What I Meant by "Unless"
The Kurds want to be independent. Catalonia wants to be independent. They may have good reasons for wanting to be independent. But unfortunately, Catalonia is part of Spain and Kurdistan is part of Iraq, Turkey and even Iran. None of these countries are willing to permit secession of those desiring independence, any more than the United States was willing to let the States of the Confederacy secede in 1861. The Civil War was fought to prevent it from happening.
But if in the extremely unlikely situation whereby the nations from which Catalonia and Kurdistan are trying to separate themselves can be brought around to accepting their secession, there is no reason why the States of the Confederacy should not be able to once again ask for their freedom from our "Union" today as well. Now that slavery is not an issue tied to secession, it might be a good thing for the United States to be relieved of Virginia, the Carolinas, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky and Texas.
Many in the remaining United States will believe that the country will be a different and far better place once all these folks leave the Union! Their departure would be a step forward in “Making America Great!”
Second Amendment CommentaryHere's a posting from this blog which appeared late in 2015. Please read it again, and note my comments at the close. (This is more realistic than the "unless" scenario outlined above.)
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Justice Neil Gorsuch
comes from a long line of Gorsuchs who lived in Baltimore County, Maryland. A brief investigation into online genealogical records does not specifically connect Justice Neil Gorsuch with Edward Gorsuch, but he did have some ancestors with the Gorsuch name living in that area at that time. If they were related, it was very remotely. I hope that Justice Gorsuch’s rulings on the Supreme Court are fair and able to make up for the evil Dred Scott decision in 1850 which led to the death of slave owner Edward Gorsuch in 1851, and eventually, the Civil War.