I’m beginning this post with John O’Donohue:
I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.”
I’m now going to quote from an article in The Nation by Nathan Newman called “The Case for Blue-State Secession: It’s the only way to ensure equal representation for all.”
“Twice in the past 20 years, a GOP candidate who lost the popular vote took the presidency and 2020 came uncomfortably close to making it a third time. A minority of the population controlled the Senate for the past six years, during which, in combination with a minority-elected president, it packed the Supreme Court with a supermajority of Republican judges.”
“Democratic presidents have appointed just four out of 17 Supreme Court justices since 1970.”
“Thanks to the Senate’s bizarre filibuster rules, 41 senators – who represent as little as 11 percent of the population – can prevent any bill from even coming to a vote.”
In addition, blue states send more to the federal government than red states. Mississippi receives $2.09 in spending for every tax dollar it sends to Washington. McConnell’s Kentucky gets $2.89 and Lindsey Graham’s South Caroline receives $1.71.
Trump purposely sent aid to states that supported him and ignored California when wildfires raged.
Newman shows how all the people in this country would benefit from equal representation because then blue states could pressure red states for equality and fairness for all.
Let’s live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of our own unfolding.