[The date of] 11-9, the day the results were made clear, seemed to me, and to many others, like another 9-11, although one with a crumbling sound that will last four years. The Hidden Trump Vote apparently was real, and the Electoral College “trumped” the popular vote.
Too bad the HRC campaign, along with most comfortable liberals, couldn’t see the wisdom in jettisoning the small-business-will-save-us mantra. Cute shops selling gluten-free unicorn biscuits go over well here in Asheville, but in the Rust Belt, where I grew up, not so much. The Dems might have swung Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Ohio with a common-sense industrial plan.
Still, got to put a load of blame on the Trump voters, first nominating then electing this abomination who serial-lied his way to the White House. To that end, California has reignited a secessionist movement to unhook from the crazy train. Oregon and Washington likely to follow suit. Maybe Hawaii? Check out CalExit and the Yes California info.
Secession would be a difficult path, but some level of regional autonomy should be achievable. Add in maybe — New England? We wouldn’t have to move there. We could support the process by pushing hard on our House of Representatives and Senate folks to let it happen. First order of business for escaping states: Dial back the pervasive cult-of-camo military fetish that has the red states forcing the rest of us to fund their kill-’em-all agenda.
— Larry Abbott
Editor’s note: The original headline for this letter, “Unhook from Crazy Train with NC Secession,” did not reflect the letter writer’s main point. He was not suggesting that North Carolina secede, but that North Carolinians should support the efforts in California to do so.