~ Thank you for the information and the links about ballot harvesting. I have heard it was used to commit widespread fraud – and that in fact that was its purpose. I will have to look into it further.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 months ago from Chicago

      PT ~ Mark Levin was talking last night with Walter Williams about a Convention of the States. Both Mr. Williams and I had already rejected the idea, which Levin is warming to as of late. My opposition has always been that the Left would find a way to hijack the process, like they do everything else, and we’d end with something far worse than we have now. However, Mr. Levin educated me that 38 states must ratify and there aren’t that many ‘progressive’ states. Maybe it is worth thinking about.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 months ago from Chicago

      PT ~ What historian Jacques Barzun calls the GREAT SWITCH is the hijacking of the term ‘liberal’ since the 1930s. Its meaning has been reversed. Liberal originally meant Individualism - that individuals should be liberated from government interference to do as they please (as long as what they pleased to do was not evil). Liberalism meant ‘the best government is that which governs the least’—the exact opposite of what American Liberals push today: massive regulation, enormous entitlements, gigantic confiscation of wealth, colossal social welfare programs, and a Totalitarian State sticking its nose into every nook and cranny of American life—policing every act done, every word spoken, every thought thunk.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 months ago from Chicago

      T ~ It is always a pleasure to hear your thoughts on any subject.

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      The Logician 

      8 months ago from now on

      P, as usual, you make very good and informed points!

      I need not comment on them as I am not as informed as you on all you discussed but to get that “far into the weeds” seems to treat the satire as irrelevant.

      But I always get educated by all your comments even if we occasionally disagree which is rare. Like I still think the “conservatives” (I wonder how many actually are) in the 2016 primary gave the win to Trump by not uniting. On that you and I still disagree.

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      Politude 

      8 months ago

      Final comment on voting.

      "The lessons to be gleaned are 2-fold.

      First, it is critical that the voter files in Orange County are clean and only have current eligible voters.

      Second, the rules around ballot harvesting should be tightened to eliminate voter fraud.

      Wit several hundred thousand inactive or ineligible voters in Orange Country voter files, couple with known cases of voter fraud, the system is clearly vulnerable to nefarious actors, Republican losses in 2018 cannot be solely blamed on ballot harvesting or fraud. At the same time, we should have 100% confidence in the integrity of our elections, and we do not."

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      Politude 

      8 months ago

      James

      Thanks for the comment, and what I wrote about to T is part of my response to you. The point is that while it would be nice to partition, there is no way to do that.

      "I don’t think the Democrats have ruled California for 100 years though. In 1994, they had a Republican governor and a majority in the state legislature."

      -- The governors of CA

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_governors_of...

      Schwarzenegger while running as a Republican was a RINO and he was a major disappointment. He was a commuter governor, who travelled from Los Angeles to Sacramento everyday?

      Pete Wilson 1994 was the last republican. Ronal Reagan only served as governor for 4 years.

      The governors that followed Wilson were effective in creating what we see today not only in CA but across the blue states.

      -- It is the state assembly that has been the controlling influence on CA.

      https://ballotpedia.org/Party_control_of_Californi...

      https://ballotpedia.org/List_of_United_States_Sena...

      OK, my 100 year statement was a hyperbole. But looking a CA today do you see conservatism alive and well.

      How about 3 decades?

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      Politude 

      8 months ago

      T

      Notwithstanding the satire, there is a definite need to isolate the left from American government, but my point was that there is no real way to do that. That is why I used the liquid analogy.

      The left doesn't belong in America in its present form, which is mutated version of a liberal. The sad part is that the mutation is still in process.

      T I thank you for pointing out the satire.

      It would be beneficial if you could comment on the other issues that I brought up in my comment. It wasn't all about America, Amerika:)

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      James A Watkins 

      8 months ago from Chicago

      T ~ Thank you for checking out my article and for your comments on it.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 months ago from Chicago

      Polititude ~ Thank you very much for coming over to read this article on the idea to partition America. I don’t think the Democrats have ruled California for 100 years though. In 1994, they had a Republican governor and a majority in the state legislature.

      I am, of course, not saying that the population in either of my two new countries would be 100% leftist or conservative. I am speaking of the ruling spirit of the two. Naturally, there would continue to be conservatives living in Amerika and leftists living in America. However, the ethos would be the opposite. Mostly, America would declare its independence from domination by the Left.

      I appreciate you telling me about the The Election Integrity Project California that “provides a list of 11 California counties that have more registered voters than voting-age citizens.. In addition, Los Angeles County officials informed the project that “the number of registered voters now stands at a number that is a whopping 144% of the total number of resident citizens of voting age.”

