Secession? Really guys?

by Datechguy | November 16th, 2012

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Secession? Really guys?

You know when I see sto­ries like this I really won­der about peo­ple:

As of writ­ing, the Texas peti­tion to peace­fully “with­draw” from the United States via the White House’s open peti­tion web­page is up to 62,481 sig­na­tures, on its way to tripling the required names needed to trig­ger a response from the Obama admin­is­tra­tion. No doubt Texas’s desire to break free is a source of amuse­ment inside a White House that has mas­tered the art of belit­tling the opin­ions of its chal­lengers, but there is one not-​so-​small prob­lem here: Texas could pull it off.

There is absolutely no doubt that Texas could be it’s own coun­try as it has been before. There is also absolutely no doubt that Texas isn’t going any­where nor is any other state.

While sign­ing on to seces­sion peti­tions that mean absolutely noth­ing might be fun and a release to some, any­one pre­tend­ing this is any­thing more than a more advanced ver­sions of online polls about Lady Gaga’s next cos­tume is a fool and any news orga­ni­za­tion treat­ing is seri­ously is guilty of jour­nal­is­tic malpractice.

Yid with Lid is dis­gusted with this but points out some­thing important

But aren’t those free­doms worth fight­ing for? Even after four years of Obama can any­one point to a bet­ter coun­try in the entire world? A bet­ter polit­i­cal sys­tem? As ill as it makes me Amer­ica chose-​we lost.

When George Wash­ing­ton left the Pres­i­dency after two terms it was an incred­i­ble unprece­dented act. A peace­ful trans­fer of power. I sub­mit to you the real test came four years later when John Adams lost his re-​election bid to Thomas Jef­fer­son and peace­fully turned power over to his hate­ful oppo­si­tion. That act estab­lished an Amer­i­can tra­di­tion, we fight like hell against each other, but when we lose even to our polit­i­cal oppo­sites, like Carter to Rea­gan, or Bush To Obama power is peace­fully trans­ferred, and its cit­i­zens still work hard to pre­serve the polit­i­cal sys­tem, coun­try that gave them so much.

As psy­cho­log­i­cally sat­is­fy­ing a placebo might be, we are bet­ter served by actions than stuff like this, to wit, here is the head of the GOP city com­mit­tee the week of the defeat:

Lis­ten to this man, he lives in one of the bluest states in the coun­try, in a city that flipped against Scott Brown from 2 years ago and you don’t see him pack­ing up and giv­ing up or try­ing to break off pieces of Fitch­burg from the city. That’s not fight­ing back, that’s giv­ing up.

Man up, buck up stop this non­sense and lets move for­ward to the task at hand.

You know when I see stories like this I really wonder about people:

As of writing, the Texas petition to peacefully “withdraw” from the United States via the White House’s open petition webpage is up to 62,481 signatures, on its way to tripling the required names needed to trigger a response from the Obama administration. No doubt Texas’s desire to break free is a source of amusement inside a White House that has mastered the art of belittling the opinions of its challengers, but there is one not-so-small problem here: Texas could pull it off.

There is absolutely no doubt that Texas could be it’s own country as it has been before. There is also absolutely no doubt that Texas isn’t going anywhere nor is any other state.

While signing on to secession petitions that mean absolutely nothing might be fun and a release to some, anyone pretending this is anything more than a more advanced versions of online polls about Lady Gaga’s next costume is a fool and any news organization treating is seriously is guilty of journalistic malpractice.

Yid with Lid is disgusted with this but points out something important

But aren’t those freedoms worth fighting for? Even after four years of Obama can anyone point to a better country in the entire world? A better political system? As ill as it makes me America chose-we lost.

When George Washington left the Presidency after two terms it was an incredible unprecedented act. A peaceful transfer of power. I submit to you the real test came four years later when John Adams lost his re-election bid to Thomas Jefferson and peacefully turned power over to his hateful opposition. That act established an American tradition, we fight like hell against each other, but when we lose even to our political opposites, like Carter to Reagan, or Bush To Obama power is peacefully transferred, and its citizens still work hard to preserve the political system, country that gave them so much.

As psychologically satisfying a placebo might be, we are better served by actions than stuff like this, to wit, here is the head of the GOP city committee the week of the defeat:

Listen to this man, he lives in one of the bluest states in the country, in a city that flipped against Scott Brown from 2 years ago and you don’t see him packing up and giving up or trying to break off pieces of Fitchburg from the city. That’s not fighting back, that’s giving up.

Man up, buck up stop this nonsense and lets move forward to the task at hand.

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