Doug Robinson: Secede from the U.S.? Maybe not the greatest idea

Published: Tuesday, Nov. 20 2012 6:38 a.m. MST

We'd need a President — Mitt Romney, our George Washington. Utahns will want to make him king, but he'll say no, of course. Senator Hatch will be his vice president, promising to stay only two terms but not really meaning it.

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This is just scratching the surface of all the details to work out. On second thought, forget the whole thing.

Most of the secessionists are justifying the move by invoking the Declaration of Independence's passage that states, "Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and institute new Government."

Personally, I don't think they meant a word of it, but it seemed like a good idea at the time.

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