Florida an independent nation? No way, people say


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After Florida Today newspaper opinion writer Matt Reed playfully posited the possibility that Florida should be an independent nation, we took to the streets to ask Floridians what they thought of the idea.

“No way, good Lord!” said Silvia Núñez, a Cuban immigrant who has lived in the United States for more than 50 years. “You’ve got to be joking.”

That pretty much sums up the opinion of several people we approached, though Gabriel Prado did admit Florida has its own brand of weirdness.

“Although it seems like we are in our own world down here in South Florida, I don’t think it would be a good idea.”

“What are we going to do? Make Nicaraguans, Hondurans and Cubans bosses here while leaving the Americans up there?” Manuel Martinez asked. “We are the foreigners here.”

Even Florida’s real natives wanted to stay out of the fray.

The Seminole Indian Tribe wouldn’t comment or even take a position on the question of Florida independence. The Miccosukee Indian tribe didn’t return our phone calls.

So where did all this talk of independence come from? Let’s call it the “Scotland copycat effect.” Scotland, you may have heard, voted last week to stay a part of the United Kingdom instead of breaking off to form an independent nation.

And it’s not just in Florida where the copycats are popping up. Oh, no. Texas wants in on the act, too.

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By Marianela Toledo | Florida Watchdog

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2 thoughts on “Florida an independent nation? No way, people say

  1. Rabelrouser says:

    Lets not forget the provisions of the 10th Amendment in the Bill of Rights.
    Far too many are led to believe that the federal government (aka:Fedcoats) are the all powerful entity in this nation. No, according to the Constitution and the 9th and 10th Amendments of the Bill of Rights ( those which the Fedcoats are being told what they can not have control over) the People and the States have control over themselves and their territory.
    But again, far too many look to the Fedcoats as the all powerful government entity in this nation, and dont realize that untill they (the Fedcoats) tell us that the Constitution and the Bill of Rights is null and void, they are not. They are still the Rule of Law for the Republic.

  2. Doug says:

    Leave all such talk to Texas and Oklahoma wack-jobs.

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