Letter to the Editor: Good riddance
BY Frank Silovsky, Oklahoma City
Sunday, November 25, 2012
11/25/12 at 3:29 AM
States where residents have filed secession petitions include: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
Note that this list includes Oklahoma, as well as every state that comprised the Confederate States of America in 1861. Two slave states that remained loyal to the Union are also included. Should the federal government not let them all go?
They've been a pain ever since the Civil War ended. Valuable federal property could be confiscated. Every one of these states gets back a minimum of $1.27 for every dollar it sends to the federal government. Think how much that would help solve our budget and national debt problems.
After they leave the Union, the feds (that the secessionists hate so much) can then relocate or close Fort Bliss, Fort Hood, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Sill, Fort Polk, Fort Knox, Fort Benning, Fort Bragg, Fort Leonard Wood and a host of smaller forts to get them out of the way.
Of course all the air bases like Tinker, Altus and Vance would need to follow.
It seems like every money crisis, like every cloud, has a silver lining.
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