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  •  I think (3+ / 0-)
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    jessical, twigg, Neuroptimalian

    In this era, I don't know how tenable that kind of conflict would be. If a region truly voted for secession and acceptable terms for separation could be found, then I imagine they would be let go. Use of force would be self-destructive and would likely lead to pressure from the international community (though I don't think the US would be all that susceptible to it).

    •  It wouldn't be tenable at all (7+ / 0-)

      Neither will it happen.

      A few hotheads wouldn't persuade any of the red states that secession was viable ... it simply isn't.

      I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
      but I fear we will remain Democrats.

      by twigg on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 09:41:25 PM PST

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    •  Debt would be a major issue for secession. (0+ / 0-)

      Undoubtedly, they would argue that the States gets to have all the burden of the national debt, since it's not their fault that there's a national debt and it was created by liberals anyway.

      One amusing consequence is that it might be favorable to the budget deficit, since a lot of the states that receive more federal money than they pay in would be leaving the union.

      Of course, the new country would suffer catastrophic consequences of mismanagement and be right on the border of the US.  Not a good thing.

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