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Old 10-21-2014, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Apex NC, the Peak of Good Loving.
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Not sure secession is such a bad idea, considering the feds continued attempts to destroy traditional Southern culture in North Carolina.
When I was in elementary school we used to say, "Save your Dixie cups, the South will rise again!"

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Old 10-21-2014, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Not sure secession is such a bad idea, considering the feds continued attempts to destroy traditional Southern culture in North Carolina.
I've been considering secession myself, but not from the United States, from North Carolina. Can you imagine how much better the Triangle would be if were could self govern without the influence of the city-hating backwards state government?
 
Old 10-21-2014, 07:14 PM
 
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Not sure secession is such a bad idea, considering the feds continued attempts to destroy traditional Southern culture in North Carolina.
In dollars and cents it would behoove the Feds to cut you loose. Instant 25% (give or take) savings for the Feds in revenue drawn from NC vs. federal expenditures to NC. Simply put Dixie, you are a 'taker' state vs. a 'donor' state. As any arts organization will tell you, culture don't pay the bills.

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Old 10-21-2014, 07:27 PM
 
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Old 10-24-2014, 02:50 PM
 
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I've been considering secession myself, but not from the United States, from North Carolina. Can you imagine how much better the Triangle would be if were could self govern without the influence of the city-hating backwards state government?
Well, what's stopping you?

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In dollars and cents it would behoove the Feds to cut you loose. Instant 25% (give or take) savings for the Feds in revenue drawn from NC vs. federal expenditures to NC. Simply put Dixie, you are a 'taker' state vs. a 'donor' state. As any arts organization will tell you, culture don't pay the bills.
So, the feds drop NC, which would require NC to drop the welfare state. Sounds like a win-win to me.
 
Old 10-24-2014, 04:20 PM
 
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I think secession is a bad idea, but people have the freedom to pursue what others like myself consider bad ideas.
 
Old 10-24-2014, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Baja Virginia
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When I was in elementary school we used to say, "Save your Dixie cups, the South will rise again!"

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What are y'all waiting for? It's only been 150 years.
 
Old 10-24-2014, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Baja Virginia
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Not sure secession is such a bad idea, considering the feds continued attempts to destroy traditional Southern culture in North Carolina.
If you're concerned about "Traditional Southern culture in North Carolina", you should focus your attention on the government of North Carolina (and its cities), not the "feds". The state has been actively soliciting out-of-state businesses to relocate here for a long time, which bring with them all sorts of non-Southern folks (yours truly included) and even (gasp) foreigners! The huge influx of out-of-staters moving here over the last couple of decades has surely done more to "destroy traditional Southern culture" than anything the feds have done.
 
Old 10-25-2014, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Well, what's stopping you?



So, the feds drop NC, which would require NC to drop the welfare state. Sounds like a win-win to me.
Point 1: Because it's crazy, a joke, and there's no real way of doing it.

Point 2: "Welcome to North Carolina, former US state, and current third world country; please ignore the corpses and starving impoverished and homeless people, and try to remember that we have no income taxes! Visit NC, the Somalia of North America."
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