Patriotism and Secession and Who’s Truly the Whacko?


From the Dallasvoice.com

Yesterday, my daughter told me that Twitter was afire with people tweeting about seceding from the United States.  I laughed it off and blamed it on the under 30 set (read that as high schoolers and those that still think they are) being bored and agitating liberals and conservatives alike.  I joked that it wouldn’t be such a bad idea due to the lack of responsibility from ALL politicians today.  I for one am really tired of government spending my hard earned money on their wasteful government spending, political vacations,  the President’s comfort (I knew I should have grown up to be the president)  fake wars and invasions, fiscal cliffs and general lying to the people of the United States.  Heck, anyone who has ever lived with me knows I can spend money too.  I just have  a problem spending other people’s money.  (unlike our government)

It has to stop.

What I didn’t know until today, is that there are many people who feel the same way, and not just the “whacko” Texans (as my NY friends call them).    Texas wants to secede.   So do 37 other states.  What does this say about the state of the true union?  About the 99% ers?  About those of us who are sick and tired of the same ole same ole?

I don’t blame the President.  I blame our system.  The President and every other politician in office right now is just taking advantage of what “We the People”  have allowed.

It has to stop.

I also don’t think secession is the answer.  But if it wakes up the political powers that be, then there’s progress.

Remember what our Constitution says…..what our Forefathers said about forming our union.  Don’t want to reread the Constitution but need a quick reminder about patriotism?

Here it is:

The duty of a patriot is to protect his country from its government.”
―    Thomas Paine

What do you think?  And please….I beg of you.  Be civil.  Don’t call me a redneck, crazy teabagger, religious zealot, inbred Texan.  I’m a sapiosexual remember?

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