I live in Utah, and I thought, if Utah was going to Secede from the United States of America, would I vote yes or no. That is when I really started thinking. Who would be in charge? What would it be like? Would we have our own constitution? Would we have it in place? Obviously, we do have a State Constitution: All men have the inherent and inalienable right to enjoy and defend their lives and liberties; to acquire, possess and protect property; to worship according to the dictates of their consciences; to assemble peaceably, protest against wrongs, and petition for redress of grievances; to communicate freely their thoughts and opinions, being responsible for the abuse of that right.
But these words...these beautiful words...seem only to be words on the Federal Level...and sometimes on the State Level. Actions speak louder so I thought...Gee what are actions that prove that the State of Utah would offer me more freedom than the USA. Because I would only vote for succession if I knew I would have greater freedom.
I'll be honest. I think the federal government is out of control, but I fear the State governments just as much as the federal government. Everyday they pass another law that takes away our freedoms all based off The Greater Good or The Public Safety. The police powers...suspending the individuals rights to a trail, the individuals rights not to take medicine, the individuals rights to protect themselves, the individuals rights to protect their children....on and on...Each State has the right to take away our freedoms. But really...Again...It is just a piece of paper...Ah...Some people we voted for decided that they have the right to take our rights. Interesting lot we have put ourselves in.
Anyway: What would you do? What State do you live in? Would you vote to Secede? As of Today I would say: Yes, I would vote to Secede...The things I hold most valuable...Utah has allowed for me to protect: My child. Though Utah is a bit backwards in some sense...they are forward in others.
Alright my friends. Have a beautiful day!!