Sunday, July 18, 2010
Too Big to Succeed
Ever think the good ole USA is just too darned big to succeed?
Europeans are always mocking our outrageous elections, our ongoing infighting, our inability to agree on anything, and our soccer team.
We have almost 310 million people here, some of them actual humans. Germany's got a mere 82 million, England has maybe 60 million, Sweden has a tiny 9 million if you can stay ahead of the suicide counts. China has over 3 BILLION folks but they are all, well, Chinese and not an enormous tossed salad of cultures and colors like America.
How in the world can Blue Minnesota ever come to a meeting of the minds with Alabama? How can Massachusetts ever compromise with Arizona?
What would happen if we actually did what the Rebels of the 1860's proposed and enforce strong state's rights - strong enough to be considered nations? What if we actually divided into smaller nations, say the Southeast, the Midwest, the West, etc.? What if the anti-tax folks actually had to live in their own stink, plow their own roads, and school their own kids? How long before they come streaming, armed, over our borders to take a chunk of our universal medical care, clean water, public education, state universities, and safe parks?
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