“Sequestration or Secession?”

Is sequestration a fête accompli?

It’s looking more like it everyday.

We’re facing yet another incomprehensible battle in Congress, another unnecessary deadline which could have grave consequences for the nation and the global economy.

Despite being firmly established in a previous economic battle, sequestration — automatic cuts to the budget, half military and half discretionary — has become a political hot potato with both sides pointing fingers fearful of holding the proverbial spud when the music ends on March One!

So, what’s to fear from sequestration?

The agreement calls for $85,000,000,000, that’s billion, in budget cuts in 2013.

Republicans fear a decline in our military; a weakness in our national security. Democrats are worried about untenable reductions to programs for the poor, elderly, veterans, students, and our children, leaving them even more vulnerable.

They’re both anxious that the forced reductions in spending will not only leave us vulnerable but push us back into recession.

Both are right!

But, this is what they wanted. This was the bargain struck when they failed to resolve these issues in the SuperCommittee — a committee that wasn’t so super. Congress backed themselves into a corner and is again holding the American people hostage.

No wonder they’re considered the worst Congress in history; champions of the lowest approval rating since we started keeping track of it.

Is there an answer to sequestration? Can we avoid the automatic budget cuts due to occur on March 1st because of Congress’s inability to work together and come up with a reasonable solution? Can we avoid the perceived catastrophy?

The answer is yes. They could do nothing and remain at the status quo. Or, maybe the answer is secession!

Most of our nation’s problems come from the same Congressional members — the same states. The greatest amount of damage comes from states that have whispered secession: Texas, South Carolina, Alabama, and Arizona. There are three other states that could join them in seceding and likely not be missed: Kentucky, Georgia, and Tennessee.

We should embrace their desire for secession as the answer to sequestration.

Eliminating these seven southern states would take care of many of our budget, deficit, welfare, and employment problems.

We would be eliminating the diabolical threats of Mitch McConnell, the anger and hatred of John McCain and Lindsey Graham, craziness of Ted Cruz, simplicity of Jeff Sessions. We’d cull the inept Blackburn, Gohmert, Wilson, Paul, Franks, and Broun. And we’d eliminate much of the bigotry and contempt many of the electee’s of these states harbor toward the President and the American people.

Allowing these seven states the separation they desire; leaving them to forage on their own, will not rid us of the scourge of other unpatriotic states: Speaker Boehner, Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor, Bob McDonnell, Steve King, or Scott Walker but it will allow us to more effectively counter their insidious and, for the most part, undemocratic ideas and positions.

It won’t end the push for transvaginal probes in Virginia, mandatory drug testing to collect unemployment in Florida, or voter suppression in Ohio, Michigan, or Pennsylvania, but it will improve our ability to pressure these states to protect their citizens’ Constitutional rights and freedoms.

Secession would help end violence against women, solve part of our immigration problem, improve our education, allow us to pass common sense gun control, and strengthen our security.

We would immediately become more productive, ending the misuse of the filibuster, the endless votes in the House on abortion, and we will finally get a jobs bill through the House. Boehner’s promise of jobs when he took the gavel has never materialized. He hasn’t produced a single job since he became Speaker.

Many of the conspiracies will evaporate. We’ll no longer be shackled by the arid thinking of the Arizona contingent, or the muddy quagmire caused by Alabama, or have to deal with the failed banks of Georgia.

The remaining 43 states would be able to handle the perceived budget crisis, tackle the Republican created deficit, create jobs, and stimulate a slow economy suffering from low demand.

Yes, secession seems to be the answer to most of our nation’s problems.

I’ve already drafted a secession plan on a bar napkin, the best parts completed and outlined before the second glass of wine. Sequestration solved!

So, let’s move forward with expediency to remove the cancerous tumors — the seven ungrateful states south of the Mason-Dixon Line — that diminish the greatness of being free…

of being Americans.


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