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  •  I have to disagree... (4+ / 0-)
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    ... if they are leaving this country then they are leaving lock, stock and barrel.  No arms of any kind (except for the guns they have purchased themselves), no military bases, no military hardware.  If they want to start their own country, they can do it on their own - the United States of America owes them nothing.

    As for economic hardship, that too would be on them.  Currently rethug leadership has convinced themselves and their supporters that austerity is the way they want to go. Fine.  Let them see how long they last with their "balanced budget", states rights, and carbon based economy.

    I haven't been here long enough to be considered a Kossack, does that mean that I'm just a sack?

    by Hey338Too on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 04:05:07 PM PST

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    •  I don't think it is as simple as you make it sound (0+ / 0-)

      If they decide to leave they are going to feel entitled to at the very least a share of the nuclear arsenal and technology. My comment was directed at any liberals who think secession might be a good idea. You will not get them to leave peacefully without giving them a portion of the nuclear weaponry. In their paranoia they would feel threatened if they were without a nuclear umbrella.

      All I am saying is that if you want them to leave you have to think long and hard about the question of the disposition of nuclear weapons. The question has many aspects and in my opinion is one reason that an amicible separation would be highly unlikely.

      Another thing we would need to think about is the percentage of our military who would decide to align themselves with the secessionists. I think the number would be significant if not a majority given that military people are generally a conservative lot. (I am assuming that any amicable separation would give all citizens, including members of the military, the right to choose the country to which they would give allegiance.)

      I only brought up the nuclear question because it is not a problem I have heard mentioned in discussions of secession and it is one that would be very problematic and almost certainly a deal breaker for an amicle resolution.

      Of course this is only one of many reasons that secession is not a workable solution even if it can sound tempting to some people at first glance.

      The world is a den of thieves and night is falling. -Ingmar Bergman

      by Pirogue on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 09:31:34 PM PST

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