|A bizarre man named Douglas MacKinnon|
would carve out a new, conservative country
from the southern U.S. and maybe
call the new nation "Reagan" after his hero.
He thinks it will be a swell idea of southern states secede from the union and form a new country called "Reagan."
He's got a whole book out on the subject called "The Secessionist States of America: The Blueprint for Creating A Traditional Values Country...Now."
Yes, I know this has been tried before with tragic results, but maybe MacKinnon thinks two times is the charm.
Besides, that little matter called the Civil War in the 1860s was the North's fault, anyway, MacKinnon says, according to Right Wing Watch.
He said greedy Northerners like President Lincoln "waged an illegal war that was in fact not declared against the South after the South basically did what we're talkin sbout in this book now in terms of peacefully, legally and constitutionally leaving the union."
Yeah, I know. Slavery is such a traditional value.
It's a bit odd that MacKinnon gets his inspiration for his new nation, called Reagan, from Abraham Lincoln, given he was a commie pinko who held the nation together despite the Civil War.
MacKinnon quotes Honest Abe to give his rationale for his new nation. "This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it."
I guess he thinks a good reason to overthrow the government is because not everyone votes Republican like he does.
In MacKinnon's view, the real problem with the current state of affairs is The Gays. It's always The Gays. You can't even discriminate against or insult The Gays anymore without being forced to bake cakes for them or tell the world what great football players, it seems.
MacKinnon's solution is to secede and form a country where it's OK to Hate The Gays. That'll teach 'em!
To form his new country of Reagan, MacKinnon would start with the supposedly conservative strong holds of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
You'd think he'd include Texas, but probably not, he says, because of all those icky brown people from Mexico coming over the border. Traditional values are white, not Hispanic, you understand.
So yea, MacKinnon is a lunatic, and his proposal won't go anywhere. But to think there are quite a few people out there who agree with him is unsettling to say the least.