The National Review reports that United Statesians are unimpressed with the so-called “choices” presented to them in the election last week:
“This is the most important election of our lifetime.” That was the ubiquitous rally cry of Republican leaders. The country yawned. About 11 million fewer Americans voted for the two major-party candidates in 2012 — 119 million, down from 130 million in 2008. In fact, even though our population has steadily increased in the last eight years (adding 16 million to the 2004 estimate of 293 million Americans), about 2 million fewer Americans pulled the lever for Obama and Romney than for George W. Bush and John Kerry.
….The millions who stayed home relative to the 2008 vote equal the population of Ohio — the decisive state. If just a sliver of them had come out for Romney, do you suppose the media would be fretting about the Democrats’ growing disconnect with white people?
….The brute fact is: There are many people in the country who believe it makes no difference which party wins these elections. Obama Democrats are the hard Left, but Washington’s Republican establishment is progressive, not conservative. This has solidified statism as the bipartisan mainstream. Republicans may want to run Leviathan — many are actually perfectly happy in the minority — but they have no real interest in dismantling Leviathan.
Many United Statesians are realizing that no country with an enormous population can be effectively governed, so citizens from 21 states have asked President Obama, via the White House Petition site, for permission to peacefully secede. Texas in only a few days has already gathered the 25,000 signatures necessary to qualify for a promised response from the President. Will he tell them to “take a long walk off a short pier” or remain silent, breaking his promise to respond to popular petitions?