State Secession Petitions: The Good, The Bad, The UglySubmitted by Chris Souptonutski on Tue, 11/13/2012 - 08:53
Alt. title: Confounded, Flustered, Filibustered
Like most people, I love to get swept up in the latest next-big-thing and revel in that "we'll show them, power to the people!" feeling.
Also like most people, I have a skeptical side that says "this will never work. You can't beat the system."
And, as an internet forum-follower, I've developed a healthy sense of paranoia that says "this whole thing feels like a big set-up."
regarding the state secession petitions,
-people are getting angry and active. Given their limited choices and voices they are doing what they feel is in their power to do which is to sign a petition.
-they are forwarding these petitions to their friends via email and posting them to their facebook walls.
-they are reading comments and clicking on links that are hopefully mostly full of good information and little bs.
-some people may feel that once they have digitally signed a petition their job is done and they can go back to sleep
-arguments are started on this issue, friendships are strained because of it
-misinformation on states' rights is spread
-Inaccurate correlations between 'Romney' and 'Obama' states and subsequent petition states are drawn which brings the discussion back down to a left-v-right level of simplicity
-Media outlets muddy the waters by bringing in bunches of 'experts' who will say anything on the subject just so they can be on tv
-hundreds of signatures will be found to be 'fraudulent', all petitions will be found questionable, efforts to restart the movement will be confounded, flustered, and filibustered into oblivion
-signatories labeled civil disobedients, confined to special holding facilities until everything clears up and returns to normal.