Let The South Secede

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By John Hubbuch

I'm in North Carolina for a wedding and a trip to Kitty Hawk where the Wright Brothers first flew. The local newspaper had a poll question:"Should North Carolina secede?" 58% were in favor. Obviously the question is a fanciful one designed to provoke interest in the little newspaper. I would remind North Carolina and its sister conferderate states that they did this once before, and it turned out rather badly for them. Remember the part when Sherman went marching.              

I have a poll question:" Should the South be kicked out of the union?" The rest of us would lose grits, hillbilly hand fishing,country music, gator wrestling and a host of other Southern oddities. The remaining nation would be smarter, more enightened, more diverse and more tolerant. Way more government money goes into the South than tax revenue comes out. The South's departure would have minimal cultural impact because the artists would all move to the North or be kicked out of the New South. Maybe it wouldn't be such a bad idea.         

And one more thing. Barack would win for sure! Please sign my petition next spring when you visit Farmer's Market.

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John Butch Murtagh from Oak Park, Illinois  

Posted: October 9th, 2012 11:11 PM

Let's bring this closer to home. I suggest the WJ do a one question survey Should the South (of Madison) secede?

SouthernOPer  

Posted: October 9th, 2012 10:35 AM

"The remaining nation would be smarter, more enightened, more diverse and more tolerant." Wow. Thanks for "enightening" us with your intelligent and tolerant views of the South. It's a shame when those who claim tolerance are actually the narrow-minded.

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