Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – Getting a sampling of what you people are thinking and talking about today, many of you are pointing out that you’ve tried to Google search to get some news, view some news from the secession initiatives in Colorado yesterday and you can’t find it. I had the same problem. I had to change and alter my search a couple of times this morning before I was able to get anything. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
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Mike: Getting a sampling of what you people are thinking and talking about today, many of you are pointing out that you’ve tried to Google search to get some news, view some news from the secession initiatives in Colorado yesterday and you can’t find it. I had the same problem. I had to change and alter my search a couple of times this morning before I was able to get anything. I finally threw my hands up in defeat and said: Okay, give me a television in Denver. That’s how I found the little bits of info that I have here on what happened in Colorado. From the Fox station that is headquartered high atop Mount Doom — if you’re just joining us, Denver, Colorado is now known as Mount Doom. Peyton Manning plays for the Mount Doom Broncos. We’re just continuing our analogies with the Lord of the Rings trilogy and the brilliance of J.R.R. Tolkien.
“N. Colorado secession results: 6 of 11 counties vote ‘no’,” notice how they write the headline, “6 of 11 counties vote ‘no’.” You could have written a headline that five of the eleven said yes. By the bye, one of those counties is still counting votes. Until I see that that return has been certified as official, it’s a tie right now, five to five. We’re going into overtime and Drew Brees has the ball. This is the only news item I can find on this. Listen to how this story is worded from the Fox affiliate of Mount Doom Colorado.
Following the Democrats’ dominance during the 2013 legislative session, a group of Weld County Commissioners weighed an idea: what if their county, and possibly others, were to secede and form a 51st state?
Mike: Can I just say to you that I just marvel at how intellectually vapid the discussion over this has been? Every news report contains something to the effect of [mocking] “Secession, a new state out of another, has not occurred since West Virginia.” By the way, West Virginia was illegal. That was part of Lincoln’s tyranny. If you’re going to cite one, pick one before West Virginia. Why not cite Maine leaving Massachusetts? In any event, how do you think these other states were formed? They were formed, some of them, out of what was the Louisiana Territory, part of the Louisiana Purchase. This is a very simple process here. You didn’t have to secede from the Louisiana Territory. You just formed your geographical boundaries and said: We want to be a state. We’re a sovereign people and we’ve decided. Here are our border lines.
Why do you think Missouri has a straight line across the top and bottom? That’s not by accident. That’s how they determined the border. There’s a river to the east. There’s a parallel line — remember from grade school how to tell the difference between latitude and longitude. Lati-, think ladder, rungs on a ladder; longi-, think long up and down. So longitudinally on the east you had the Mississippi River. North and south there were parallels. To the west there is a similar geographic boundary. That’s how Missouri is formed. It’s pretty simple. People therein Missouri were sovereign. They formed a government of that part of the territory, drew their boundaries, drafted a constitution, asked Congress to recognize they had drafted a constitution, and since they were a republican entity, asked to be admitted as the State of Missouri.
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