One of our local Tea Party spokesmen Ron Harwell appears to have a problem with majority rule Democracy in America. Unhappy with the majority's choice for President, Harwell wants Tennessee to secede from the Union. At this point less than 0.5% of Tennesseans have signed a secession petition. To put that in perspective as a percentage of population 21% of men have some form of mental illness, 1% have borderline personality disorder. The secession petition in Texas has gotten the highest number of signers but they account for only 0.3% of the population.
Sociopaths account for around 1.2 to 1.6% of the population. I mention that specifically for a reason...
The National Institute of Mental Health lists the following symptoms for Sociopathy:
Grandiose sense of self-worth
Lack of remorse or guilt
Callous/lack of empathy
Failure to accept responsibility for own actions
Need for stimulation/proneness to boredom
Lack of realistic, long-term goals
Poor behavioral controls
Early behavioral problems
Revocation of conditional release
Statistically, there are approximately 75,000 sociopaths in the state of Tennessee. The number of Tennesseans who have signed a petition for secession would equal only one third of the number of sociopaths.
So we have a Tea Party spokesman living on the automotive job pension, which President Obama saved, wanting to leave this great Nation because he got out voted. His organization meets in the highly socialistic Community Center which is funded by the taxes he wants to abolish. Now it appears that even the sociopaths would be out voting him two to one against secession.
The University of Memphis Student newspaper has an article on Mr. Harwell's secession petition.