In 1861 this nation had a rare opportunity. The cruel short-sighted traitors in the south wanted to secede from the United States and establish their own nation so they could keep their slaves. Unfortunately, President Lincoln feared losing 11 states would reflect badly on his legacy. Like an abusive husband, used physical violence to keep them from leaving him. As a result, these states have hung around the neck of the USA like a millstone.
If Lincoln had let the slave states go, what would our nation be like today? The north would have had universal health care decades ago while the south would still be captive to health insurance companies. The north would have invested heavily in green energy during the Carter Administration, while the Reagan Administration in the south would have escalated mountain top removal for coal and deep drills in the Gulf of Mexico. The result today would be a healthy economy in the north, and a cascade of ever bigger ecological catastrophes in the south wreaking death upon its citizens. In short, the North would be like Switzerland and the South would be like Somalia.
Because Lincoln did not let these states go when he had the chance, their poisoned philosophy has divided this country, even reaching up as far as Wisconsin. Congress is at a standstill. It would have been better to sever the infected limb in 1861 than let the infection climb up north.
Today governors in Republican-dominated states are refusing to participate in Health Care Reform leaving millions of their own citizens to die without coverage. Republicans in Congress have filibustered President Obama 300 times in the past two years to prevent him from doing his job. It would be so much easier to govern if the Far Right had their own country to run into the ground.
They could base their laws on the Bible. They could deny minorities and women the right to vote. They could force pregnancy on rape victims, and stone adulterers and blasphemers. They could teach their children the Earth is 9,000 years old and man and dinosaur co-existed just like in “The Flintstones”. Think about it. Would it not be nice if Texas did not have any influence on our school books? The North could have FEMA and the South could pray for deliverance.
Granted, it would be strange to have a progressive secular country and a JesusLand bordering each other, but at least the Christian Taliban would be contained. Since the far right does not believe in science, their GNP would based upon agriculture. The north would reign supreme in green technology and industry.
Ladies and Gentlemen, it is not too late. Petitions have been filed by many states to withdraw from the union since President Obama’s re-election. Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Dakota, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas have all made their intentions clear on the White Houses’ “We the People” website. They need 25,000 signatures in 30 days for their petition to be considered. Texas already has 22,000 signatures so only needs 3,000 more by December 9th.
This is our opportunity undo President Lincoln’s greatest error. We have a chance to cut these states loose once and for all. Let us support their efforts to secede with our own petition. We have to let the president know that we are okay with them leaving. We will be better off without them.
Abraham Lincoln once said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Since Lincoln’s time home builders have created the duplex. So you really can have progressives and regressives living under the same roof. High school kids heading to college on the north side, home schooled kids heading to work genetically modified fields, collapsing coal mines or exploding oil rigs on the south side.
Letting these states secede would be much like a young couple breaking up and dividing their music collection. North keeps Disco, South keeps Gospel. North keeps Elton John, South keeps Hank Williams Jr. There might be a fight over the Chely Wright CD since she is both Country and Gay, but I think we would prevail. Most importantly, the North keeps all the gays and the South keeps all the rabid homophobes desperately trying to convince themselves they are straight.
I have started my own petition on “We the People”. It is called, “Allow States to secede from the Union. Really, who wants them? We are better of without them.” The keywords for searching for my petition are: secede, traitors, slave owners, Lincoln.
If Lincoln had cut these states loose when he had the chance, they would have been begging to become part of the USA by now. Let us not miss this opportunity now that they are willing to leave. Please sign my petition.
One of the perks of letting them secede is seeing who Evangelical ministers will blame when a hurricane rips through their territory.
My petition states: In 1861 this nation had a rare opportunity. Traitors in the south wanted to secede from the United States so they could keep their slaves. President Lincoln feared losing 11 states would reflect badly on his legacy. Like an abusive husband, used physical violence to keep them from leaving him. As a result, these states have hung around the neck of the USA like a millstone.
Because we lost the opportunity to let these states go when we had the chance, their poisoned philosophy has divided this country, even reaching up as far as Wisconsin. It would have been better to sever the infected limb in 1861 than let the infection spread.
Today many of these states want to secede from the union. Let the president know that we are okay them leaving.