The Mature Response

Now that Florida has finally been called for President Obama, Election 2012 is over, at least nationally.  And it did not take long for me to see several friends on Facebook refer to it, and even hear about it on TV.  The “it,” of course, is secession.

That’s right, it seems as if a large group  of Republicans/conservatives are upset that President Obama was re-elected, and now they want to secede.  These geniuses are suggesting that the country should be divided, and all of the “red” states should secede and form their own country.  Brilliant.  At the risk of offending people, that idea is just plain idiotic.  Such a mature response to losing an election, take your ball and go home.  Or in this case, just leave the United States altogether.  I say go for it.  And while you are at it, travel back in time to the 1860s and ask the Confederate States of America how that turned out for them.  I mean, it worked out so well for our country during the Civil War, right?  Approximately 618,000 Americans died during the Civil War.  Good thinking, let’s have a bunch of states secede, because that would, without a doubt, lead to another Civil War.  And because of advances in technology and weaponry, the death toll would be significantly higher.  If you are one of those who believe that the red states should form their own country, stop reading this right now and go get your head checked out.  You are not right.  At all.

Instead of secession, maybe, just maybe, the Republicans can change their strategy from one of trying to get 61% of the white vote to win an election to one that includes all Americans.  Novel concept, I know, but they could try it.  It’s not like Mitt Romney didn’t lose because Latinos voted for President Obama at a 71-27 clip.  Nope, that cannot be it at all.

I get that people who voted for Romney and lost this election are upset, but is the mature response to call for secession?  If secessionists are that fed up with our country, and to be so adamant less than one week after the election points to a longer, more deeply rooted hate of America, maybe they should just leave our great country.  There is nothing keeping you here, and surely no sane individual is going to beg you to stay.  I am inviting everyone who wants the red to secede from the rest of the country to just get the hell out of our country.  Don’t let the door hit you where the good Lord split you.  Now, if you are reading this and have made it this far, you either ignored my plea for you to get help or are one of the rational Republicans/conservatives out there.  You understand that President Obama won in a fair election, and that he will serve another four years.  You don’t have to like it, but you have to accept it.  The choice is yours now, however.  You can either sit on the sidelines and try to undermine the forward momentum our country has, or you can hop on and enjoy the ride.  No matter what you choose, this country will continue to be greater tomorrow than it was today, with or without you.  It is up to you whether you will accept the defeat of the candidate you voted for and be a part of the continued greatness of our country, or whether you will be one of the ones who is hell-bent on undermining our country at any cost.  Me?  I will stand with President Obama and be a proud citizen of the United States of America.

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