I've been reading about the incredible debt the U.S. has been undertaking here of late. Things like, the debt in the last three years has increased by 60%. Things like, the amount of debt growth in the last four years is greater than all the debt the government ever undertook -- and paid off -- since the country was formed.
Young people are so screwed by this debt. Their entire productive future is at risk of having politicians pay federal debt out of their future. They have to pay off unconscionable student loans, and pay off the government's traitorous level of overspending, and have a life, too?
I've also been reading about the gun regulation controversy, and some have gone so far as to suggest that armed rebellion or even a break-up of the states, forming several smaller countries, could result from an attempt to take guns away. Probably not, but what if . . .
So, what happens if a few states decide to up and quit? Would there be a civil war, again? Nowadays, would Pennsylvania, for example, supply it's young men to fight in a war to prevent Texas, for example, from withdrawing? Would they go? At this point in our country's story, do we have enough currently serving military officers willing to go to war on the president's orders to prevent disintegration? Or would they resign their commissions? More importantly, are there enough riflemen willing to obey orders to shoot at Americans at home, and get shot at by them, in turn?
Maybe not. The American military is best equipped to fight "big" wars with massive force. Would the military leaders really order missles to be fired and bombs to be dropped on fellow Americans, in this day and age?
And here's my question. If some states were to withdraw and form a new government for themselves, leaving the union, would their citizens cease to be U.S. citizens? And if so, what's their responsibility for the national debt?
If the national debt gets worse, would or could a price be reached by a money hungry federal government to let citizens of a state "buy its way out" of the union, with a negotiated payment price and terms?