Secession didn’t work the first timeNov 15th, 2012 | By Eric Jackson
| Category: 2012-11-15, Editorial, Fall 2012, Opinion, Top Headlines
With 34 states petitioning to secede from the Union on a White House website, it’s safe to say America hasn’t come far since 1861.
In the presidential election of 1860, Abraham Lincoln was chosen to lead the country and in response, southern states decided secede from the Union.
More than 150 years later, we are back in the same position; however this time at the helm of a Democrat not a Republican. Incidentally, “Republicans” were “Democrats” then.
The succession was unsuccessful then and for some odd reason over a century later bitter conservatives think it will benefit now.
These thousands or so petitioners feel like their taking a step forward while in reality it’s a foolish, counter-productive step backwards.
The question is do these people honestly believe their state will be in a better place without the supervision of federal government?
The loss of the abundant amount of funding would only simply weaken the states and the country itself.
Sore loser voters need to take the time to realize that the Obama Administration intentionally set up the online petition that needs at least 25,000 signatures in 30 days to be “considered”.
These uncorroborated signatures are just initials on the website that can’t even be tracked back to tell if that petitioner is a resident of the state or not.
The President won’t take this seriously and only did this to become aware of the nation’s tribulations.
David Crockett, a political science professor at Trinity University, agrees that this is national rebuff won’t last long.
“I’d be stunned if President Obama even mentions it,” Crockett said. “I suspect they’ll give it to some flunky to respond about the legality or wisdom of secession. You get back out there and make your causes more palatable to people. You fight harder. You get better candidates, as opposed to doing something like this. I’m not saying you don’t have the right to do this, but it’s just blowing off steam.”
All 50 states will likely join the petition thanks to upset citizens but what they fail to understand is what’s done is done. The election is over.
I’d never thought I would see a fight for succession in my lifetime and it’s quite disappointing.
Nobody is asking you support our president (even though you should), but simply to not tear apart the greatest country in the world that took blood, sweat, and tears to build.
Unlike 1861, it won’t take years of warfare for these disappointing angry voter antics to pass.
On the behalf of The Spectator staff, if you want to leave then pack your bags, our country is better place without you.