      Wow. I did not know that. I am going to look into that further. That is shocking. I am surprised no one does anything about it.

      You made several excellent points in your comments. I thank you for them.

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      The Logician 

      9 months ago from now on

      P, you do realize this was a satirical commentary on the insanity of liberalism and the left and just how unamerican they are.

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      James A Watkins 

      20 months ago from Chicago

      T ~ Thank you so much for the outpouring of love amidst the deluge of hate this poor misguided soul keeps showering me with. God Bless You. Jesus loves. Satan hates. The Left hates just like its master. Conservatives love like our Master.

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      James A Watkins 

      20 months ago from Chicago

      Leslie McCowen ~ In reality Conservatives are all about LOVE - we want to conserve what we love. The Left is all about HATE - they want to destroy what we love because they hate it. This is easy to see. Only the Left shouts down speakers they hate on college campi, attacks people for wearing the wrong baseball caps, has roaming mobs of violent hates such as ANTIFA, hates police and wants to murder them like BLM, and openly hates white men - which is what? Racist, Sexist Bigotry!

      Meanwhile your side has such little real hate directed at it no matter how wicked you are that you have to make up fake hoax hate crimes against yourselves - hundreds of them in just the past two years.

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      The Logician 

      20 months ago from now on

      James, talking to a wall. She just changes the subject to another delusion anytime she's confronted with the truth.

      But I highly respect and appreciate your articulation of the truth in every one of YOUR comments. AN EDUCATION IN ITSELF, your arguments are powerful and unassailable!

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      Leslie McCowen 

      20 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      I actually think the group of righty’s here is a bonafide hate group. If you listen to the way you all talk about and demean people who are not like you, it is seriously on a base-line truly mean level.

      I noticed it in 06, on another site, and it’s the same with all of you here. This website is harboring a hate group, imo.

      Go to stormfront or world net daily.....you will see the same comments that are made here.

      Great business model.

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      James A Watkins 

      20 months ago from Chicago

      Leslie McCowen ~ Thank you for coming over to read my article. But to call Conservatives 'evil' is the pot calling the kettle black. Surely you are aware that the Left has a long, ugly history of hatred; being venomously Anti-Western Civilization, Anti-America, Anti-Freedom, Anti-Constitution, Anti-Founding Fathers, Anti-Middle Class, Anti-Democracy, Anti-Truth, Anti-Normal, Anti-Reality, Anti-Achievement, Anti-Marriage, Anti-Family, Anti-Parenthood, Anti-Morality, Anti-God, Anti-Bible, AntiChrist. The spirit that animates this movement is Evil Incarnate.

      Psychological projection is what comes to Leftists naturally—meaning that they unceasingly attribute their own undesirable feelings and ideas to those they despise. For instance, no one is truly more intolerant than those who make ‘Tolerance’ their byword. No group projects more sheer hatred every day in social media than those who make ‘Hate’ their shibboleth. No one decries ‘people forcing their ideas down my throat’ more than Leftists who do exactly that and are proud of it. No one is more bigoted than those who scream ‘Bigot’ at those with whom they disagree. No one is more racist than those who use the word ‘Racist’ constantly as an insult. Those who demand Diversity demand uniformity of thoughts and words.

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      Leslie McCowen 

      20 months ago from Cape Cod, USA

      I agree. I have long advocated we split. Of course, I see it as a way for good people to be rid of the evil and foul right wing.

      I was more looking towards the Pacifica Union....along the coast, with Mexico, America and Canada establishing a nation.

      And you do know of the Russian professor who foresaw America being split, but with other countries owning us.

      https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2010/...

      And I could swear, the narrator in this documentary says that HW Bush sold us off as the next cheap labor market.

      https://youtu.be/Zsqa-YHE36A

      Just look what Trump has done! Given Russia our soybean trade, the wall is all about Russian Steele....I’m sure if China, Japan, Israel, whoever wants a piece, he’ll gladly do it if the price is right. (his benefit)

      Regardless, I agree. We will never get along as citizens, and you guys will never let us win, even when we win.

      People have the right to be free, not told what to do by a Church State....it’s why we came here in the first place, to get away from that!

      When do we pack?

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      James A Watkins 

      21 months ago from Chicago

      T ~ Thank you for taking the time to read my article. I am so glad you love it.

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      The Logician 

      2 years ago from now on

      :-j I love it!

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      James A Watkins 

      2 years ago from Chicago

      Sanxuary ~ I very much appreciate it that you took the time to read my article. Thank you for your thoughtful and insightful comments. Drain the Swamp!

