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Originally posted by MrInquisitive
reply to post by OrionHunterX
NO. These states are not petitioning to secede. Nut-job yay-hoos are petitioning. For the state to be petitioning, it would require the state legislatures to do so -- and even then, too bad, because one doesn't leave the Union after joining. This point was proven by the US Civil War. And moreover, some of those states -- Oregon, New York and New Jersey -- no how, no way do they care to leave the Union, and I would imagine that the vast majority in those other states wouldn't either.
So FAIL on the thread title, OP.
Originally posted by Annee
What a bunch of immature spoiled brat children.
Just like the Republican Congress.
Originally posted by Kaploink
Originally posted by CX
When they say these states have petitioned to go it alone, just what exactly does that mean?
Just a few angry loons that put up the petitions and likely advertised them in forums.
No state government has officially requested or started a petition to secede/
Originally posted by Dizrael
can we get a link showing its "angry loons" not state officials?
Originally posted by seriousskeptic
I thought we had had this discussion before, about a hundred or so years ago.
It would be interesting though, to see just how some of these states and their people fare after the U S government withdraws from these "foriegn countries"
No more big government contracts for your industries. That could mean fewer jobs real quick.
No more military bases and the jobs they provide. To say nothing about the protection from some other invaders.
No more Social Security checks for the little things like food, rent, clothes.
No more welfare checks either.
No more highway or school subsides, or anything for police and fire protection grants. I know this isn't much but it still helps out.
I guess what I am saying is; it may be nice to think about these things, but you had best think it through. There may be some down sides which you may have considered.