New Country for the Ultra Right

I was thinking…something I do from time to time…about how the ultra extreme wing of the Republican party including many who identify with the Tea Party movement held the country hostage in the debt ceiling negotiation. On the Situation Room with Wolf Blizter Fareed Zakaria explained that the debt ceiling negotians were un-American in that the Republicans’ negotiation tactics were and I’m paraphrasing Fareed here: “you either do what we want, or we’ll blow the country up”. As he further explained, this is un-American in the sense that an unwillingness to compromise is against the principles of government and democracy as laid out by the founding fathers, a government with shared powers that was meant to govern by compromise or consensus.

I’m getting tired of a small band of ideological radicals telling me what is best for the country and saying that it is the will of the people. Bullshit. Will of the country? How can this be when the approval rating of Congress is 14%, the lowest in the history of the U.S.

Sometimes I feel like we are in the midst of a Civil War of ideologies. It seems that a small but vocal element wishes to live without a government….god fearing anarchists. Maybe that’s extreme but maybe not so. Why don’t these folks create their own country. Buy some land from Montana – I’m sure they can spare a few thousand acres if the price is right. This could be a haven for those who wish to create their own government, if they chose to do so. The founding fathers and mothers, if women are allowed, might adopt the following principles:

  • Freedom of religion, as long as it involves Jesus.
  • Church and state are one in the same.
  • Freedom of speech as long as the speech is without opinion.
  • Guns, Guns, Guns.
  • Drill baby Drill.
  • No taxes.

Only the facts can be spoken. And the facts are these:

  1. Climate change is a hoax.
  2. Man never stepped foot on the moon.
  3. The world is only 1,000 years old.
  4. Darwin was a Marxist devil.

I don’t know how this new country will generate revenue as the citizens will be against taxes. I guess it will be run on the principle of volunteerism. Volunteer fire, police. What sort of government would emerge is an open question. It might be a theocracy in which case it could collect tithes and offerings to build roads, and schools. It could also attract lots of industry who could pollute with immunity, transact business without any regulations or oversight, free to make unlimited profits without regard to the community or its workers who of course would not be allowed to unionize.

The country would need a president, and I have some possible names. Mitch O’Connell, Sharon Angle, Sara Palin, Michelle Bachman, Christine O’Donnell, Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor. Supreme Court, if they chose to go in this direction could be made up of Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly, the Koch brothers, Donald Rumsfeld, George W. Bush and Rush Limbaugh.

Good luck!

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