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Secession from the Union

Posted in uncategorized with tags , on December 6, 2021 by andelino

Seventy-four million American voters favor secession from the Union, according to a September 30 poll. The data released by the Center of Politics at the University of Virginia shows that 41 percent of Joe Biden and 52 percent of Donald Trump voters “at least somewhat agree that it’s time to split the country.”

America has rarely ever been more divided than it is now. The division is even destroying democratic ideals. The study showed that about 40 million voters, from both political aisles, “show a willingness to consider violating democratic tendencies and norms if needed to serve their priorities.” They both support the idea of a president acting free of congressional or judicial constraints, something that would only further deepen divisions.

These are alarming political ideals, all built on the dangerous foundation of pro-secessionist. “The divide between Trump and Biden voters is deep, wide, and dangerous. The scope is unprecedented, and it will not be easily fixed,” said University of Virginia Center for Politics Director Larry J. Sabato.

Read more at Poll: Half of Trump Voters in Favor of Secession

America Deadlocked

Posted in uncategorized with tags , on December 6, 2021 by andelino

Before America’s polarized presidential election, impassioned appeals across the political spectrum could be fairly summarized by the words of Woody Allen: “We stand today at a crossroads: One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other leads to total extinction. Let us hope we have the wisdom to make the right choice.”

Any hope for a clear, decisive outcome was dashed last night. Instead we got razor-thin margins in several states that throw undue weight on late mail-in ballots and stoke concerns over vote-rigging. Now comes the tooth-and-claw legal and political wrangling that, whatever the outcome, is guaranteed to leave half the nation feeling cheated and angry.

It fuels national hatreds that have already been flaring in the early stages of civil war. Regardless of who wins, this election has exposed how divided these “united” states are. It has revealed a nation deadlocked by our differences. The presidency is a toss-up. Congress remains split between a Republican-led Senate and a Democrat-controlled House, except with even slimmer majorities. The political composition of both chambers shifted further to the extremes.

Read more at America Deadlocked by Division

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