With all the talk about seceding, I’d like to give my understanding, and prediction to what will most likely happen to the American union in the next fifty years. This is natural evolution. One mistake that governments make is drawing lines. It happened in the Middle East. The powers that were drew straight lines and said, “This is Iraq, this is Syria, Egypt,” and so forth and so on without any consideration of tribal loyalties, family, religious differences, or politics of the inhabitants therein. Just turn on CNN if you want to see how well this worked. When the thirteen colonies sued for independence from England, their borders had been defined by the common interests of the settlers who had been there since the pilgrims set foot on Plymouth Rock. As manifest destiny “manifested” itself, the states that came about west of the Mississippi were more “straight line,” than natural. Texas and Utah are prime examples. Brigham Young had a vastly different vision of “Deseret” its boundaries included Utah, Nevada, and parts of New Mexico, Arizona, Oregon, California, Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado. Young had it set up with the capitol being in Salt Lake City, of course he would be the governor, and the form of government would be a Theodemocracy. The US “defined” that to conform to what they considered to be a more feasible layout.
Texas had the same problem. The original Republic of Texas was not the manicured track of land we see today. While not being as adventurous as the Mormon plan, it was still considerably larger than the Lone Star State we find today. Imagine a saber tooth tiger reduced to Tony the tiger, and the US Government thought that was greeeeeaaaaat! The original boundaries were arrived at by people with a common interest. In spite of the reformed lines defining Utah, Mormon influence is most certainly evident in the population inhabiting the region today. It does not stop at the borders imposed by congress! Cattle and oil are very disrespectful of the modern borders of Texas. Manual adjustments will never coincide with natural lay of the land.
As we all know, the American government has been overreaching for years, and part of this is because of the artificial definitions of who’s who, and what’s what. Most of the time Federal mandates, and decisions are mandatory, and arbitrary. States make laws, but why? All Uncle Sam has to do is make His law, and the state legislature becomes a complete waste of time. K. C. Massey can carry a gun under Texas law, Sammy says, “No,” K. C. goes to jail. Someone can fire up a joint in Malibu, DEA doesn’t like it, guy gets arrested and has a criminal record. Fundamentalist Mormon wants to marry twin sisters and the Fed can’t seem to find the ink to put one more square on a tax form. See where this is going, folks?
The Ottoman Empire had a pretty good run. Then, one day, someone in Turkey issued an edict, and people in a land far, far away said, “We ain’t gonna do that,” and the Empire didn’t really have the muscle to enforce the act. Slowly, but surely more and more people around the Empire began to stand up, and before long, there was still an Ottoman Empire, but it was kind of like being a Mason. All hat and no cattle. This will be the destiny of what you know as the United States.
The Fed has a choice; let nature take its course, or declare war on its entire people. The Beltway against everybody else. This won’t be North vs South, black against white, Baptists against Methodists, this will be “us” against “them,” them being the elite that have set up royalty to rule over us. Uh, they’re going to lose. In every civilization the people will only take so much before they rise up and call a halt to the whole thing. (Did someone say, “Tea Party?”) The end will come. The only variable is what forms after this event. The United States will dissolve into “regions,” of people with a common history, and common interests. Texas will produce cattle and oil, the Midwest will grow wheat, and California, well, we all know what California will be growing. These regions will have free trade, and common language, and most likely a common currency. Unfortunately there will not be any room for something like the Federal Reserve because the economy will most likely be based on things like gold, silver and oil. The Federal Reserve is based on toilette paper.
Now, of course, the former United States, i.e. being just Washington D. C. by then, will kick, and scream, and sling snot, but they will be just like the Ottoman Empire. This is not to say these regions will not come together during times of need to face a common problem. Someone knocks a couple of buildings down in New York, the regions form an Army, go over there, blow up their country, and then come home. Let themput their country back together and don’t knock down any of our buildings again.
There won’t be any more telling Texas how much oil it can produce, or sending Kansas wheat to Syria, or worrying about what Russia is up to. This will be a true American Union with the interests of each region being centered on that particular region. The interests of people in El Paso will be closer to those of people in Santa Fe, than those of people in New York, but the New Yorkers will still eat steak! If you want to smoke a joint, and marry your same sex friend just don’t go to Deseret, go to California and live the dream. Don’t be a Muslim advocating Sharia Law. These regions will be very steadfast in what they subscribe to, and unfortunately foreign governments (and that’s what Sharia Law is, folks) imposing their will upon an unwilling people will not be tolerated.
Can’t happen, you say? All you liberals out there cite the power of the Government? The power of the government is the people. Five hundred and thirty five arrogant fools cannot dictate to three hundred million citizens. Liberals crack me up. They depend upon a huge government to impose their ideas on the masses. True freedom comes from the people, and when those people get a taste of real freedom it’s gonna get bad. I’m not saying this birth of a nation will be without pain. I’m saying that hopefully, conservative common sense will prevail, and conservative minded people will see that there is more benefit in forming a new understanding that tearing up the entire nation trying to preserve a system that is nowhere near what the founding fathers had in mind in the first place. The world will be watching as cars come rolling out of Detroit, rib eyes out of Texas, and avocados out of California. The quality of American goods will go back up because this will make America Great Again! God bless America? No! God bless Americans!
Simple Ol’ Boy From Austin