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Rural California wants a
divorce from rich California

USA Today, by Glenn Reynolds

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Posted By:Judy W., 3/5/2018 12:28:11 PM

We’re starting to hear more about secession. Not the perennial post-election calls of losing parties to secede from a nation controlled by the opposition, but a growing movement for secession from states, with the parts of states (sometimes geographically very large parts of states) wanting to separate from the population-dense urban areas that essentially control state decision-making. Feeling ignored, put-upon, and mistreated, state secessionists want to take their fate into their own hands. At present, there’s little prospect of adding stars to the American flag, but these movements do indicate a widespread sense of dissatisfaction among (mostly rural) populations who

In western Maryland, where I live, people talk about secession.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: sardonic, 3/5/2018 12:36:39 PM     (No. 11562976)

I don´t think I agree with the author´s suggested remedy but at least he has put some thought into it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 3/5/2018 1:09:40 PM     (No. 11563007)

Northern Cali and Southern Oregon have long wanted to separate and become their own state. Given the idiots that run both state legislatures, I cannot blame them.

Northern Cali and Southern Oregon have not been served well politically for a long time. Perhaps it is time to take another look at several of the states and whether or not they should be split and rejoined.

Eastern Oregon is another that would love to split from the Western half liberals.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 3/5/2018 1:11:19 PM     (No. 11563009)

USA Today is the source? Not a credible report.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Babsathome, 3/5/2018 1:22:48 PM     (No. 11563024)

Rural WA and OR want separate from SEattle and Portland also. Corrupt Dems cook bookstore.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Words have Meaning, 3/5/2018 1:49:38 PM     (No. 11563044)

So poor California wants a divorce from rich California.

Your request for a separation is denied. Rich CA needs a place far away from their gated communities and armed guards to deposit all their illegal immigrants... and you´re it.

My suggestion is to continue to grow and sell great marijuana. (at least until rich CA takes it back) and continue to be the adopted step child of rich CA.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: RayLRiv, 3/5/2018 2:30:15 PM     (No. 11563079)

Article V Convention of States, baby.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: JediJerry, 3/5/2018 2:46:30 PM     (No. 11563090)

They can divide the state into Republican California and Democrat California and divide the Electoral College votes in half. Boom. Good idea.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bad-hair, 3/5/2018 2:56:06 PM     (No. 11563100)

Rural California ... Come on down to Texas.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Jennie C., 3/5/2018 3:09:37 PM     (No. 11563110)

And make them pay alimony!! hah!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Jacksin5, 3/5/2018 3:18:40 PM     (No. 11563117)

Just about every state in the country would like to be separated from the City-States that control them by way of population, mostly dependent or illegal.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 3/5/2018 4:24:41 PM     (No. 11563172)

Reply #10 is right on point. In New York State voter control comes from approx 10%-15% of the State geographically, that is , Westchester County South through Long Island. The majority of the rest of the State is Conservative, but we may as well stay home, as vote. New York City itself has a greater population than the rest of the state North of Westchester County. Most of us up here detest out Senators, who are as useless as ( take your pick ). (However, to be honest , the Dem Governor does send help to whichever part of the State requires it. )

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Reply 12 - Posted by: deepthinker, 3/5/2018 5:32:06 PM     (No. 11563235)

How is it that the big cities are "rich"?
Could it be that taxes are imposed on nearly self-sufficient regions who get virtually no services and who send in their dough to flow to the vast welfare class inhabiting LA and SF?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: dvc, 3/5/2018 5:33:29 PM     (No. 11563237)

Best wishes, hope you can work it out.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: obviousity, 3/5/2018 6:12:10 PM     (No. 11563262)

Divide California north south down the San Andreas Fault to the San Gabriel River. Heck it is going to do it on its own sooner or later.

Praying for the BIG one.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: JMEGrammy, 3/5/2018 6:47:42 PM     (No. 11563294)

What a horrid thing to say #14. I get so tired of everyone wishing we would fall into the ocean or get blown up, whatever. I´d like the state split just to avoid remarks like this. There are many wonderful conservatives in CA, but Sacramento has ruined our state. It could happen to you so you might want to step off of that high horse and think how you would feel. We were once a conservative state, not that long ago. It COULD happen in the state where you live....

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