The US Can Break Apart Just Like Europe

John Mauldin describes one of the underlying flaws in Europe:

The European Monetary Union was a triumph of hope over reason, pieced together from very dissimilar countries which, while sharing common borders, have very different cultures and economies. That it would eventually face an existential crisis was foretold by numerous critics at the time of its creation. The euro has never been a real currency. It was and still is an experiment, fashioned and shaped by a generation with noble ideas and vision, but tied together by an unworkable structure. Can its foundation be reworked into a solid structure? Or will natural centrifugal forces pull it apart? The difficulties that are faced are somewhat akin to fixing the engine of a jet plane while it is flying at 30,000 feet.

Mr. Mauldin likens Europe to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein monster, a creation made strictly for the benefit of its creators. But that is the nature of most States and reflects the unease and disjointedness currently being there and to a lesser extent in the US. Europe was truly a collection of parts hastily assembled by a modern day Igor and patched together by the power elite who wanted a United States of Europe.

The US had the advantage of a common heritage with common language, traditions and culture, at least when it began. It also had the advantage of a limited government. As government grew beyond the role intended by the founders, politicians increasingly divided the country into factions, stressing our differences rather than our commonality. The notion of multiculturalism, espoused by academics, was taken to idiotic extremes. The political whores, vying for votes, used this concept and disparities in income to divide the country into segments and classes they could pretend to represent. The nation, at least politically, has been deliberately balkanized as a means of advancing the large government agenda.

We may have had a better start than Europe and a longer run, but we are ultimately headed for the same breakup unless politics changes and government is put back into its intended limits. Politics must be uniting rather than dividing, if the nation is to survive. Unfortunately, it is in politicians’ interests to divide as a means of attaining power. It is not in the interests of the country.

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  1. States using the 10th Amd. is a good thing. Some state will not do this because they are on the tit (California). One important thing to remember is that “Reformation” is still in the Constitution and we can be greater than we ever were.

  2. The U.S. will collapse when the dollar becomes worthless which should be any day now. America will divide into “Red States” and “failed states”. The “Red States” will constitute the 2nd. American republic. The 2nd. American Republic will annex “Blue State” territory when and if the necessary “40 years in the wilderness” lesson has been learned by the “Blue State” populations.

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  4. Baha ha ha … all the Commies are getting together to get Obama reelected so he can Continue the Fundamental Transformation Project called HOPE ……. didn’t they kick Bush in the teeth for this out of control spending and inflationary result ???? oh So the Whole Worlds Financial problem is because of that BUSH ?????
    Stocks waver amid China stimulus hopes, eurozone uncertainties
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    World Leaders Urge Growth, Not Austerity
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/20/world/world-leaders-at-us-meeting-urge-growth-not-austerity.html

    And they will use Inflation as their Stimulus Plan …

    http://www.moneynews.com/StreetTalk/Krugman-Euro-Crisis-Apocalypse/2012/05/18/id/439548?s=al&promo_code=EF2D-1

  5. It would be far better for the States to take the action necessary to put the feds back within the confines of our existing Constitution. Dividing into smaller political groups of States would solve very little in the long term. Either option will involve a great struggle and likely not be accomplished without bloodshed as those in power in Washington are no more likely today to willingly relinquish control than they were in 1861.

  6. Agree and hope we do break up at some point in order to save “America”. I would disagree with the division shown on the map. In the east WV, southern VA and western PA and NY will go with the south. In the west, it will be CA and western OR and WA as the west wacko entity. Essentially an east liberal land and a west one, the rest -America.

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