Historically, independence has led to peace
January 28, 2017
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What do these new nations have in common? The majority of the people in these regions felt that their larger parent state did not represent the values of their region. They stood up against it and took things into their own hands. Washington D.C. doesn’t represent us. The motto that New Hampshire holds dear, “Live free or die”, is deep rooted in the veins of the people that live and grew up here. It seems each and every day our values are being taken away. Let’s make a stand.
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I think it is most interesting that the Liberal Left in California is asserting their State’s “rights”. They want to stop funding the Federal Gooferment and leave.
Of course, I wish they could “go in peace”. But we have that pesky “War of Northern Aggression” precedent to deal with.
And, of course, California is underwater with its finances, pension plans, and who knows what else.
In factual terms, all that has to happen is for folks — there, here, or anywhere — just refuse to cooperate.
And of course, someone has to go first.
When I was a kid and being bullied, I just made sure that I took out whomever was first. A heavy book bag right up the legs to the “eggs” ensure that no one after that wanted to be first. Sure, I would up in the principal’s office — to spell it right remember that the principal is your friend — but those bullies never bothered me after the first one or two times. Unfortunately, I changes school three times, so the lessons had to be repeated.
Remember the Zen maxim: “Lessons will be repeated until the student learns”.
So why cant we all go our own way?
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