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      Sanxuary 

      2 years ago

      I am a so called Christain and any so called Cristain who supports evil and liars should be called out. What are they even practicing? How to be fooled by the devil when he shows up, just give them the mark now. You think its black and white, Republican and Democrat. That is a low perspective on most people. Right now I would have to be imoral, un-lawful, stupid and a believer in stupid that can not even be argued. They have nothing on this president, just 83 million face book users data that went to the Russians. Why would we partition America when 80 percent of the population is hoping the other 20 percent leaves so we can have a normal life. What is really crazy is Democrats winning in Republican states were called Republicans less then two decades ago. That is why I am happy to know that the party will not drift to far left. This only tells you how radical and how dead the Republican party is today. Trump was never a Republican and the party is now a spineless and gutted organization and the swamp will be drained when they leave.

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      James A Watkins 

      3 years ago from Chicago

      James W. Nelson ~ I have nothing at all against Buddhists. I was only referring to the hatred the Left displays towards one religion and one religion only: Christianity. Therefore, "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," because these are religions acceptable to Leftists, whose real beef is with Jesus.

      Thank you for taking the time to read my article. I spent a lot of time on it. And I appreciate your kind compliments on my work.

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      James A Watkins 

      3 years ago from Chicago

      wba108@yahoo.com ~ I have spent some time in upstate New York and I agree with you wholeheartedly - it is quite beautiful. And surely not as 'progressive' and the City.

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      James W. Nelson 

      4 years ago

      Holy cow, James A Watkins, that hub generated a huge amount of discussion. I read your whole hub, but only the first two comments. I love your idea, and, thankfully, I'm already in one of the American states: ND.

      I have just two comments. the first one I might just have misunderstood something, where Buddhists were included in a list of wacko-like others. I see no problem with Buddhists.

      My second comment I have to agree with your first commenter, If Americka is attacked, no way I'm going to its aid, Let that nest of idiots be annihilated. If you've seen that commercial where Israel is a huge man stopping a huge boulder from going over what? Europe? And then whoever is in that castle starts shooting at the huge Israeli person, so he just lets the boulder go and annihilates those idiots.

      Anyway, a great read, my friend, it been a while since Hubpages, where I've met a good number of good people, including you.

      Your friend, James W Nelson aka Subron7

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      wba108@yahoo.com 

      5 years 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 

      5 years ago from Chicago

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

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      Curiad 

      5 years ago

      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 

      9 years ago from Chicago

      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 Van Peebles 

      9 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 

      9 years ago from Chicago

      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 

      9 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 

      9 years ago from Chicago

      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 Van Peebles 

      9 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 

      9 years ago from Chicago

      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.

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      Rock G. 

      9 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 

      9 years ago from Chicago

      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.

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      Real Freedom 

      9 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 

      10 years ago from Chicago

      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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      Chris Merritt 

      10 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 

      10 years ago from Chicago

      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 

      10 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 

      10 years ago from Chicago

      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 

      10 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 

      10 years ago from Chicago

      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 

      10 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 

      10 years ago from Chicago

      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 

      10 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 

      10 years ago from Chicago

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

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      opinion duck 

      10 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 

      10 years ago from Chicago

      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.

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      opinion duck 

      10 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 

      11 years ago from Chicago

      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 

      11 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 

      11 years ago from Chicago

      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 

      11 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 

      11 years ago from Chicago

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

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      ThePeeDeeWildcat 

      11 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 

      11 years ago from Chicago

      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 

      11 years ago from Chicago

      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 

      11 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.

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      ThePeeDeeWildcat 

      11 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 

      11 years ago from Chicago

      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 

      11 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 

      11 years ago from Chicago

      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 

      11 years ago from Chicago

      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 

      11 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!

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      Steve D 

      11 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 

      11 years ago from Chicago

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

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      bgpappa 

      11 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 

      11 years ago from Chicago

      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 

      11 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 

      11 years ago from Chicago

      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 

      11 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 

      11 years ago from Chicago

      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 

      11 years ago from Chicago

      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 

      11 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 

      11 years ago from Chicago

      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 

      11 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 

      11 years ago from Chicago

      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.

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      Francine Smith 

      11 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 

      11 years ago from Chicago

      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.

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      Lindy's World 

      11 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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      Lindy's World 

      11 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 

      11 years ago from Chicago

      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.

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      Scott.Life 

      11 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 

      11 years ago from Chicago

      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.

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      Scott.Life 

      11 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 

      11 years ago from Chicago

      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 

      11 years ago from Chicago

      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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