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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Instead of working together to form “A More Perfect Union” ─

Wrongheaded U.S. citizens threaten suicide: secession
By Carolyn Bennett

Not the first time fools rushed in

Secession in attempt or aspiration extends as far back as the founding years of this nation. The most serious attempt fell on the ground of a bloody war. The Confederacy fell in 1865.

Thoughts of suicide, unilateral secession, though ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of the United States, still persist among fools who prefer destruction over joining to form a more perfect. Selfishly they say, "If we can't have it our way, according to our say, we'll destroy it all!" 

se·cede \si-'sēd\  vi, se·ced·ed se·ced·ing [L secedere, fr. sed-, se- apart (fr. sed, se without) + cedere to go — MORE AT SUICIDE] (1749)

se·ces·sion \si-'se-shən\  n [L secession-, secessio, fr. secedere] (1604)
1: withdrawal into privacy or solitude : retirement
2: formal withdrawal from an organization

se·ces·sion·ist \-'se-sh(ə-)nist\  n (ca. 1850) : one who joins in a secession or maintains that secession is a right
— se·ces·sion·ism \-shə-"ni-zəm\ n
— secessionist adj

Is this the route
U.S. citizens want to take?
One opinion poll reportedly has found that “22 percent of Americans believe ‘any state or region has the right to peaceably secede and become an independent republic.’”

Today’s fools’ rush to suicide

Anyone can create a petition to government on a variety of topics, including secession. A petition must gather 25,000 signatures in order to be considered and given an official response by the Executive Branch of the U.S. government.

CBS News (online print edition) and Russia Today (RT) reported on November 12, 2012, that secession petitions had arrived at the White House from 20 largely U.S. southern states.

Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.


ecide for yourselves how to read the latest suicidal ramblings. 

Then choose the fool's gold or choose wisely to join together in the work of forming a more perfect union. 

Sources and notes


“States petition to secede from union” (by Jake Miller, CBS News), November 12, 2012, http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57548572/states-petition-to-secede-from-union/

“Nearly half of the U.S. threatens to secede,” November, 12, 2012, http://rt.com/usa/news/us-secede-petition-government-540/

“11 ridiculous White House petitions” (by The Week’s Editorial Staff, The Week), http://news.yahoo.com/11-ridiculous-white-house-petitions-125600140.html


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