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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

States seceding? Wait a minute

I keep seeing headlines, tweets and FB posts about states, even every state, wanting to secede from the union that makes up the United States.

No, that is not the case.

It is people within the states signing a petition to secede.

It is a very small percentage of the states' populations asking to secede from the union. It's less than a million people so far.

That makes it about one third of one percentage point. Not a big story. Yes, it is different, so that makes it a story, but it's not a big story.

Funnier yet, though, is the follow up petitions asking that cities like Austin be allowed to secede from their state, Texas, or the others asking to strip the signers of their citizenships.

Goodness, the dumb keep getting dumber. Oh, and the US Supreme Court already approved Obamacare, so it's here to stay. Now, if only they could fix it....

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