Tuesday, February 01, 2005

You Can Check Out Anytime You Like, But You Can Never Leave

Joe Donnelley of LA Weekly writes an odious article favoring that California secede from the Union.

The rest of the U.S. has been bearing with California for centuries: building a transcontinental railroad to get to it, fighting a World War in large part to protect it, overruling the illogical rulings from its courts, having its left-leaning politicians skew our laws, and having its media corrupt society. Now when the rest of America begins to say "No! You have to do things our way for a change!" some muse about leaving.

The Civil War wasn't just a war to "end slavery" or "preserve the union". It was fought to fight unfairness. The North had spent years bending over backwards to appease Southern agrarian society, letting their prejudices disproportionately affect nationwide policy. California doesn't want George Bush as President. The Civil War started basically because the South didn't want Abraham Lincoln as their President, even though they had picked most of the Presidents in preceding decades. California has no right to complain if Texans and Southerners choose, in disproportionate numbers, to protect the Blue States and free the world from tyranny.


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