But, "we don't like him" (read that in your whiniest voice) so we're going to what? Secede? Run away? What are we the French? Texans are supposed to be rough tough cowboys. John Wayne and Clint Eastwood are our celebrated heroes and yet now that "we don't like him" we're going to turn and run away from the greatest nation that ever existed? How stupid could you be?
If you take a look around at the wealth and freedom we have, I don't care what's going on around that you don't like, you have to admit that we have it pretty good. Speaking in American terms here, my family is in a bit of a tough time financially right now. Even though we walked through Dave Ramsey's program four years ago and got out of debt we are having a tough time now. It's because we are out of debt that we are not freaking out right now. We barely have enough to get by right now...like $0.78 in the bank account, but we're making it. Now let me break that down as it realates to a huge percentage of the rest of the world. My complaining because we barely have enough and I'm currently unable to fund my retirement account and we've had to do without a lot of things lately is nothing compared to the majority of the world. We own 2 paid for vehicles, we live in a 2-story house in a really nice neighborhood. It's not the country club or snob village, but then again my truck isn't getting stolen out of the driveway so in my opinion it is a very nice neighborhood. We have the opportunity and availability to eat 3 meals a day. And usually like a main entree with a side. And there's always something sweet for me to much down after dinner. Hell I have a blog called the uglycheesecake for cryin out loud. My point in all this is that the majority of people in the world, according to studies, statistics, and mostly second-hand stories with a few experiences of my own, don't have it near this good. We are sitting here complaining because we don't have "adequate healthcare" while my aunt goes to Africa every year to work in a hospital with mothers who miscarry and the stories she has of "adequate healthcare" would blow your freakin mind. We cry and moan when we don't get to eat what we want, but the little kid we sponsor through Compassion International doesn't even know that it's an option to cry and throw a fit when he only gets to eat two meals a day, much less because he didn't get what he wanted. And that's a kid who is sponsored by an American family...he actually gets to eat twice a day, but I'm not entirely sure that his brothers and sisters do. Definitely there are kids that he knows that might not get to eat some days. I heard the story just this past weekend of a guy in Haiti who started an orphanage in his house because he watched one of three sisters die of starvation and couldn't stand the thought of the other two dying too.
We truly are blessed, so much that we can't even see it anymore. So why would we want to leave America instead of sticking around to help make it better? Now if California or any of the North East want to secede I say let them, but as for me I think I want to stick it out through another 4 years of a President I don't necessarily agree with. The people who put him there had to suffer through 8 years of my guy so how hypocritical would that be to turn and run now?