To Secede or Not to Secede: That is the question
According to Red Alert Politics, less than a week after a New Orleans suburbanite petitioned the White House to allow Louisiana to secede from the United States, petitions from seven states have collected enough signatures to trigger a promised review from the Obama administration. Red Alert Politics is a site where links can be found to all the online petitions for secession for each state and the number of signatures obtained thus far.
By 6:00 a.m. EST Wednesday, more than 675,000 digital signatures appeared on 69 separate secession petitions covering all 50 states, according to a Daily Caller analysis of requests lodged with the White House’s “We the People” online petition system.
The whole notion of this is extremely bothersome for me personally. This is in small part because I myself am from Louisiana and don’t want to have to move to another state just so Louisiana can fail at making their own government. The larger aspect of why this bothers me is because of what it means. People in these states wish to secede from the United States government because they believe that the system is not acting in accordance with what they believe the founding fathers intended. The founding fathers never intended for more than a third of the Union to secede just because the president that they wanted did not get put into office. Obama is not without his problems, and I mean serious problems, but if you believe that he is not the better person for the job then you had the opportunity to vote him out of office. More people believed he is indeed the better person for the job than did not. That is the way our country works. Welcome to America.
It always amazes me how hypocritical people can be. Many Americans shout time and again, wrongly so I might add, that “This is a Christian country, and if you don’t like it you can get out!!” Their reasoning is that they believe that the founding fathers intended the country to be a Christian one (which could not be further from the truth), and if a person does not agree with the way the founding fathers set up the country then they should leave. Many of these same people now want split up the Union because the shoe is more appropriately on the other foot? It isn’t enough for them to simply want to leave the country and “get out”, they must take an entire state with them. This is the way our government works. People are nominated, someone is going to win and someone is going to lose, some people are going to be happy while others are unhappy. Liberals gritted their teeth through the catastrophe that was George Bush without screaming to secede, Conservatives need to put on their big boy pants and fall in line.
Red Alert Politics comments that “these petitions serve more to make a point than to present a serious proposition, they are a physical symbol of the deep resentment for the direction in which the United States is moving under the Obama administration.” For many people, this is likely the case. For them, it is much more a bluff for flair’s sake. However, there are plenty of people who genuinely like the idea of seceding from an Obama administrated country. Now, some states who have petitioned have stated that should they secede they would remain allies of the US and would maybe consider returning to the Union if they desire to later. This baffles me. People genuinely believe that it is alright to go as far as SECEDING FROM THE UNION because they aren’t grown up enough to accept that the other guy won and think that should they secede they could come back whenever they feel like it? To paraphrase Einstein, either I am crazy or everyone else is, because I can honestly say I do not understand people to even the tiniest degree.
C0-written by staff writer: Sylvester Willis and Liberals Unite