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Whine Country

29 Nov

For the sore losers petitioning to take their respective states out of these united states, let’s all pitch in to create an off-shore refuge and call it Whine Country.

Such self-centered souls remind me of nothing more than the sandlot narcissist always threatening to take his ball and go home if he were not allowed to play quarterback. Spoiled beyond belief from living in an abundantly blessed culture, I can only hope there is a special ed section in purgatory for re-training these latter-day secessionists.

Products of their own times and the societies within which they have been spawned, today’s secessionists suffer from chronic short-sightedness. We went down Secession Road once before, people. A correct and proper reading of our founding documents asserts citizens’ right to change our government, not to divorce ourselves from it. Yes, my native state Texas was once an independent nation. Those first Texans also were hell bent on joining the United States as quickly as possible, knowing full well that they could not fight off another effort to be “reclaimed” by the Republic of Mexico. And when the great travesty of secession was laid to rest in this country, Texas, too, petitioned to return to these United States as did every other state of the late southern confederacy.

Good Lord, people, this nation was founded on dissent and differences of opinion. Somewhere, somehow along the way we seem to have lost the ability to disagree without becoming disagreeable. We are a lesser people for that loss. Divorce, clearly, has become all too easy in our corpulent, overly indulgent culture.

 

 

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Posted by on November 29, 2012 in Back to Basics

 

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6 responses to “Whine Country

  1. AnniePie

    November 29, 2012 at 12:05

    Is there something I can sign that demands the petitioners MUST vacate immediately?

     
  2. Dean Garrison

    November 30, 2012 at 11:09

    I am somewhat of a secessionist myself but enjoyed your take. I’m reblogging it on DCC just to try to give the other side equal time. This is definitely an entertaining read and full of good points. I think most secessionists are just trying to raise enough hell to get someone’s attention, we don’t really want to leave. Just my two cents.

     
  3. Dean Garrison

    November 30, 2012 at 11:10

    Reblogged this on The D.C. Clothesline.

     
  4. Dean Garrison

    November 30, 2012 at 11:21

    I suppose I should explain myself a little more. I don’t want to leave the USA. This is my home. But I am of the belief that more and more we are moving away from our constitution and the ideals this country was founded on and it scares me. When we see injustices in other countries happen we have always been a nation to send support. But when these things happen in our own country, and many of us feel that we are now in the minority, it is a little frightening. So we don’t know what options we truly have other than to start speaking about secession. If Texas ever gets serious about secession I may be your neighbor. That makes four cents and that’s enough. LOL

     
  5. Bret

    November 30, 2012 at 14:02

    Made me giggle. Thanks for the laugh.
    First. This nation was founded by secession. We were whose colonies? We did what exactly? The premise that secession is not an American principle or a part of our fundamental idea is silly. It is something that should always be on the table.
    Not because someone won or lost the election. That is pathetic and childish. However, if you feel that trading security for freedom is wrong, or if you start to question your governments ability to function, or if you wonder at what percentage of taking a workers wages becomes out right slavery? All and many more are reasons to consider it. The result however? Will be more strife, turmoil and hardship than we currently face as a people.

    Now is not the time to actually act on such thoughts or premises. It is only when the burden has become so one sided that we are truly left with no other option. The left is laughing at this idea. Let us be reminded that it was the left who first did so. Spat on one another as you wish, left and the right. Those like me attribute you to a bad episode of a 50’s comedy.

     
  6. twaynemartin

    December 1, 2012 at 19:10

    This nation was founded by very disagreeable states agreeing to be disagreeable. The first state who tried to secede was Massachusetts, and before the ink on the constitution had time to dry. Secession was and is a part of this tenuous union long before the Civil War and since. There is nothing new in these secessionist movements. Most states have had them – though usually small and localized – since their original statehood. As always, it is much ado about nothing.

     

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