Marjorie Taylor Greene asks if America should have a ‘national division’ between red and blue states
Marjorie Taylor Greene asks Twitter whether America should have a ‘national separation’ after polls suggest more than half of Trump voters want the red and blue states to secede
- Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene polled her Twitter asking whether America should have a ‘national separation’ between red and blue states
- 50.8% of respondents said ‘yes’ and 38.7% said ‘no’, while 10.5% are ‘undecided’
- The poll has 18,680 respondents so far and two days left until the poll closes
- Some accused Greene of inciting violence or advocating civil war
- The Twitter poll comes after a survey this month found that 52% of Trump voters want the red states to secede, while 41% of Biden voters want the blue states to secede.
Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene polled her Twitter asking whether America should have a ‘national separation’ between red and blue states
Marjorie Taylor Greene took a poll on her Twitter and asked her followers if they think America should divide into two different nations based on red and blue states.
“Should America Have a National Divorce?” posed the Republican congresswoman in Georgia Monday.
The three options are ‘Yes, by R&D states’, ‘No, stay together’ and ‘Undecided’.
More than 18,500 people voted Tuesday morning and there are still two days left in the voting period set by Greene.
So far, a simple majority of respondents — 50.8 percent — claim they want to divide the country. Another 38.7 percent say they want all US states to stick together and 10.5 percent say they don’t know.
Greene, a Donald Trump loyalist, has 448,300 followers on her personal Twitter and more than 331,800 on her official congressional account.
Some Twitter users suggested in response to the poll tweet that the rep is inciting a civil war with her poll.
“Are you really suggesting a civil war?” one user asked in the comments below Greene’s tweet.
Of the 18,680 so far, 50.8% said ‘yes’ they want America to be divided by state party grouping, while 38.7% say they want the country to ‘stay together’
Many commented on the poll, claiming that Greene is calling for civil war, while others pointed out how some states regularly change colors in federal elections.
Another wrote: ‘We’re just calling for civil war, aren’t we?’
One user tagged the FBI and said they are reporting the tweet for “inciting violence.”
Greene’s poll comes after a poll earlier this month revealed that more than half of Trump voters want red states to secede from the union, while 41 percent of Biden voters want blue states to secede.
Analysis by the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics shows that 52 percent of Trump voters agree at least somewhat with the statement, “The situation is such that I prefer [Blue/Red] states separating from the union to form their own country.’
Twenty-five percent of Trump voters fully agree with the statement.
Meanwhile, 41 percent of Biden voters at least somewhat agree with the same sentiment, while 18 percent strongly agree.
Another poll taken earlier this month shows that 52% of Trump voters agree with secession, while 41% of Biden voters agree at least somewhat with the sentiment
84% of Trump voters agree at least somewhat that Biden voters are a danger to democracy and 80% of Biden voters agree at least somewhat Trump voters are a danger to democracy the democration
Surprisingly, more than 40 percent of voters in both parties are in favor of abolishing the checks and balances built into the federal government and instead handing it essentially full control to the president.
Forty-six percent of Biden voters agreed at least somewhat, 22 percent strongly, with the statement, “It would be better for America if the president could take necessary action without being restricted by Congress or the courts.” ‘ Forty-four percent of Trump voters at least somewhat agreed, while 19 percent strongly agreed.
Trump and Biden voters agreed in the poll that democracy is still preferable to any other system of government — at least 80 percent of them do.
More than 75 percent of Trump and Biden voters agreed with the statement, “I believe that Americans who… [OPP_PARTY] have become a clear and present danger to the American way of life.”
Seventy-five percent of Biden voters at least somewhat agreed with the statement, as did 78 percent of Trump voters.
Can a state secede? How the Civil War and an 1869 SCOTUS Decision Confirmed the US Is ‘Indivisible’ (But Is There Any Chance That Could Change?)
The last time a group of states attempted to secede from the Union was more than 150 years ago – an event that sparked the American Civil War.
Seven slave states in the Deep South — South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas — seceded on February 8, 1861. They were later joined by Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina.
The South’s defeat was largely seen as a precedent against a state’s right to secede, although the constitution does not directly mention secession.
The late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia put the case on hold more than a century later when, in 2006, he responded to a question from a screenwriter asking if there was a legal basis for secession.
“The answer is obvious,” Scalia wrote. “If there is one constitutional problem solved by the civil war, it is that there is no right to secede. (Hence, in the pledge of allegiance, ‘one nation, indivisible.’)’
In Texas v. White (1869), the Supreme Court ruled that the US was an “indestructible union” from which no state can secede.
The decision did leave open the possibility of secession by ‘revolution, or by the consent of the States’.
Some point to the Declaration of Independence for the right to “revolution”:
“We take these truths for granted, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. – That to secure these rights, Governments are established among the people and derive their just powers from the consent of the governed. That when a form of government becomes destructive for these purposes, it is the right of the people to change or abolish it, and to establish a new government, lay the foundation upon such principles, and organize its powers into such a form that it seems to them the most likely to bring about their Safety and Happiness.’
Earlier this year, Texas Republican State Representative Kyle Biedermann introduced a bill to “develop a plan to achieve Texas independence,” although the bill has not gone to a vote.