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11/6/2013 (1 year ago)

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Parts of Colorado vote for secession.

Fed up with feeling disenfranchised in a state overwhelmed with liberal, left-wing voters, residents of northwestern Colorado have held a secession vote. They are joining a growing trend that is gaining popularity in Obama's increasingly fractured America.

Secession is becoming a popular trend as voters seek to express disapproval at being systematically disfranchised.

Secession is becoming a popular trend as voters seek to express disapproval at being systematically disfranchised.


By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (

11/6/2013 (1 year ago)

Published in Politics & Policy

Keywords: Colorado, secession, Obama, government, America

DENVER, CO (Catholic Online) - Colorado voters in the northeast of the state have voted against secession, following years of increasing marginalization in the liberal state. Despite the no vote, the issue is a sign of frustration with the state and federal government.

Liberals now control the major cities and are imposing their worldview on the entire state, from the legalization of marijuana to laws that restrict individual Second Amendment rights.

Residents say they'd like to form their own state of North Colorado, one where their views will be represented as opposed to just those in the cities.

Welcome to Obama's America. Across the nation, secession is on the tongues of millions of Americans who feel the current presidential administration, as well as their state governments, do not represent their views.

The United States of today is becoming increasingly polarized between right and left, which is evident in government shutdowns, vicious political campaigns, and cries for secession.

Although nothing ever comes of secession votes, and the 4th Article of the Constitution explicitly forbids the creation of new states within existing states without permission of the original state, the votes are still symbolic and significant.

On one hand, there is a growing population of people who want to see less government, less waste, and more individual responsibility. These people don't mind paying taxes, but would prefer (as all would) to pay less. This population is increasingly rural and conservative. On the other hand, there is a growing class of underprivileged people who feel they are becoming increasingly dependent on government. Their jobs, if they exist, relatively pay less and less, and they are slowly being deprived of opportunity and upward mobility. For them, the American dream is only true in their sleep.

In the middle, another class is emerging of people who are fiscally conservative, but socially liberal. They do not identify with either Republicans or Democrats, but fall into a growing middle-class of voters who don't care so much about gay marriage and Obamacare, but they want to see responsible, limited government.

None of these groups feels very well represented in government.

The attitude against compromise, demonstrated in the recent government shutdown, is appalling to most Americans who blame both Obama and the Republicans for their mutual failure of leadership.

There appears to be no solution to the crisis either. Obama, for example, is barely troubled to fix the Obamacare website by throwing more money at the problem. He is doing nothing to repair the onerous provisions to which many Americans object. Nor is he doing anything to actually make healthcare affordable for the middle-class who are now legally saddled with the bill for the lower class.

Republicans, alarmed at the explosive growth of Obama's self-assumed authority, have tried to apply the brakes by essentially shutting down the legislative process and blocking Obama's initiatives at every turn. It's a valid strategy, but one that has turned into a PR nightmare for Republicans as the liberal media machine misinforms and accuses Republicans of harming the nation.

Americans are simply tired of being lied to and of being represented by politicians who do not represent their best interests.

Unfortunately, secession is a losing strategy, as the Confederate States of America learned in the last weeks of the American Civil War. President Jefferson Davis lamented that the Confederacy was "killed by a theory" as individual states, dissatisfied with the Confederate government, seceded from the CSA.

No, secession isn't a solution in itself. However, it is a symptom of a deep, underlying problem-that our government no longer works to serve the people entirely, but rather narrow segments of constituencies that are endowed with money and votes.

Nobody rules based on wisdom and morals any longer. It's just about the votes, and that's enough to make any citizen want to secede in disgust.

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