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    Secessionists Not Living in Reality


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     k3vsDad is tired of seeing reports of states petitioning secession after the election. 'To me, this goes against our American way of life,' he said. 'There is always dissatisfaction. While people from time to time talk secession, they don’t think it through. There are treaties, money printing, distribution of and separation of debt, need for passports and visas to visit family and so on. There's more to being an independent nation than just declaring your independence.' What do you think? Leave a comment below or share your own commentary here.
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    Last  Tuesday, citizens across the nation went to the polling stations and  participated in one of the US of A's most cherished duties. We voted for  a government to lead us over the next 4 years without having troops in  the streets and tanks in the Capitol. Voting and peaceful transition of  power has been the brightest light the nation has had to offer to the  world for more than 200 years.

    Yet  there are some in this country who fail to appreciate what an  extraordinary event this is which we as Americans do every 4 years for  president and every 2 years for members of Congress. In addition we  select our state and local leaders again without need of military  intervention. With the exception of the turmoil that erupted in 1861  months after the inauguration of Abraham Lincoln as the 16th president,  our election of national, state and local officials have been bloodless.

    Now  we have "citizens" in at least 23 states who have filed petitions on an  official White House web site petitioning for their state to be allowed  to secede from the Union. This break from reality has even infected a  few souls in the Cornfield. The petition with the most number of  signatories asking for the right to secede and become independent  nations no longer joined as part of the United States of America is one  from Texas.

    Secessionists,  time to wake up. This is not a viable or realistic solution to your  despondency that your candidate was not successful in the 2012 election.  You are not thinking rationally or with any thought of the rashness of  your position. How little faith you have in our American way of life.

    Don't  like the election results? No problem. Many of us are not thrilled. In  fact, almost half of the entire country is not happy. But that is no  reason to act like a spoiled brat saying, "If you don't play the I want  to play, I won't play."

    You  regroup. You figure out what went wrong. You live with the vote. Then  in 2 or 4 years you rally again and try to find a way to win next time.

    What you don't do is petition to secede from the Union.

    That is not the American way.

    From the Cornfield, Earth to secessionists, it's time to come back to ground.

    United we stand. Divided we cannot keep from falling.




    UPDATE: Per the Indianapolis Star there are now 35 states with petitions by citizens for permission to secede from the Union.

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