Utah commented that he did not know how secession could or would actually work. I have given this a bit of thought and, while I readily admit it needs a great deal more thought, here is what I have thought of just today:
First, as far as I can see, this only works if the red States secede together. The net effect would be like kicking the blue States out of the union. Now, before anyone objects to vigorously, the reason I propose/assume this is because that seems to be the ideological divide between us. This way, by dividing according to State color, the Left will be freed to pursue their ideas without the Right standing in their way and the Right will be able to demonstrate whether or not their ideas will work as they claim.
So, step 1 is to look and see whether or not the red States possess the necessary resources to be self-sustaining. In the interest of brevity, I will not go into the detail. I will simply post these pictures and leave the reader to draw their own conclusions.
What States will secede?
(This map would actually be significantly larger due to voting irregularities and the likely splitting of NW Florida and other re-arranging within individual States when this move becomes a reality. I suspect as many red Counties as possible will attempt to join the seceding States — even to the point of partial State dissolutions.)
Will they have enough food and/or farm land with which to feed their population?
US Farm Data Maps farm land:
Active farms in 2007
Can the seceding States meet their energy needs?
Will the seceding States have a manufacturing base to sustain them?
What Federal lands will be in the new seceded States that will then be available for sale to the citizens of the seceding States for economic development?
Will the seceding States have adequate mining and mineral resources?
And what military assets will be available to the seceding States?
I think these pictures will help us answer the first and most important question: would the seceding States possess the lands and resources necessary to sustain a new (remnant) nation? I think the first answer is yes. While it will require a lot of hard work, the assets would be available. Furthermore, without the blue States preventing the use of these resources, the seceding States will likely have sufficient production and agriculture to actually export.
I’ll keep working on this as I have time, but I am done listening to why it can’t work. That is a behavior opposed to the beliefs the red States are supposed to embrace. Instead, I will look to how it can be done. Feel free to contribute your thoughts on the issue.