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  •  So. Much. Fail. (2+ / 0-)
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    Losty, terrypinder

    How doesn't it occur to him that the United Kingdom and the United States might have somewhat different rules? Since in the 1860's the South didn't vote it's way out, as I recall.

    I seem to recall a war over that or something. With the South lost because it had a lower population, industrial base, less resources, and wasn't recognized by other nations as a legitimate government.

    Basically exactly as things are now.

    "Think. It ain't illegal yet." - George Clinton | http://ideaddicted.blogspot.com

    by jbeach on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 04:40:50 PM PST

    •  Or that Sotland already has definable borders (2+ / 0-)
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      terrypinder, jbeach

      and a national identity. But no, I suspect they don't realize these things because geography and the study of political systems is right up there with other fact based study like science and math.

      "Speak the TRUTH, even if your voice shakes."

      by stellaluna on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 04:54:16 PM PST

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    •  There are no 'rules' (0+ / 0-)

      for secession.  

      The UK and Scotland are acting adult about it because they have pretty much been fighting for hundreds of years.  It took Ireland hundreds of years too, and a lot of the population of N Ireland still wants their independence.

      I also recall a war between the UK and the American territories over much the same thing.

      People here are not looking at actual history, they are just enjoying poking fun at Republicans.

      Which is fine in my book, but I don't confuse it with an actual discourse on secession.

      •  Not sure how that means I'm wrong? (0+ / 0-)

        That Scotland and the UK eventually got to the place where Scotland can vote it's way free, does make it a pretty different situation than the US government and it's individual states - correct?

        If that's the case, that does mean that the analogy the guy is employing doesn't fit, right?

        "Think. It ain't illegal yet." - George Clinton | http://ideaddicted.blogspot.com

        by jbeach on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 11:08:22 AM PST

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