Yesterday I wrote a ‘Post’ entitled “the lunacy of the USA electoral system” and today whilst getting my daily exercise with a dose of surfing I came across the following;
“In the wake of last week’s presidential election, thousands of Americans have signed petitionsseeking permission for their states to peacefully secede from the United States. The petitions were filed on We the People, a government website.
States with citizens filing include Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. Oddly, folks from Georgia have filed twice. Even stranger, several of the petitions come from states that went for President Barack Obama.
The petitions are short and to the point. For example, a petition from the Volunteer State reads: “Peacefully grant the State of Tennessee to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.” Of all the petitions, Texas has the most signatures so far, with more than 23,000.
Of course, this is mostly a symbolic gesture. The odds of the American government granting any state permission to go its own way are on par with winning the lottery while getting hit by a meteor while seeing Bigfoot while finding gluten-free pizza that tastes like the real thing………………”
I would like somebody to explain to me why Americans think they are such a great people and nation when this inane rubbish occurs. They stand and sing “God Bless America” & “The Star Spangled Banner” with all the fervor of a united country and then come out with such codswallop as this. It smacks of cowardice to me.
Perhaps they could have another civil war, now wouldn’t that be jolly; blowing themselves up. I’m sure the Sino-Russian governments would heartily approve. I can see them now, rubbing their hands together, waiting to share the spoils.
What is the matter with the American people; are they really so dumb as to think this nonsense is proper and allowable?
Perhaps it’s time to re-write the constitution and throw out that which can only be classed as outdated and irrelevant. This will probably get me into deep trouble with my many American friends, but that’s as it may be!
Is it any wonder that some countries and peoples laugh at them? Not really, but I find it very sad indeed.
2 thoughts on ““…One country under God, indivisible…””
Beari as you know I am an American. I love my Country and my state of Kentucky. But I agree with you on every point, WE The People of America, need to get off are (how would you put it) arses and change the things we don’t agree with. This election was not the best in that the canidates weren’t the best to choose from, however we elected Obama so stop the whinning and work with the president to get things done. If you don’t like something call your congressman, complain, keep complaining until someone listens, If every American would share their voice politicans wouldn’t take advantage of the office.
Thank you again Lisa, you of course know that I’m not one of those Yankee haters to the contrary I’m one of the few who do actually like y’all 🙂 but from where I sit and view whats going on over there it appears quite saddening. You know too how much I enjoy my visits to the US, I have found nothing but kindness and consideration from complete strangers and wish that I could stay longer and see more of your wonderful country. I cannot for the life of me understand why so many of your countrymen and women want to tear it asunder.
Like most of the sane world away from the shores of the US of A I like and admire President Obama, I think he is an intelligent good man that has the welfare of his country at heart and, like all I come into contact with, am delighted on his re-election.
He inherited an office that had been abused and misused for 8 years by the previous incumbent which has made is job incredibly difficult. He is blamed for the mistakes of President Bush, and the GOP makes sure that this keeps happening, they want no harm coming to the memory of their last president.