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Question. I wonder is the "United" States heading for another civil war

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jmo On July 11, 2020
Beruset af Julebryg

Yorkshire, United Kingdom
#16New Post! Aug 25, 2009 @ 02:08:42
backseatcynic On January 19, 2010

Henryetta, Oklahoma
#17New Post! Aug 25, 2009 @ 02:12:16
Interesting topic. Living in the south I know firsthand of those that still fly the confederate flag. There's some hardcore southerns that have carried the tenacity of their forefathers that fought in the war. So they aren't happy the way things are and quite frankly that the south lost altogether. It's almost like they'd be willing to fight themselves. Whether or not slavery is an issue never comes under discussion in public circles, but they do want to live their own way and keep government out of their lives.
Now that one point I can see. But let's just say that for the kinds of people I'm talking about, the way they want to live and the way I want to live is, well...different.
fatman On May 30, 2010

asheville, North Carolina
#18New Post! Aug 25, 2009 @ 02:31:04
When I was a kid, you could still find Confederate money. We traded it around kind of like baseball cards. The thing that gave it value was the notion (however childish and misguided) that the South would rise again, and we'd all be rich. One kid actually had a $100 dollar bill!

Speaking of misguided, there is a black guy from Asheville who used to be very active in the NAACP. There was a huge feud over whether the Confederate battle flag should be outlawed. For related reasons nobody quite understood, he quit the NAACP, donned a Confederate uniform (complete with forage cap) and started marching around all over the place with the stars and bars over his shoulder. He kept it up off and on for years! I would see him every once in a while, eyes straight ahead, battle face that said he truly believed Gettysburg was just over the next hill.

I am a southern man of rural roots. I do not own a Confederate flag. Haven't seen a Confederate bill in forty years. No civil war for me! It is an oxymoron anyway. Besides, we outsource all our civil wars now!
drgoofymofo On September 12, 2011

Council Bluffs, Iowa
#19New Post! Aug 25, 2009 @ 06:03:48
Don't knock the midwest! We pasted gay marriage so we are on our way, kinda.

But yea i am wondering why to talk about health care people need to bring guns?
sheepy On March 23, 2010


Treasure Island, United Kingdo
#20New Post! Aug 25, 2009 @ 06:13:29
Why on earth would you have one of those. The old "united we stand" thing not still ring true?
America a land formed by immigrants, with a common purpose, speaking the same language (Putting aside the number of Americans I've met whilst over there who seem to complain bitterly about Mexicans). It just doesn't make sense if in a land formed in near enough the same way - all settlers, building the same towns, some states wanted to split off.

In the UK we have some nutters wanting an independent Scotland, but even that's more logical than in America, because at least there is some (perhaps misguided) historical grudge - over something which happened 800 years ago ( ), but they're a minority and apart from a few, it seems to be more based on "we heet the english" than sense.

Meh, how about an independent Yorkshire
SeniorLiving On August 25, 2009

Pleasant Hill, California
#21New Post! Aug 25, 2009 @ 08:23:04
Actually it is a strange thought. Yes we are a divided country today from what my parents describe. As for interfering in other countries civil war I don't know where we are going. I hope it does not backfire against us. As far as Civil War in the US is concerned I think it is more a matter of a fight over resources and opportunities. I hope it remains a war of words and remains civil.
I certainly can't see Texas break away, I love the state too much. I won't allow it to happen.
KAMPA On October 28, 2013
Admiral Karl Donuts

Uhlan Bator, Mongolia
#22New Post! Aug 25, 2009 @ 12:17:42
I think it very well may be! The reasonable against the irrational,seem to be heading for physical confrontation. Even though they won't admit it the extreme right wingers hate Obama for his race. Which is reminiscent of the causus belli of the first American Civil War!
KAMPA On October 28, 2013
Admiral Karl Donuts

Uhlan Bator, Mongolia
#23New Post! Aug 25, 2009 @ 12:29:07
Here in Texas the governor,one Rick Perry is even talking of Texas secceding from the Union again! Alaskans are also flirting with that idea. The first Civil War was fought after South Carolina secceded,even though it was far from a unanimous opinion,that they do so! Sam Houston famous Texan hero,was opposed to seccesion,as was Robert E. Lee!
But the states secceded anyway!
LOUDBOY On September 08, 2009

#24New Post! Aug 25, 2009 @ 12:43:58
vicki On May 28, 2010


#25New Post! Aug 25, 2009 @ 12:47:00
Sure: The people with health insurance and the people that gotta pay for them to have.
xtreme On April 05, 2012

dirty south,
#26New Post! Aug 25, 2009 @ 13:11:15
@davejey Said

It's amazing that the USofA has kept it all together for so long considering the rest of the world's record.
I have often thought that maybe Texas would go for independance??

lol becarefull dont mess with the bull if you cant handle the horns
MlissaBeth On February 13, 2013
Wait for it!

Tucson, Arizona
#27New Post! Aug 25, 2009 @ 13:25:06
@backseatcynic Said

but they do want to live their own way and keep government out of their lives.

Oh, I believe their quite happy taking all they can get from government.
doubtingthomas On April 26, 2010
Jesus is my homie

Monterey, California
#28New Post! Aug 25, 2009 @ 20:02:10
I'm fairly sure if California and Newyork became thier own country, the rest of the united states would be thrown into 3rd world status.
davejey On March 07, 2018

Wellington, New Zealand
#29New Post! Aug 25, 2009 @ 20:39:47
@xtreme Said

lol becarefull dont mess with the bull if you cant handle the horns

Yeah I think I'll keep my head down on this one, seeing as I live on the other side of the world from USA...
Thranduil On August 31, 2013

QUINCY, Kentucky
#30New Post! Aug 25, 2009 @ 21:16:35
I hope not!!! the last time we had a civil war, the president ended up getting assassinated!!
If we do, Barrack might want to stay away from any theaters for awhile!!!
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