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  •  Hey. Dkos felt it was worthy of FP treatment (3+ / 0-)
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    A sleazy(IMO) book and hundreds comments debated the "question" here on dkos for several days. The author of said tome was given celebrity treatment on the front page and otherwise sane kossacks gave it their imprimatur as a worthy idea.

    I agree Paul is nuts but then again I thought discussing it on dkos was pretty damn nuts too. I assumed the author must have had good friends in high dkos places. I also assumed it increased his book sales considerably.

    America could have chosen to be the worlds doctor, or grocer. We choose instead to be her policeman. pity

    by cacamp on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 06:52:24 PM PST

    •  From the (1+ / 0-)
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      comments from the author of that book, he doesn't think secession is the way to go, but is instead a potentially helpful way to frame the discussion about how our federal government works (or doesn't work, as the case may be):

      Look, whether or not you consider the meta argument absurd (which most normal people will), secession is still a fitting or at least useful and interesting umbrella beneath which to examine the primary source of the dysfunction that's hogtying this country on political, social and moral levels. "Thought experiment" is a phrase I used often when describing the book during research.

      Above all, I'm a realist and I understand secession isn't going to happen and that I'm unlikely to win many converts to my side of the argument. But it’s an argument worth having because I do think it exposes the prevailing source of much of our federal dysfunction.

      •  perhaps, he and I discussed it then but there was (0+ / 0-)

        more. I also felt it was racist in that minotities would be put under the rule of white supremists unless they chose to pick up and leave their homelands. As an Indian man I explained we were unlikely to be removed from our present lands with out a fight, we've been there done that.

        But my main point here is that folks who live in glass houses (dkos) shouldn't throw stones at dummies (Paul) who do the same thing.

        America could have chosen to be the worlds doctor, or grocer. We choose instead to be her policeman. pity

        by cacamp on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 08:02:50 PM PST

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    •  btw, love your signature (1+ / 0-)
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      Couldn't agree with it more

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