Twenty five per cent of Americans are open to secession and the break up of the United States. To this add that better than 3 out of 4 Americans are unhappy. And that 64 per cent can't even name the three branches of government. This is a country in crisis.
Angry With Washington, 1 in 4 Americans Open to Secession
Reuters/The Raw Story
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.
Phi Beta Iota: Nullification and secession are alarm bells — the canary in the coal mine as it were. Hawaii, Vermont, Alaska, and Texas are among the states most likely to abandon the United STATES of America in the next decade. When government grows so corrupt that it alienates the majority rather than norm — keeping the majority complacent while abusing only a minority — then government is on the chopping block. Intelligence with integrity — both secret and open — is the foundation for sound decision-making across Whole of Government. We lack that today in the USA. Most interesting, Wall Street and the City of London appear to have finally realized that having their way with us (pillaging and looting the public treasury with abandon) is unsustainable. Both appear to be in primal scream mode, casting about for ways to stabilize the situation, avoid the pitchforks, and protect their existing ill-gotten gains. There is a great deal of information here at Phi Beta Iota, aggregated over the years by many contributing editors. Below are just a few of the most relevant links.
2008 Legitimate Grievances (US Citizens versus US Government)
Graphic: Preconditions of Revolution in the USA Today
We the People Reform Coalition
Worth a Look: Book Reviews on Self-Determination & Secession
2008 The Substance of Governance
GDELT Global Dashboard: Big data for conflict resolution and peacebuilding
Worth a Look: Book Reviews on Corruption 2.0
Worth a Look: Book Reviews on Democracy Lost & Found
Worth a Look: Book Review Lists (Negative Status-Quo)