Do you read all of my posts or just the first sentence and then go off on what you think I might have typed OR are you just that bad at reading comprehension?
That's the problem. It shouldn't be that much of a difference the way our federal government is *supposed* to be set up. The current president is probably not that much worse than his opponent, but they both are representing political parties that have lost their damn minds AND forgotten what the constitution says. It does not say "redistribute wealth when the 1% are richer"; it does not say "fight everyone in the world's wars and try to implement our democracy in their country". It does not say "make laws the states have to abide by even if the federal government can't even handle their immigration problem"; It does NOT say "implement healthcare laws and tax those who don't want to play".
Both candidates were a step in the wrong direction, it's just one is a step soooo large I really don't think our kids will be able to pay off his debt, fix the errors that are being made, and fix our standing with the rest of the world. I live in the United States of America, I don't want to live in Canada II, Mexico II, or some melting pot of the failed crap over in Europe. If people would just realize that a large federal government NEVER ends well, maybe we could go back to being a leader instead of whatever the **** we are now. I'm NOT proud to be an American lately and that's sad for me because the change happened somewhere after I signed the contract and promised another four years. Maybe if the states really do secede, they can create what was meant to be instead of this horrible, insane, nasty mess of rich people paying for their politicians and the media and a congress/judicial system/president that have WAY overstepped their bounds.
eta-The way the Constitution is set up is that the States make these choices everyone is divided on. If we actually used the damn thing, there wouldn't be a need for anyone to file a petition. They'd just move to the state that had their laws. I'd feel bad for Colorado...they'd get all the potheads. And I'd feel bad for my fellow Louisiana residents; we'd get all the fatties.
Lillie, I disagree. When you have people wanting to secede in essence because "their guy" lost a fair election and someone else won, I see that as having a problem with democracy. I also don't think that "States rights" will fix the divide in ideology. In every single state, there were people who voted for both sides. And I *don't* think that a great solution for a lot of these things is "If you don't like the laws in this state, move to another."
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I can't even figure out how it how it would work. What would my state called, the United Counties of Texas? And would we need Visas or lose status for the other states? What if there was war? Omg this is such a lousy idea.
Maybe that's why we don't have problems like you guys are having right now - yeah, we're way more socialist if you want to call us that, but federal vs. provincial control/legislation is well defined. Our federal govt, for most things, stays out of the business of the provinces and we run ourselves without the feds' involvement, even in healthcare. Our feds don't tell the provinces what they have to offer in terms of health care, the provinces manage their own health spending and so on. So weird, eh? We are socialist yet basically a country governed almost independently by the separate provinces and territories, yet we seem to have lots of common threads running through each province in terms of the way we want the entire country run. Huh. I never thought of it that way before. Sorry, just thinking out loud.