I disagree. It is not the American way to secede and faction apart, but rather to consolidate and come together so as to more efficiently deal with
the problems facing this nation and defend against threats both foreign and domestic. We have seen this trend followed twice prominently - once after
the revolution and again during the Civil War.
Actually it's three times once right after the Civil War Massachussetes wanted to leave the union over tariffs. Once during Andrew Jackson's
Presidency several states wanted to leave the Union but Jackson to his credit talked them out of it during a speach to a joint session of Congress.
Finally there was the civil war.
Yet why Andrew Jackson resorted to talking the renegade states back into the fold is because the Union was set up as an 'experiment' in Government
and to a man the forefathers felt that each state would be able to withdraw from the Union at any time if they belonging to the Union was not working
Jackson's argument was that the other states would suffer irreprable harm should those states leave. The states decided to stay in the Union but in
part because Jackson promised reforms he did deliver on including shutting down the National Bank that Alexander Hamilton had set up during his
The reality is that the Forefathers did not want a massive bloated all powerful central government.
If they were alive to day I have no doubt whatsoever that each of them would be urging their states to leave this union.
They did not want an intrusive Federal Government but simply an entity to set uniform tariffs when it came to international commerce, and an entity to
arbitrate disputes between states, and an entity to conduct a uniform foreign policy for all the states which they envisioned as being non-intervening
in the affairs of other countries. They wanted an entity that could raise a national army in times of war and the only time the Federal Government had
the power to directly tax the citizens was in times of war. The rest of the time the states would each contribute towards a small, and purposefully
weak Federal Government so it would not become so dictatorial or powerful that it's power could rival any individual state's sovereignty.
Does that sound like our Government?
No it sure doesn't. I know you mean well, but the reality is the majority of the politicians in Washington who have long ago exceeded their mandates
and constitutional powers do not mean well and they have not meant well for over a 100 years now.
States that border oceans or other countries are in an ideal geographical situation to leave the Union.
I was born in 1964 and my political minded grandparents and their friends had felt even in the early 1970s that the country had wandered too far off
They would be rolling over in their graves if they could see what has transpired in the last 30 years.
Washington is out of touch with the will of the people and has been for many, many decades.
Sooner or later some situations reach a breaking point. It's a shame that so many people do not understand it has nothing to do with Obama, race,
political parties or any of the nonsense that so many people like to point to in order to excuse what in reality most of them are ignorant of...and
that's the fact that this is not the Government our Constitution or the men who did fight and die to create it wanted.
We have over the course of the last 29 years become a psuedo fascist state, an empire, and a war mongering nation intent to impose hypocritical and
double standards on weaker nations throughout the world. We do it often for all the wrong reasons and America's stature in the world suffers for it,
and Americans suffer for it.
We need to get back to a constitutional form of government. Washington can lead the way but it is not...it is headed in the opposite direction.
At the nation's founding essentially the government that had the most control and say and power over a citizen was the State's that you lived in.
I live in South Florida and believe me when I tell you the Federal Government has little influence or control over it and that is for a very real
reason. By and large most South Floridians simply to not respect nor appreciate how Washington does business. It's been that way since the 1980's
and it is not changing except for the worse.
The Federal Government is a bloated, wasteful, incompetent entity geared towards expanding and perpetuating it's own power and influence and nothing
else. It does not represent the average citizen it represents the super wealthy and foreign entities.
It has become a joke and the reality is most Americans are too harried, and too stressed and too self absorbed to even understand what our government
was meant to be let alone take responsible steps to help restore the nation's integrity.
United we stand, divided we fall sounds great.
Yet the other side of that coin is also, United we will all fall when things reach this kind of moral and economic bankrupting circumstances and
divided some of us will live to enjoy freedom and liberty the way our forefathers intended for it to be, not the way the Federal Reserve and the
International Corporations imagine it should be for their own benefit.
Our forefathers if they were alive today would see in Washington everything they dreaded ever happening and they would waste no time taking up arms
again if need be to correct it.
8 years practically after Septermber 11, 2001 not one person even in abstentia has been tried in an American court of law. Trillions of dollars wasted
in fighting phony pointless wars except for the international corporations who have profited on them.
This nation is broken in more ways than one. Washington broke it. Free thinking people created this nation not lemmings and free thinking people will
restore it or break away from it.