On Dec. 20, 1860, South Carolina, enraged by the election of Abraham Lincoln and the threat he represented to the slavers’ way of life, seceded from the Union. The Union and Confederacy fought a four-year battle to pin the country together. With the help of superior manpower and resources (not to mention the might of right), the Union won the Civil War.
Since then there hasn’t been a single secession from the United States. That needs to change. The State of Washington, because of crimes against humanity, must be forced to withdraw from the United States.
Washington lies! It’s what the people up there do! They lied about the origin of their name. The state wasn’t named after George Washington. It was named after Washington Pisarcik.
They lied in their motto: “The Evergreen State.”
They lied on their maps:
Their Department of Licensing (that’s the place everyone else calls the D.M.V., but Washington has to be difficult) lied to me in July.
For a long time I thought my opinion of Washington was colored by college football. But someone from FishDuck.com/itsallaboutthemangeanditalics told me the Ducks have won 10 in a row over the Huskies. That sounds like a lot. They must have been exaggerating.
So it must not have anything to do with football. It must be about a dream I once had. The State of Washington declined to secede.
Go Ducks! If, God forbid, there was only one win on the schedule, let it be this one.
Top photo by malavenda.wordpress.com
Kim Hastings is a 1984 graduate of Northwest Christian College. He cut his journalistic teeth as sports editor of a paper in his home town of Fortuna, CA, and, later as a columnist for the Longview Daily News in Longview, WA.
He saw his first Oregon game in 1977 and never missed a home game from 1981 until a bout with pneumonia cut his streak short in 1997. He was one of the proud 3200 on a bitterly cold night in Shreveport, Louisiana in 1989 for the Independence Bowl, and continues to be big supporter of Oregon sports. He is an active participant on the various Oregon Ducks messageboards as “TacomaDuck.”
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