Personally, I like the present make-up of the country, from a geographic perspective at least. But this whole red state secession movement could be a good thing.
Think about it. Most of the good people of our fine country agree on the need to improve our education system, increase student test scores and reduce our environmental impact, all while also cutting the percentage of uninsured and driving down poverty rates. We can do all that in one fell swoop by just letting the really red states go their own way.
|This map is not funny, but sure makes the point.|
Just think how much better kids from the US would rank in science and math if we didn’t have “Fox News” nation dragging down the average.
It’s not all upside, however. This new loose confederation of Red States – let’s call it Texassippi – will almost certainly become the single biggest drain on our international aid budget.
I mean, how could we stand by and watch as the poor people of this new and impoverished nation suffer under the despotic rule of their misguided leaders. Leaders who rely on slanted, party-controlled media and who clearly prefer one party rule to democracy.
We’d have to help them. It’s just our nature. So, maybe it’s not such a good idea after all. We just can’t afford it.
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