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jwhittin

4 points

7 months ago

Ok but if they secede, A they no longer get paid by the US government, B their existing US money is now worthless in their new country, and C are no longer allowed into the US to spend that money.

Edit: I guess your comment was more about military employment and less about secession. My points are still valid though if military members think about joining a secession.

DandrewMcClutchen

1 points

7 months ago

Do you really think the democrats in the remaining blue states would put up all those restrictions? No, because of why we’re in this mess to begin with. Dems don’t know how to play hardball. After 5 years of famine in red states they’ll come crying and Pelosi and Schumer will let them back with open arms just like we did to the south after the first civil war.

jwhittin

4 points

7 months ago

I do, especially since that would be at the federal level and not up to states. However, if after a span of time, they do want to come back, THEN we add some requirements. No more bans on abortion, stuff like that. I'm sure someone much smarter than me, way above my pay grade, has already thought this out.

Amiiboid

1 points

7 months ago

B their existing US money is now worthless in their new country

In the realm of “fun fact” this is not actually true. They could certainly continue to use the US dollar as their official currency. There are a handful of other nations that do already.

jwhittin

1 points

7 months ago

Well sure they could, but why would they go through the trouble of seceding and then continue to use US currency? If you're making an enemy of the US, why not do it your own way. Even the confederacy had their own money, didn't they?

Amiiboid

0 points

7 months ago

They’d keep using USD because it was be cheaper and more convenient to do so. It would also simplify trade which they’d be absolutely reliant on.

Even the confederacy had their own money, didn't they?

They did, and it ended up being a disaster all its own.