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How would you feel if any US state seceded from the Union? I mean, in 2015.

  1. LoliHey profile image55
    LoliHeyposted 2 years ago

    How would you feel if any US state seceded from the Union?  I mean, in 2015.

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  2. Austinstar profile image93
    Austinstarposted 2 years ago

    Divide and conquer. It works every time. No one learns from history's mistakes and apparently no one learns to get along. What we need in today's world is to learn to get along, compromise, and save the human race.
    But instead, we just pit one group against another.
    I would hate it if any state seceded from the USA. We are all Americans and we need to work together for success.

    1. lovemychris profile image56
      lovemychrisposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      How do you make people get along? It's quite obvious there are those who have no intention of ever getting along. How much more precious time must we waste?

    2. Austinstar profile image93
      Austinstarposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      People - can't live without them and we can't shoot them. We do keep trying though. I wonder if we could just make everyone take valium, Prozac, and whatever drug they need, instead of a gun. Better living through chemistry.

    3. lovemychris profile image56
      lovemychrisposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      U could ask them. Hub is called why liberals and progressives hate America. 1 says send all democrats to China.2 says I'll second that.3 says I'll pack their bags. Ask them why they can't get along.

    4. LoliHey profile image55
      LoliHeyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Austinstar, I actually agree with you!

    5. Austinstar profile image93
      Austinstarposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Wow. There's a first! Enjoy your day!

    6. lovemychris profile image56
      lovemychrisposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      My comment is hidden due to down votes. Second question in recent time this happened. Clique is going to shut off this means of expression for me too. Watch. 1st amendment is nothing here.

    7. LoliHey profile image55
      LoliHeyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Sandy, seriously, what does that tell you?  Think about it!

    8. lovemychris profile image56
      lovemychrisposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I already know what it means "Lolita". Ive been down this road before. Do you think that certain right wingers here are offensive and insulting to liberals? Do you see them calling for firing squad on prez?Are they banned? Comments hidden? status-quo

  3. tsadjatko profile image59
    tsadjatkoposted 2 years ago

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    Wasn't that tried once? Didn't work out so good for the south.

    It will never happen because the states get too much money and services from the federal government - they couldn't survive without it.

    You may be liberated from the sheer living hell of the federal tax code but aside from being illegal of course, you'll also "get fewer government services" Also, your newly independent nation will go into recession, and fast. The feds would take back their highway, airport, and university research funding, and maybe even demand a refund, says the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in an editorial.

    Obama would close down or repossess federal courthouses, prisons, national parks, and military bases that pump tens of billions each into local economies. Plus, newly minted nations would have to pay for their own militaries, says Jack Simmons at the UT-Arlington Shorthorn. "We would also need some form of health care, some sort of disaster relief, a postal service, welfare, social security, FDA, CIA, FBI — the list goes on," totaling well over a trillion dollars. "And that's just start-up costs."

    So you see there is nothing to these hoaky petitions to secede other than an avenue to vent dissatisfaction with being under the thumb of the federal government.

    1. lovemychris profile image56
      lovemychrisposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hmmm, too afraid to put their money where their mouths are, eh? Cowards! If they can't walk the walk,,,stop talking. Charlie Brown mouths: waah waah waaah. Oh, and ingrates.

    2. LoliHey profile image55
      LoliHeyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Good points, Tsad.  I don't think they are cowards, if anything the die-hards would be willing to take the challenge.  However, they probably haven't thought it through.

    3. lovemychris profile image56
      lovemychrisposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      They would lose all the protection and monetary support they take for granted. They love to bite the hand that feeds them. That's why they are cowards, Leave--live your brave destiny without rotten liberals like the rotten prez you all hate so much.

    4. tsadjatko profile image59
      tsadjatkoposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, that's how a liberal looks at the federal Government, THE HAND THAT FEEDS THEM"
      liberals don't believe anyone can feed or take care of themselves without their federal government - so transparent.

    5. lovemychris profile image56
      lovemychrisposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Being a liberal, we are feeding you conservatives. THATS why you will never have courage to leave. Just insult the president and threaten the rest of us with guns. Woo-hoo, big bad Patriots. NOT

  4. Daniel Gottlob profile image79
    Daniel Gottlobposted 2 years ago

    It would probably be a mistake for that state and potentially detrimental to the United States. They would have to develop a new currency and government system and likely go into a recession for some time initially. Even after that, any dampening the federal government provides during crises would fall squarely on that state. Their main trade partner would probably be with the United States. Plus many of the states with active petitions to secede actually get more federal money out then they put in with the Northeast and West get less than they put in.

    Plus, there is too much cross pollination between states for it really seem like a valid proposition. Plus, I doubt states considering it are really homogeneous enough to be a real thing. I would imagine there would be civil arrest within those states if there ever was real traction.

    Overall, I would shake my head and think it is poor decision. Last time we had a civil war and 2% of the population died. Thinking globally I struggle to find a peaceful example of secession.

    1. lovemychris profile image56
      lovemychrisposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Well, and there you have it. They don't want peace, they want domination. I say let them have it: leave, and fend on your own. The rest of us will stay with the mess we have-at least w them gone, we can work together. They are a hindrance to USA.imo

    2. LoliHey profile image55
      LoliHeyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Where did he say that they want domination?

    3. lovemychris profile image56
      lovemychrisposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      There is no peaceful secession, because the whole idea is domination. Vermont almost seceded under Bush, because of his warmongering, torture, etc. They wanted to live by their values...as do Confederates, right? Let them! They advocate watering tree

    4. tsadjatko profile image59
      tsadjatkoposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      What in the world does "Vermont almost seceded" mean?&under Bush?In your dreams!In 2010 "secessionists" ran for governor,lieutenant governor &seven senate seats on a Vermont secession platform and were creamed like .8% of votes.Clean your bon

    5. lovemychris profile image56
      lovemychrisposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Point is, it's nothing new. Let them do it if they hate America under Obama so much. And quit threatening with violence! No one gets all of what they want. If they need 100%, goodbye!

 
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