Every four years about half the country is going to be disappointed in the presidential election outcome.
That may be an excuse for some peaceful protests, which is allowable under our 1st Amendment protections. But there is no excuse for violent rioting, burning flags and effigies, and shootings.
And there is definitely no excuse for seceding from this United States of America, or even threatening to do so.
From the Oregonian:
Two days after Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, two Portlanders have submitted a petition for a 2018 ballot initiative to have Oregon secede from the United States.
On Thursday morning, Jennifer Rollins, a lawyer, and Christian Trejbal, a writer, filed the Oregon Secession Act.
“Oregonian values are no longer the values held by the rest of the United States,” Trejbal said over the phone Thursday.
Those values? “Life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness,” Trejbal said, “plus equality.”
“Obviously,” he said, the ballot proposal “came about partially in response to the election results on Tuesday.”
“But,” he added, “it’s been developing over time.”
As of today, Nov. 11, 3:13 p.m. however, The petition for this ballot measure has been withdrawn after overwhelming positive and negative responses.
But they haven’t given up:
Trejbal said that he and Rollins are hoping to start a serious conversation in Oregon about what it would mean to peacefully leave the United States. They opted for 2018 to give Oregonians some time to really think about what seceding from the union would mean.
Some Californians have already expressed interest in seceding and the language of the Oregon proposal includes the option to bring other states into a “Constitutional Convention.”
Trejbal said that joining forces with other states like Washington, California and Nevada is “a viable way to go forward.”
These states, he said, “could all get together and form a nation that uphold the values that we share.”
This is the America that we have inherited from the Marxist Obama administration where all the liberals feel entitled to get a big slice of the pie just because they’ve walked up to the table.
Never mind that they’re forcing someone else to pay for it. They want it and by golly they believe it is their right to have it!
Source: The Oregonian