Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
In the same week that Steven Spielberg's biopic movie "Lincoln" premiered in theaters, reminding us all how Abraham Lincoln preserved the Union, the so-called Tea Party "Patriots" (sic) are petitioning the White House to secede from the United Sates, an act of sedition and insurrection, because their candidate did not win the presidency.
The United States is not going to surrender one square inch of its territory back to the dead-enders who still cling to the fantasy that the Confederacy will rise again. Too many Americans fought and died to preserve the Union.
There are now counter-petitions to the White House to just kick the Birthers-Birchers-Secessionists out already and be done with them. The Rise Of The Anti-Secession Petitions.
But where are all the Birthers-Birchers-Secessionists of the Tea Party to go? There may be a solution. It is the Libertarian concept of "seasteading" – creating self-ruling floating cities or ocean-based colonies. Seasteading: Cities on the ocean | The Economist:
Peter Thiel, one of the founders of PayPal, dreams of setting sail once
more to found colonies of like-minded souls. By now, however, all the
land on Earth has been claimed by the governments they seek to escape.
So, they conclude, they must build new cities on the high seas, known as
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With financing from Mr. Thiel and others, a think-tank called the
Seasteading Institute (TSI) has been sponsoring studies on possible
plans for ocean-based structures and on the legal and financial
questions they raise. And although true seasteads may still be a distant
dream, the seasteading movement is producing some novel ideas for
ocean-based businesses that could act as stepping stones towards their
It would be a post-GOPocalypse Waterworld for teabaggers. Be careful what you wish for — you just might get it.