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(Wikipedia)   Although secession is unconstitutional, the constitution allows for states to split or combine into new states. North and South Florida anyone?   ( divider line
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3483 clicks; posted to Politics » on 11 Nov 2012 at 10:25 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-11-11 06:43:10 PM  
8 votes:
Clearly we need to do whatever is most beneficial to the Republican party.
2012-11-11 07:28:56 PM  
7 votes:
I have a better idea:
2012-11-11 06:42:25 PM  
7 votes:
North/South Florida?

Cutting Florida in half?

So.. the Bobbitt amendment?

/Yeah, not proud of that one.
2012-11-11 10:32:57 PM  
5 votes:

Smallberries: California needs to be split into 3 or more. SoCal, North California, and Farmer Cal.

So Cal, No Cal, and Cal Worthington and his dog Spot.
2012-11-11 10:01:50 PM  
5 votes:
Texas out, Puerto Rico in. Money saved by keeping the flag the same.
2012-11-11 07:29:23 PM  
5 votes:

abb3w: I think the split of Texas into five pieces makes more immediate sense.

Nah, just split Alaska in half, so Texas becomes the 3rd biggest state.
2012-11-11 05:03:23 PM  
5 votes:

abb3w: I think the split of Texas into five pieces makes more immediate sense.

I'd say more than five. Like, however many atoms that make that place up.
2012-11-11 10:50:09 PM  
3 votes:
i seceded from my cul-de-sac, and will be appointing housepets as senators.
2012-11-11 10:35:58 PM  
3 votes:
Punt and start over:
2012-11-11 11:46:03 PM  
2 votes:

Britney Spear's Speculum: Those farking retards are gonna ruin the site for the rest of us.

But wait there's more!

The State of South Carolina to Secede from the Union and form it's own Government as a Sovereign State
and then
Peacefully grant the State of S.C. to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.

I'm seriously considering adding a petition to take down the secession petitions. With the power of the internet, I bet that could get to 25,000 'signatures' before the others do
2012-11-11 10:33:20 PM  
2 votes:
I'll just leave this here...
2012-11-11 09:50:51 PM  
2 votes:

vpb: Each of which would be entitled to two senators, regardless of how small its population?

Aye, there's the rub. Still, silly states like Wyoming have two senators, don't they? Pretty much every person in Wyoming IS a senator, and that's less logical than having two senators for the metro Houston area which, with ten times as many people as the entire state of Wyoming, would STILL be proportionately underrepresented in the senate.

There is precedent to create new states from the splitting of existing states. Maine was born when God took a rib from Massachusetts. Same with West Virginia and Virginia. (And other examples which should or should not be included.) I think, however, that the United States needs to avoid balkanization. The only fair way to reapportion would be to create 50 new governing units of approximately equal size. In other words, if you are going to give Houston two senators, which would be fair, you would also have to combine some silly states into one.

For example:

Wyoming, Montana, the Dakotas and Idaho would be combined to form one real state instead of five silly ones.

Same with Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire

Rhode Island and Connecticut

Kansas and Nebraska

And so forth

Let's face it, none of this will ever happen, for many, many reasons, so it might be beneficial for us to learn to live and work united, as specified in the country's name.
2012-11-12 03:17:30 AM  
1 vote:

Mike Polk Jr. already had this well covered for Ohio, with his Ohio Secession Compromise Plan. Really, the only thing that you might be able to argue is that Toledo belongs in "Old Ohio".

/Good luck, Zanesville
2012-11-12 03:03:59 AM  
1 vote:

I can't tell if serious, or making a good joke. Was congressthing really a term for all representatives? If so, wow! if Not, ha!

Feel free to pass it on, and tell the easily fooled that we get the word from the oldest continually operating representative assembly in the world, Iceland's Althing.
2012-11-12 02:35:34 AM  
1 vote:
Do I get more Electoral votes with the purchase of electoral votes of equal or greater value?
2012-11-12 02:01:22 AM  
1 vote:
Oh, and the whole "unconstitutional to secede" thing is a whole bunch of nothing. If a state(s) secede, they're not bound by the Constitution anyways. It's all a moot point. It should be "It's constitutional to kick your ass if you secede". That makes far more sense.
2012-11-12 12:41:40 AM  
1 vote:

vegasj: Does that matter?

Our Government doesn't about the constitution anymore

Ad you accidentally the whole bottle.
2012-11-12 12:17:22 AM  
1 vote:
Sweet! This could finally be our chance to cut Eastern Washington loose!
2012-11-11 11:33:40 PM  
1 vote:

lawsucks: Repubicans suffering from incredible butthurt.l

Check this out.

I'm thinking of signing all of them and getting everyone else to as well, so I can soak in the schadenfreude when they realise Obama is just going to ignore their retardation.
2012-11-11 11:22:59 PM  
1 vote:

quatchi: North/South Florida?

Cutting Florida in half?

So.. the Bobbitt amendment?

/Yeah, not proud of that one.

The Xanth Amendment.
2012-11-11 11:03:32 PM  
1 vote:

I_Hate_Iowa: tomasso: Same with Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire

Wouldn't combining New Hampshire and Vermont be like oil and water? Who has the bigger population?

2012-11-11 10:33:02 PM  
1 vote:
north and south Florida, north and south California, Manhattan and it's immediate area and upstate new york, and then a special area in far west tx for governor hair and his friends
2012-11-11 10:14:39 PM  
1 vote:

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Texas out, Puerto Rico in. Money saved by keeping the flag the same.

2012-11-11 07:23:17 PM  
1 vote:
Leaving the union is constitutional.

The CSA just did it wrong, like everything else they ever did except cuisine and women.
2012-11-11 07:09:22 PM  
1 vote:
Wikipedia? Well, ok I guess.

I am sure the Supreme Court will be referencing this Wikipedia article if the matter ever gets that far. What a great find and even better green-light!

An entire legion of US Constitutional Law professionals thank you subby.
2012-11-11 06:25:49 PM  
1 vote:

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: I'd say more than five. Like, however many atoms that make that place up.

An interesting notion; but "five" is what they were promised by the treaty of annexation.
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