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A few questions for secessionists

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Most Americans support the United States of America and work within its political system to change leadership. They work within its judicial system to change laws. For example, some of the "liberal elite" that you seem to despise, such as Chris Hedges, Noam Chomsky, Naomi Wolf, Cornel West, and Daniel Ellsberg were the first to challenge the NDAA with a lawsuit .

Alaska's petition asks for a "free election" to allow citizens of Alaska to decide if they "should be a free and independent nation." That's a stupid thing to write. Every state has a right to hold their own elections whenever they want to. The U.S. just had a free election and every American had a chance to vote in it, except for the Ron Paul delegates.

Texas has the most signatures? Fine, invade Mexico, move your border south 200 miles and rename your state Tejas -- we'll do OK without you. Just go away and don't ask to come back when you lose the revenue from the 20 or so military bases there. Have fun patrolling your own borders when the border patrol is removed. And don't cry for help when the next hurricane hits. Texas would be a third world country in no time without being part of the U.S. Besides, the blue states would get most of your electoral votes, thereby nearly ensuring that we'd never have to put up with one of your politicians running, excuse me, ruining the country again.

And as for you Floridians that signed this -- fine, your state can go too. With all your retirees and welfare recipients off the rolls, it would help balance the Medicaid, Social Security and federal budgets. And same goes for you when the next hurricane hits. Good luck having your newly free and sovereign state pay for all of that!

I have seen dozens of posts in blogs from secessionists about taking "our" country back. Whose country is it if it isn't ours? Yours? How is it logical or even sane to call it "our" country when you make up less than one half percent of the population? Take your country back from what? The black man in the white house?

So now, you sign petitions asking permission for your state and everyone else in it to secede because you don't like the election results? Are you kidding me? Instead of asking permission for your state and the other 99.7+ percent of sane people who live there to secede, why not move to a better country? If I were President Obama I would be laughing at your petitions. I'd put all of you at the top of the waiting list for passports and personally stamp them.

Real Americans stick with their country no matter what happens and if they do not like something, they get involved to try to change things from within, not try to break it up. So, your best solution is to pack it up and go if you hate America that much.

It's funny that more than one petition was filed in several states -- the people signing these probably can't read and forgot someone else already filed it for them. It is also ironic that all of the states who garnered more than 25,000 signatures are states that are vulnerable to hurricanes and have recently received federal disaster aid. And if you secessionists are so worried about the NDAA and that "dictator" Obama, then it was real bright to sign your name for secession on a government web site. You probably saved the Department of Homeland Security a lot of time and the taxpayers some money by making it easier for them to add your names to their watch list.

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A small percentage of the population is acting like petulant children that kick over the game board when they know they've lost. So, I put together a fun slideshow for you secessionists. It's called "Deal with it or LEAVE!" You can view it here .

Have fun watching!


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Gregory Patin is a free-lance writer residing in Madison, WI. He earned a BA in political science from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a MS in IT management from Colorado Tech. He is politically independent and not affiliated with either (more...)

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