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There was an election in the U.S. recently. Now don't worry if you didn't catch the action. You didn't miss anything. Both of these guys are pro war, pro Federal Reserve, pro bailouts, pro corporatism
They agreed, in other words, on basically all the major issues.
That means anti-liberty...anti-freedom...anti-individual...anti, in a word, you. But...according to the system in place...one of them 'had' to win.
As the terminally quotable Emma Goldman once quipped: 'If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal.'
Happily for us non-voters, we were once again the majority.
President Obama's re-election sent a secession wave across the nation. Or at least a ripple. I covered this in a Daily Reckoning column titled, perhaps optimistically, The Road to 7 Billion Secessionists. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it was the Texans who led the charge.
Here's a snippet from their petition, as filed on a dot.gov website. (Because really...what better way to 'stick it to the man' than to visit his website and kindly beg of him permission to do so?)
'The US continues to suffer economic difficulties stemming from the federal government's neglect to reform domestic and foreign spending. The citizens of the US suffer from blatant abuses of their rights such as the NDAA, the TSA, etc.
'Given that the state of Texas maintains a balanced budget and is the 15th largest economy in the world, it is practically feasible for Texas to withdraw from the union...to do so would protect its citizens' standard of living and re-secure their rights and liberties in accordance with the original ideas and beliefs of our founding fathers which are no longer being reflected by the federal government.'
Seems a pretty reasonable list of grievances, no? And it wasn't just folks in the Lone Star State who were annoyed at the 'changeless change' coming to the White House.
Indeed, within a week of the election, some 675,000 rebels had inked 69 petitions, issuing forth from all fifty currently-united states.
Folks from Louisiana, Florida and Georgia were among the most enthused of the seditious lot, garnering 36,738...34,468...and 31,799 signatures respectively. Tennessee, North Carolina and Alabama all posted more than 30,000 names. Robamney has promised to grant a generous 'review of online proposals' to petitions that attract more than 25,000 names.
Ah...can you smell that freedom?