Crazy Time in TN As Some Want To Secede From America

Submitted by WhitesCreek on November 14, 2012 - 10:58am.

And some want those who want to secede deported. But really...What country would take these people?

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KnightLord's picture
Crazy Time in TN

Actually, the petition requests the Obama administration to allow the state of Tennessee to secede peacefully. Though I'm not sure what the sense is in these petitions, I think I understand something of the reasoning behind it. Since 9/11/01 there has been an increase in the tyranny exercised by the Federal government over the states and individuals, not to mention the increased surveillance, and search powers of the FBI and police {Sneak and Peek}, militarization of local police departments, "Free Speech Zones", deployment of US troops on US soil for urban pacification {1 BCT}, and don't get me started on the bills that have been put through Congress {and those that were defeated but are still being implemented}.

As more and more people find out that these, and so many more issues, are indeed real and not the products of crazed conspiracy theorists, it seems reasonable to me that they would want, not to remove themselves from their fellow states but from the clutches of a federal government that has become drunk with power.

The top story on the page cited by WhitesCreek is that about half of those receiving unemployment will be dropped at the end of the year. 39,000 people are being put on notice. These people, though unemployed, will further lower the unemployment statistics as they are no longer counted as "unemployed". For those who understand how the "Unemployment Rate" is calculated it comes as no surprise that the actual unemployment rate is, and has been for almost 4 years, over 20%. Not an economy in recovery, but an economy in a slow crash, heading for a cliff that may well be unrecoverable {according to some economists} without a major war.

The only state that I know would be better off on its own is Texas. This state has the world's 15th {I think I'm right on this, but it could be 5th} largest economy. Before we write these folks off, maybe we should look at and think about the issues that compel them to this action.

Gosh, it sure has been a while since I visited here. Good to see some things just don't change that much. :-)

well

Well put sir, thank you.

WhitesCreek's picture
Since most of the Obama

Since most of the Obama Administration's bills and initiatives that address jobs have been blocked by the GOP, I would have to question why anybody wants to shrink into a state run by them. The list of GOP obstructionist tactics is too long to delineate here, but I have to say the reasons for secession have nothing to do with forming a more perfect union or a government by, of, and for the people.

KnightLord's picture
Stated poorly?

Perhaps I didn't make it clear, but the scope is much broader than just the Obama administration. In fact it goes back decades, but since 2001 the increase of tyrannical usurpation by the government has been on the increase with no let up at all under the Obama administration.

If you wish to pigeon hole me with a group, put me in with that crazy little Texas, Ross Perot, or maybe Michael Badnarik, even Ron Paul from time to time, but don't try to keep me in one box or the other. I tend to think for myself, so boxes don't seem to be big enough to hold me. :-)

If you wish to pigeon hole

If you wish to pigeon hole me with a group, put me in with that crazy little Texas, Ross Perot, or maybe Michael Badnarik, even Ron Paul from time to time, but don't try to keep me in one box or the other. I tend to think for myself, so boxes don't seem to be big enough to hold me. :-)

There is a large box that will hold anyone who doesn't fit into other boxes. It has a label on the front of it that says, "Radical". If you turn the box to another side you will see a label on it that says, "Extremist". Turn the box to the next side and you will see "Fringe" and on the back of the box it is labeled. "Out Of Touch". You probably missed that box for good reason. It's the one people rarely pay any attention to.

KnightLord's picture
Pigeon Holes?

"Concerned Citizen" said what?

"There is a large box that will hold anyone who doesn't fit into other boxes. It has a label on the front of it that says, "Radical". If you turn the box to another side you will see a label on it that says, "Extremist". Turn the box to the next side and you will see "Fringe" and on the back of the box it is labeled. "Out Of Touch". You probably missed that box for good reason. It's the one people rarely pay any attention to."

So folks that think for themselves, don't want little people trying to run their lives, refuse to be treated as criminals who just haven't committed a crime yet, and {OMG!!!} think differently from you should be so labeled?

If it makes you feel any better to demonize, categorize, and ostracize so you can feel better about yourself; go ahead.

Don't even think about the others who fit inside that box. Don't consider the John Addams, Thomas Jeffersons, George Washingtons, Ben Franklins, or even those who walked the "radical" path of peace like Jesus and Gandhi.

Each of these wore these self-same labels. Thank you, it does seem I'm in good company.

WhitesCreek's picture
Is there an online class in

Is there an online class in self proclaimed victimization that some people take?

KnightLord's picture
Re: Is there an online class

Is there an online class in self proclaimed victimization that some people take?

I keep looking, but so far nada. I found one here locally, but there just wasn't enough cheese to go with all the whine.

"Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses." - Plato

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting

I'm starting to see a pattern here

The more of your posts I read here on RVs the more convinced I am that the box I referred to is the correct one. However, as I read more of your posts I realize the box needs another label on it that says, "Paranoid", and someone needs to close the lid on the box. There is just way too much BS coming out of that box right now. Luckily here on RVs that type of BS hits the wall but it won't stick. Maybe you should try the Tea Party headquarters. They seem to be a lot more receptive to that kind of BS.

KnightLord's picture
The more of your posts I

The more of your posts I read here on RVs the more convinced I am that the box I referred to is the correct one. However, as I read more of your posts I realize the box needs another label on it that says, "Paranoid", and someone needs to close the lid on the box. There is just way too much BS coming out of that box right now. Luckily here on RVs that type of BS hits the wall but it won't stick. Maybe you should try the Tea Party headquarters. They seem to be a lot more receptive to that kind of BS.

Aren't you so sweet? May I point out that 'denial' is not a river in Egypt?

You're pretty good at throwing barbs, but so far you've presented not one single instance where the facts are contrary to my statements. In fact, you haven't even offered an opposing opinion, let alone any facts. In my book, that is denial.

If you are truly a "concerned citizen" then shouldn't you have some facts at your command? Or are you more along the lines of ... Delores Umbridge from the Harry Potter books?

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"Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses." - Plato

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting

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