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How's this for an idea from someone getting over a migraine.
Why don't all of us homesteaders take over the U.S. or at least most of it. Let everyone else that isn't interested in such things go to the rest of the world and have their own little(or big) war and leave us alone. We'd be fine living in peace with our gardens and animals, and our biggest problems being squash bugs, and fleas on the cats.
I'm really not interested in their war, demands, control or bio-chemical stuff. I'd be quite content to live in God's love with my husband family etc. Well it's a nice thought.
-- Cindy (S.E.IN) (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 16, 2001
My Dad just finished reading a book and left for my family to read called, "THE YANKEE AND COWBOY WARS" I think it is about the political differences between east (Yanks) and West (Cowboys) and the Mississippi River being the divider of the two.
You homesteaders on the other side of the line are VERY welcome to come out here, we have plenty of room, especially after we send all the Californians back to where they came from.
There is still a successionist movement going on, but I am not sure what we would do with the south!
-- Laura (LadybugWrangler@hotmail.com), October 16, 2001.
What do you mean, you're not sure what we'd do with the South? The South would likely do on her own, and let the Westerners go on about their business.
By the way, the Southern Party and the League of the South are STILL growing by leaps and bounds.
-- Green (email@example.com), October 23, 2001.
Green, what I meant about not knowing what to do with the south is that by dividing the country with the Mississippi River, we divide the south, which has about the same views as the rural west.
The successionist movement is alive and well in the South, and is growing in rural pockets throughout the West. Perhaps Jump Off Joe would care to enlighten us on teh progress of the state of Jefferson.
-- Laura (LadybugWrangler@hotmail.com), October 23, 2001.
Actually, the State of Jefferson movement died quietly when Pearl Harbor was bombed.
There's been occassional talk about it since then, but no serious movement.
The local pbs station is Jefferson Public Radio, for what it's worth.
-- jumpoff joe (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 26, 2001.
The secessionist movement is alive and well. There is a growing movement across America to bring about the rebirth of the Confederacy. It has nothing to do with the subjugation or annihilation of another race of people. It has nothing to do with red neck bigotry. It has to do with returning to a Constitutional form of government. A government that respects the rights of the people,...all people. Look at what the socialist (a.k.a.; liberals) have done. The time has come to stand up as a free people against an out-of-control government and demand our rights. Otherwise, we must simply capitulate and hand everything over to the government. There are two extraordinary books that clearly explain the problems. The Real Lincoln by DiLorenzo, and The South Was Right by Kennedy. For those of you who think I am just another bigot; I am also a Jew. Someone who knows what it is like to be hated just because of who I am, and not for what I have done. http://www.geocities.com/spiritof1861/Spirit-of-1861.html
-- Steve Chumbley (email@example.com), October 08, 2002.