Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Audio and Transcript - The people that lived in the State of Maine were tired of having all of their political fortunes tied and connected at the hip to the left wing, lunatic, big legislating nut jobs in Boston. Maine basically seceded from Massachusetts and became its own state. True story, look it up. What you’re telling me is the same thing that I hear from listeners in states like Illinois. They say: Mike, you keep bashing Illinois. Please stop. We here in the western and southern part of Illinois do not live in Chicago. We do not like Mayor Godfather. We do not spend money like they do in Springfield from the legislators that are sent from Chicago. Check out the rest in today's audio and transcript...
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Mike: This is Dave in Minnesota. How you doing?
Caller Dave: Good. How you doing this morning?
Caller Dave: I just wanted to say, I’m happy how the debate turned out last night. I wasn’t able to be home. I’m out on a tractor in Minnesota. I got to listen to it on the Sirius satellite. The email you got, when I was sitting here on the phone listening, that’s one of the things that really scares me --
Mike: What’s that?
Caller Dave: -- especially here in Minnesota. That people are going to vote for him anyway and they’re not going to know why they’re voting for him. At least here in Minnesota, I can’t even get a Romney/Ryan sign. We don’t even have a campaign headquarters in Minnesota.
Mike: Why do you think that is? Have they given up on the State of Minnesota?
Caller Dave: I think they’ve given up on the State of Minnesota. I drive down the street in small town after small town here in rural Minnesota. All you see are Republican signs for the Republican candidates or the independent candidates for Minnesota, which a Romney/Ryan sign would fit right in with this. The trouble is, we have two counties in Minnesota, Hennepin and Scott County, Minneapolis and St. Paul, that decide the election for Minnesota. It’s just frustrating. You can look at any of the newspapers. There’s one column of an opinion supporting Obama. The next day there are three or four supporting a Republican candidate. It just gets frustrating.
Mike: This is what caused the State of Maine to form. The people that lived in the State of Maine at the time were tired of having all of their political fortunes tied and connected at the hip to the left wing, lunatic, big legislating nut jobs in Boston. Maine basically seceded from Massachusetts and became its own state. True story, look it up. What you’re telling me is the same thing that I hear from listeners in states like Illinois. They say: Mike, you keep bashing Illinois. Please stop. We here in the western and southern part of Illinois do not live in Chicago. We do not like Mayor Godfather. We do not spend money like they do in Springfield from the legislators that are sent from Chicago.
My advice to you in Minnesota, my friend, is to go to my website. Pick up an autographed copy of Rethinking the American Union by Donald Livingston, Kirkpatrick Sale, among others. Learn to re-pronounce that word in Latin, secedere, to withdraw. Withdraw, my friend. Tell St. Paul and Minneapolis: You’re on your own. You’re your own little republic. Take your two silly senators and you go have at it. The rest of us here in Minnesota don’t want to be connected at the hip to you anymore. Folks, you’ve got to think differently about how you organize your political entity. To do that, you have to be a critical thinker, and you have to be courageous. If you say the word that I just said the day after a presidential debate, they will haul you out, string you up by your feet and fly you from a flagpole somewhere. This is the fact.
I think this guy makes a great point. This also is what drives the electoral college. Why should a city or two, Columbus namely, in Ohio dictate the fortunes of the rest of the citizens of that state? It does. Why should the city of Filthydelphia dictate the fortunes to the very conservative people in Amish country and in western Pennsylvania? It will. Here’s the big kicker. Why should the sick, twisted, pornographic abortive preferences of the lunatics that live on Manhattan Island dictate the political fortunes of you kind, tender, Christian souls in upstate and western New York? Why hasn’t New York kicked Manhattan out of its union? Why hasn’t Westchester County decided to secede? Why hasn’t Long Island -- hell, you’re on an island -- decided to become its own republic, have its own two United States senators if you want to remain in the union? And your own congressmen and your own districts and not be connected to these fools.
Folks, you’re not going to talk about things like what I just talked about. You’re going to go $30 trillion in the hole. Decentralize the power. You heard nothing about it last night. We heard a little platitude about the 10th Amendment from Governor Romney. I’m glad he said it. AG, can you look up the keywords that were searched for last night on Google? I heard it on CNN this morning. I know Simpson-Bowles was one of them. Can you look that up?
AG: Yeah, the Google Buzz stuff?
Mike: I’m just curious, did anyone search the Constitution for the 10th Amendment after Governor Romney brought it up twice?
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