The Oklahoma legislature, needless to say is very upset with the Federal Government. In a historic vote this week the legislature voted 92-3 on a bill that promises to sanction and disobey Federal law. These are laws that Oklahomans' have called regressive and over a long period has resulted in substantial injury to the economic health of its states citizens and economy.
The House Joint Resolution introduced in the legislature passed by a wildly popular majority of 92 in favor and only 3 opposed. The document linked above is a must read as the United States starts to show signs of it's unraveling.
This case,sadly, is only one item in particular, even Mike Bloomberg, the current mayor of New York is fed up with the inequities of taxation and unjust apportionment of his city funds. While Bloomberg did not try to dump the Federal Government, he did take the initial step of trying to dump the state of New York. Bloomberg claims that his city residents lose over 11 billion in taxes to the state. These are taxes that are not apportioned back to the city and consequentially New York's Citizens are forced to pay more taxes for less services. Bloomberg indicated he would like to see New York City become a new state. Click HERE for a reference to this story.
The growing cry for secession is gaining in popularity among the states. Last time such an anomaly happened was during the Civil War. Other fringe movements on the table are (Click on link) Vermont also Hawaii, Alaska, and California are building movements.
Even the Lakota indians have grown tired of the lack of leadership from the federal government. The average Lakota indian only lives to age 44. and according to a statement by Phyllis Young, who helped organize the first international conference on indigenous rights in Geneva in 1977, told a news conference "we have 33 treaties with the United States that they have not lived by. They continue to take our land, our water, and our children,”
The question remains why do states want to withdraw? According to a 2004 Washington Times article "New York and California, Connecticut -- the states that are blue are all the states that are paying for the bulk of everything this government does, from ... Social Security to everything else, and the people in those states don't like what this government is doing."
My personal opinion is that with our country racking up debt to the tune of one million dollars a minute, our Congress and the President with the lowest approval ratings in history, it is just a matter of time before the entire economic and financial system collapses. When this will happen is hard to tell, but history makes it clear than when monetary systems are abused the system of exchange fails due to hyper-inflation.
As of now, the United States is still very strong, and even though an alarming rate of momentum for separation is happening, America is not expected to break apart any time in the near future. America is being tested in these final moments. A tandem crisis exists of poor leadership and economic policy. Should these problem remain unsolved in the next decade, than it will become entirely feasable that conditions fostering the break up of America will develop. The Federal Government needs to stop continuing its loss of credibility, it must responsibly fund the countries obligations. Failure to do so will result in the states seperating to have greater responsibility over their affairs.
Our Fiat monetary system of printing money and issuing credit not only indebts every American but it is rapidly bringing America to bankruptcy. This year will be the year that America racks up 10 trillion dollars in debt! To put this into perspective, that is enough money to purchase all the property in 10 states at market value. It is no wonder the states are looking to bail out before the "roof caves in." When and if that happens you will soon see a large problem become your personal problem, it is time for everyone to "wake up."