Recently I saw that about 20 states started petitions to secede from the U.S. and I'm curious what other people think about that.
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Thank you for all the insight! It's interesting to think about and I quite enjoyed reading your ideas on this.
The states need each other and will always do better as a union than on their own. They showed a realistic map of the election and it is not so much liberal and conservative states as it is urban areas vs small town America.
I used to believe that. But the value systems have grown too far apart. Were still aways away. But this country will break up one day in my opinion.
I have to agree, but the idea intrigued me.
I saw a yahoo article about it and you can see which ones petitioned on whitehouse.org I believe. There's a section there where you can start or sign petitions.
actually, you forgot British Columbia, which would be a vital segment of Cascadia!
You're right! BC is a very important part of Cascadia, and pretty awesome as well! :)
You'd figure it out really quick with all the Federal income tax you collect, that could get spent locally and more efficiently. Plus there will an awful lot of Oil down there to sell to the rest of the old US
I didn't realize the petition for Texas had actually made it through, but you're right that it's a pretty scary thing to think about. I will be keeping a closer eye on this now.
He'll never approve it. I doubt they'll give a real response.
If Texas left the union, the powers that be would find a way for two more towers to explode and blame it on 19 Texans...then invade Texas and take it over. This is the Hotel California, where a state can check out any time, but can never leave.
I agree with that CJ. One of the past presidents said states should never leave, for any reason.
There is legal case law that says they can't leave. I am not saying I agree. But legally speaking they don't have a leg to stand on.
Texas has a large ego, but no real plan. Oil is good, water is better, Texas has a shortage of that and in the future that is going to be major problem for them. Also It would have to wean itself from all the money from the feds they SO detest.
It's easy to get off federal dollars when you're no longer subject to Federal spending mandates like medicaid where the Federal Gov't sticks the State with 40% of the bill.
Probably very true.