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Secession: No Longer a Nutty Idea

Posted on September 20, 2014

The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes for some in the United States, where almost a quarter of people are open to their states leaving the union, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found.

Some 23.9 percent of Americans polled from Aug. 23 through Sept. 16 said they strongly supported or tended to support the idea of their state breaking away, while 53.3 percent of the 8,952 respondents strongly opposed or tended to oppose the notion.

The urge to sever ties with Washington cuts across party lines and regions, though Republicans and residents of rural Western states are generally warmer to the idea than Democrats and Northeasterners, according to the poll.

Anger with President Barack Obama’s handling of issues ranging from healthcare reform to the rise of Islamic State militants drives some of the feeling, with Republican respondents citing dissatisfaction with his administration as coloring their thinking.

But others said long-running Washington gridlock had prompted them to wonder if their states would be better off striking out on their own, a move no U.S. state has tried in the 150 years since the bloody Civil War that led to the end of slavery in the South.

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4 thoughts on “Secession: No Longer a Nutty Idea

  1. Heh, the only reason why Republicans are spouting secessionist rhetoric is because a Democrat is sitting in the white house. Just watch, if a Republican gets in the white house that will instantly shift and the Dumbocrats will want to leave. LOL. These partisan maggots are such pathetic hypocrites. BOTH parties.

  2. There is a misinformation in this article. The war between the states was because the south wanted to leave the union. It had very little if anything to do with slavery. But like much of our history it has been changed to keep us from the truth. Lincoln was a tyrant just like Obummer is. In fact Obummer is calling Lincoln a mentor Why because Obummer wants to do what Lincoln did and become our dictator.
    And Mike you are right. Ron Paul was interviewed some 20 years ago and said the 2 party system was not working. Of course no one listen to him especially the 2 parties that are conning the American public to think there is a difference.

  3. Achtung, site admins, attention:

    I goofed. I omitted third "i" from "administrators." My comment should read "administraitors" (sic). Can you edit it?

  4. Phillip the Bruce says:

    You mean both wings of the ONE party.