America is not a democracy nor a republic. It is a combination of both. Grossly ineffective for over 200 years and people are fed up. You guys are mad because we are not compromising and compromising to us Repub's is like surrendering to the enemy. You just don't do it.It makes me wonder. Bush was elected in 2000 and 2004. I was not happy. Democrats were not happy, but we accepted this as the will of the people and the way democracy works. 2008 and 2012..Obama elected and the reaction of Republicans is first the Tea Party in 2008 and now the secession movement of 2012 as a reactionary movement against the will of the majority of voters. What is it about democracy and the election process that pisses right wing Republicans off to no end, and causes them to need some kind of radical reactionary movement to protest the election results? Why do right wing Republicans hate democracy?
Why not convince your teammate to allow those that want to seceed from the Union do so peacefully? This time it is not even about slavery so what do you think you would be missing out on?