On Tuesday, news broke that the South Miami City Commission voted to have Florida split into two separate states, citing Tallahassee's lack of effort in doing something about the climate change threat.
But now a former Ronald Reagan aide has taken that idea up a notch with a radical idea that could help America prosper.
His suggestion: that Florida should completely secede and become part of a new nation that is allowed to hate the gays in peace.
He wants to call this new nation Reagan.
Yes, this is all true.
Douglas MacKinnon, who was a speech writer for Reagan as well as for George H.W. Bush, appeared on conservative radio program The Janet Mefferd Show on Wednesday to promote his new book, the fantastically titled The Secessionist States of America: The Blueprint for Creating a Traditional Values Country... Now.
MacKinnon says the reasons for all of America's problems are because of the gays and the Hispanics.
These problems could easily be solved if Florida seceded and then joined together with Georgia and South Carolina to form a new nation led by right-wing Christian values, he says.
Because if there are two things Florida definitely doesn't have, it's gays and Hispanics!
"We look at what states would be viable in terms of doing something like this," MacKinnon says in his interview. "In fact, what states would provide sort of the new landmass for a new republic dedicated to traditional values. And the consensus was that the three best states in the union would be South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida."
MacKinnon specifically leaves Texas out of the plan because it has too many Mexicans.
"The world has been turned upside down if you do happen to believe in traditional values," MacKinnon also said. "I think there's a core group in the United States of America that's anywhere from 30 to 50 to 80 million Americans that strongly believe in traditional values. Unfortunately, as we know too, much of the mainstream media has been hijacked by the left, and so it's very difficult to get our message out."
MacKinnon says he'd like to see this secession happen so there could be a new America that isn't taken down by all those gays ruining traditional values because they want to gay-marry each other.
"If you do believe in traditional values," he said, "if you are a Christian, if you are evangelical, if you do believe in the golden rule, then you're seeing all of this unravel before our eyes daily."
Hispanics escaping desperate lives by leaving their oppressive and poor Hispanic countries for a chance at living a better life in America does not fall under the Golden Rule category, apparently.
You can listen to part of the nuttery below:
MacKinnon says he came up for the idea for Reagan with the help of a military veteran friend and got advice from a constitutional law expert, as well as a couple of former diplomats, a minister, and banking, energy, farming, and infrastructure experts. Farmers are probably especially hateful toward them Hispanics, we imagine.
His book, which uses an Abraham Lincoln quote without the slightest hint of irony, is described thusly on Amazon:
Having gained insight from industry experts in farming, energy, infrastructure, and finance, author Douglas MacKinnon has outlined one alternative to our existing government in an entirely constitutional and legal approach -- secession from the United States of America.
President Abraham Lincoln once said, "This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it." With this patriotic wisdom of Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson in mind, MacKinnon also works in conjunction with a team of highly experienced individuals from Special-Ops, intelligence, the military, and constitutional law to provide you with the answers to why, how, when, and where as he outlines what secessionism would bring.
"I simply want those who believe the downward spiral of our country is irreversible to know that an option to preserve their values does exist," MacKinnon once said. "That some folks with a great deal of real-world experience felt it was their responsibility to at least explore the possibility of secession."
Florida would certainly be one way to go to avoid a downward spiral.