Here’s a question for American citizens to ponder.
Should we break up?
Are red states & blue states too different to coexist as one nation?
Has our system of government become too centralized?
We’ve already had one chapter of American history where half the states seceded to form a new nation.
It led to the bloodiest conflict in American history.
But could secession be mutual a second time around?
Are the differences too much to reconcile and could the nation have a peaceful separation into multiple countries?
Liberal comedian & actress Sarah Silverman apparently thinks so.
She popped the question on her latest podcast.
Check it out:
Maybe we should break up. pic.twitter.com/AbxLes3XjL
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) September 13, 2021
Should we break up?
Here are thoughts from others:
Yes! @SarahKSilverman nailed it! It's time for a peaceful #NationalDivorce! It's time to stop pretending we can make this work. It's time to celebrate decentralized sovereignty. It's time for secession!#TakeHumanAction https://t.co/2zBI4WjMLJ
— Libertarian Party Mises Caucus (@LPMisesCaucus) September 16, 2021
— ClownPatriot🚀 (@ClownPatriot) September 13, 2021
Lefty comedian @SarahKSilverman advocates secession.
— Geoffrey Miller (@primalpoly) September 16, 2021
Make Secession Great Again – Sarah Silverman https://t.co/x1p3rCK25l
— Boris Ryvkin (@BRyvkin) September 16, 2021
Been preaching secession for years now.
This is the best chance for a peaceful USA.
Welcome to the club. https://t.co/OFplTxDB7k
— Being Libertarian (@beinlibertarian) September 16, 2021
Why is this a 'maybe? Secession is the only thing that makes sense. Why do you want to be forced to live with people you fundamentally disagree with?
— Creative Deduction (@CreativeDeduct) September 16, 2021
— Braden Pace (@bradenpace) September 16, 2021
Some states already have a budding movement for secession amongst its citizens.
TEXIT, the case for Texas independence, is one such movement.
— Free Wooly… (@freewooly) September 10, 2021
DO YOU WANT TEXIT ON THE BALLOT IN 2022?
With enough signatures, the TNM can legally force the TEXIT question on the primary ballot in 2022.
Here's the catch. You actually have to physically sign the petition.
Find out more: at https://t.co/2FYnzMiKlU.
TIME IS RUNNING OUT! pic.twitter.com/sTx1rNqSIi
— Texas Nationalist Movement (@TexasNatMov) September 9, 2021
New Hampshire is another state with calls for secession.
I'm a very proud NH resident. I will vote HELL YEAH on this if I get the chance. https://t.co/QxkczO4IBx
— Luke Rudkowski (@Lukewearechange) September 17, 2021
A bill has been introduced to allow New Hampshire to secede from the United States pic.twitter.com/24zc6y7Ref
— The Free State 🦔 (@FreeStateNH) September 14, 2021
From The Laconia Daily Sun:
A New Hampshire lawmaker is pushing for a referendum asking the state’s voters if they want to secede from the United States.
State Rep. Mike Sylvia, a Belmont Republican, said he has filed a proposed constitutional amendment that would ask voters in the 2022 midterm elections to break ties with Washington, D.C., and become a separate nation-state.
In an interview, Sylvia said he filed the measure in response to the federal government’s actions to prevent spread of the coronavirus, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s eviction ban and more recently President Joe Biden’s mandate requiring federal workers to get vaccinated.
“There are hundreds of examples of the federal government overstepping its authority,” he told The Center Square. “Enough is enough. We should put this before the voters to decide.”
He said while succession would likely mean a loss of federal funding and other support from Washington, there would also be benefits for New Hampshire’s residents, such as not having to pay a federal income tax. New Hampshire has no state income tax.
“We are a donor state that pays out more in federal income taxes than what we get back,” Sylvia said.
If cleared for the ballot, the referendum would read: “New Hampshire peaceably declares independence from the United States and immediately proceeds as a sovereign nation. All other references to the United States in this constitution, state statutes, and regulations are nullified.”
The long shot proposal, which was filed with the Office Of Legislative Services, would need to be considered in the next legislative session that gets underway in January.
To make it to the ballot, the measure would need to be approved by a 60% vote in the GOP-controlled House and Senate before it could be put before voters in the 2022 elections.
Under state law, it wouldn’t require approval from Republican Gov. Chris Sununu.
After Biden’s egregious federal overreach, is secession the answer?
Will that create a peaceful divide for the United States of America?
After this #VaccineMandate, DeSantis should just start pushing for secession.
— Lavern Spicer (@lavern_spicer) September 9, 2021
Half of the country wants you dead for making a personal medical decision.
Secession and decentralization are the only paths forward.
— Natalie F Danelishen (@Chesschick01) September 8, 2021
What do you think?