- Politics and Social Issues
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.