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Richard
Thursday, October 25th, 2007, 05:44 AM
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — In an unlikely marriage of desire to secede from the United States, two advocacy groups from opposite political traditions — New England and the South — are sitting down to talk.

Tired of foreign wars and what they consider right-wing courts, the Middlebury Institute wants liberal states like Vermont to be able to secede peacefully.

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5g2ax-qLr2hKTc6PJMZIgs3jr9ekwD8S1K47G0

I've been up to Vermont a few times and recent years and have seen a lot of bumper stickers and other material promoting secession. There are also large secession movements in Alaska and Hawaii. Here in the former Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia a lot of people have Confederate flags waving but also don't seem keen on the idea of secession, how ironic! What do you think of secessionist movements?

SwordOfTheVistula
Thursday, October 25th, 2007, 06:38 AM
I like the idea, that way each locality's laws can be more tailored to the specific needs and desires of that locality.

sophia
Thursday, October 25th, 2007, 08:35 AM
One of my favorite Americans (or should I say a Texan?) is in favour of Secession so I am biased to it for that reason.
I think it would be good for the world if the USA broke up. I think it would in the long run be good for the American people too. I don't think it would in the short run be good for the corporations who have such a stake in the American economy though. I think for that reason initially there would be a lot of chaos and problems unless it was a very well managed breakup which would require conditions I cannot see occurring in the foreseeable future.

Allenson
Thursday, October 25th, 2007, 04:30 PM
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5g2ax-qLr2hKTc6PJMZIgs3jr9ekwD8S1K47G0

I've been up to Vermont a few times and recent years and have seen a lot of bumper stickers and other material promoting secession. There are also large secession movements in Alaska and Hawaii. Here in the former Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia a lot of people have Confederate flags waving but also don't seem keen on the idea of secession, how ironic! What do you think of secessionist movements?


Yeah, there's a movement here in Vermont for secession. I've looked into it a little bit and have pondered becoming active. I'm a little skeptical however as I am under the impression that the ringleaders are liberal non-Vermonters. Typical.

http://www.vermontrepublic.org/ (http://forums.skadi.net/redirector.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.verm ontrepublic.org%2F)

Some interesting material in this blog:

http://www.vermontsecession.blogspot.com/ (http://forums.skadi.net/redirector.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.verm ontsecession.blogspot.com%2F)


In general, I'm for the idea of the US breaking up into more, or completely sovereign entities. A return to our early roots, if you will...or even more.

SwordOfTheVistula
Thursday, October 25th, 2007, 10:51 PM
One of my favorite Americans (or should I say a Texan?) is in favour of Secession so I am biased to it for that reason.
I think it would be good for the world if the USA broke up. I think it would in the long run be good for the American people too. I don't think it would in the short run be good for the corporations who have such a stake in the American economy though. I think for that reason initially there would be a lot of chaos and problems unless it was a very well managed breakup which would require conditions I cannot see occurring in the foreseeable future.

It would depend on if it was a peaceful withdrawal or violent one. If it was just a peaceful withdrawal, the economy could continue on as normal, though the potential for one state to erect trade barriers against other ones would be there

Dr. Solar Wolff
Friday, October 26th, 2007, 05:18 AM
Yeah, there's a movement here in Vermont for secession. I've looked into it a little bit and have pondered becoming active. I'm a little skeptical however as I am under the impression that the ringleaders are liberal non-Vermonters. Typical.

http://www.vermontrepublic.org/ (http://forums.skadi.net/redirector.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.verm ontrepublic.org%2F)

Some interesting material in this blog:

http://www.vermontsecession.blogspot.com/ (http://forums.skadi.net/redirector.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.verm ontsecession.blogspot.com%2F)


In general, I'm for the idea of the US breaking up into more, or completely sovereign entities. A return to our early roots, if you will...or even more.

Well, when you guys line up to confront the Unionists, just make sure these guys, Vermont aliens, are at the front of the line.