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The Rise of Secessionist Movements


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: secessionist movements, u.s., politics, news, americans )

Cal
- 383 days ago - cbsnews.com
What citizen fed up with the doings in their state capital hasn't daydreamed of living in a state of their own? Turns out, some of our nation's discontented have been doing a lot more than daydreaming.



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pam w. (191)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 7:48 am
Well...if they're gone....they're GONE! No more Federal benefits, no trade, no support....NADA!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 2:12 pm
Yeah, yeah. This nonsense has been going on for too long now. These neo-secessionists are almost universally disenchanted ultra-right-wing whiners who don't like the "majority-rules" part of democracy. Northern California, northeastern Colorado, all of Texas, even some individual cities. They need to grow up and recognize that what they are complaining about are all the things that make America America (Constitution, rule of law, etc.), and not Myanmar or Saudi Arabia. Maybe we should designate a reservation to where these malcontents can move (Montana? Area 51?) and leave the rest of us alone.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (447)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 2:29 pm
Let me know when the deep South feels the need to leave. Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia has cost this country billions upon billions in government subsities:(welfare, medicade, medicare, Food Stamps). Their educational system is the lowest in the state- yet, the government supplies these states, more than any other in free lunches, and before care and after care food programs.
These are the states Obama brought busses to to enable these people to vote. He failed (fooled?) them in his his first term, and there does not seem to any difference in this term.
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 3:42 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal. They can't succeed because there are corporations within the boundaries that would be "hurt." Although TX was shouting loudly about this awhile back, the corporations within the state would never allow that to happen. But, they can scream all they want if it makes them feel any better. Maybe when it doesn't happen, the people calling for secession will understand that it's actually the Corporate Powers that are in control and just maybe they'll refocus and turn some of their wrath on these behemoths. If only!
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 7:27 pm
It was easier to break away before things became too intertwined. As the video explains it had happened many times in our past, but that was long ago. I recall the place I grew up in, at one time the land was called Newbury. But the people who made their income farming was different that the merchants who traded and got their goods from the Clipper Ships. So finally they broke off, became the city of Newburyport or the port of Newbury. As it was in the center of Newbury, that became Newbury and West Newbury each having their own governments.
 

A F. (132)
Wednesday November 6, 2013, 12:36 am
Thank you
 

Jason R. (63)
Wednesday November 6, 2013, 8:55 am
The State of Jefferson would still be under federal laws. Someone needs to tell these idiots how to secede. I strongly hope it happens in a realistic way. Give them back the south. Let them play with different, failed ideologies on their own. Quit ruining life for the Left!!!
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Wednesday November 6, 2013, 11:43 am
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