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Partition America

James A. Watkins is an entrepreneur, musician, and a writer with four non-fiction books and hundreds of magazine articles read by millions.

Partition America

I was reading about the 1947 partitioning of India (Hindu) and Pakistan (Muslim) the other day and it got me to thinking: It may be time to partition the United States into two nations—without the violence that accompanied the 1947 event. I am not talking about revolution; I am talking about an amicable going our separate ways; perhaps similar to the split of the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993.

I propose we lay out for the American People what each country will be like and have state referendums to allow the citizens of each of the 50 states the Freedom to decide for themselves the type of society in which they want to live. There may be some people who decide to move to a state in the other side. This should be made as comfortable as possible. I propose the two new nations be best of friends, with free trade and travel, as the US is today with Canada. The two new nations can decide what to name themselves. For now, let's just go with America and Amerika, to keep it simple.

GREAT SEAL OF THE UNITED STATES "E PLURIBUS UNUM" OUT OF MANY ONE

GREAT SEAL OF THE UNITED STATES "E PLURIBUS UNUM" OUT OF MANY ONE

District of Columbia

The District of Columbia is a special case. My solution is to have the section of the city that houses the government buildings be part of America (Virginia) because the buildings and monuments there are covered with religious and patriotic symbolism.

The residential areas should become part of Amerika (Maryland), since they are the most liberal community in the United States. If I were Amerika, I would build a new capital city in San Francisco, since the Left Coast and that particular city are the vanguard of the Progressive Movement.

PARTITION OF INDIA AND PAKISTAN 1947

PARTITION OF INDIA AND PAKISTAN 1947

Red States

I am going to guess Amerika will include the cultural and economic powerhouses of New York (Wall Street) and California (the film industry), as well as the manufacturing centers of Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Oregon, Washington, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Hawaii will surely be in Amerika (19 states but half of the Electoral College).

This gives Amerika control of the Pacific Ocean, the Great Lakes, and equal access to the Atlantic—as well as roughly half the population of what is now the United States. Unless the Left is intent on foisting their ideas upon every soul on this continent, surely this is a fair settlement for them.

PARTITION OF CZECH REPUBLIC AND SLOVAKIA IN 1993

PARTITION OF CZECH REPUBLIC AND SLOVAKIA IN 1993

The New Land of the Free

I think America will include Texas, Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, Missouri, Colorado, Alabama, South Carolina, Louisiana, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Iowa, Florida, Mississippi, Arkansas, Kansas, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, West Virginia, Nebraska, Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, Alaska, North Dakota, and Wyoming.

If the referendum falls this way, America will have the Gulf of Mexico and the port of New Orleans on the Mississippi River, access to the Great Lakes, and plenty of ports on the Atlantic. Some of these states are not a sure thing for America.

It is possible the citizens of OH, MO, NM, NV, IA, and even FL may choose Amerika. If they do, so be it. Only in the case of NM would this present a geographical problem, as it would be isolated.

MAP OF DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

MAP OF DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Founding Documents

I propose that America retain its Constitution and other founding documents; Flag; Motto; National Anthem and other national songs; Pledge of Allegiance; and money. After all, the Declaration of Independence says our rights come from a Creator and those in Amerika do not believe that, believing their rights come from men.

Amerika should look to the French Revolution for its founding documents. Amerikans view our flag as a symbol of oppression, so surely they don't want it.

Our Motto represents a melting pot whereas Amerika wants a mosaic. Our national songs are full of reference to God so I don't see why Amerika would have any interest in them. Our money features those horrid "dead white males" we hear so much vitriol about. Amerika will mint new money with Marx, Stalin, Lenin, Mao, Ho Chi Minh, and Castro portrayed on it. Well . . . they'll have to get a couple women in their somehow—maybe Margaret Sanger. Amerika will want their founding documents to be approved by Internationalists including the United Nations. They can sign the Kyoto Treaty and bow to International Law and Courts.

America will not fund the United Nations nor provide foreign aid through the government; and will remain a sovereign nation.

TWO NATIONS OUT OF ONE REMAIN BEST FRIENDS

TWO NATIONS OUT OF ONE REMAIN BEST FRIENDS

MILITARY

America will gladly accept the entire military, all nuclear weapons, the Central Intelligence Agency—and ROTC will be welcomed everywhere. Then Amerika will have four less things to protest.

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