Skip to comments.Greater Idaho: Rural conservatives in Oregon look to join Idaho
Posted on 02/19/2020 2:44:52 PM PST by Publius
Some residents in Oregon are fed up with living under Democratic control of their state government and have launched a ballot initiative campaign to join Republican-led Idaho.
The movement, known as "Move Oregon's Border for a Greater Idaho," is hoping to expand the borders of the Gem State through the inclusion of more than a dozen bordering rural counties now in Oregon.
Mike McCarter, chief petitioner of the movement says the group has gotten the "green light" in at least three Oregon counties -- Josephine, Douglas and Umatilla -- that would start the first step in the secession process, which would be collecting signatures to eventually end up on the November 2 ballot.
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Maybe they should just sneak out at night and repaint the Oregon/Idaho border so that it is to the west of their community (when I was little, the first time I flew in a plane I expected to be able to look down and see the border lines between states laid out on the ground, just like a map).
Aside from being basically impossible, if it would would turn a red congressional district blue (or even help to do so), it’s also idiotic.
Political ideals, no matter how correct, are irrelevant........if ya don’t win.
E WA, N CA, E OR, W VA are all punching bags for liberally controlled legislatures.
God bless you for wanting to secede, start a new state, join another state, start another country, etc. Because you truly are disenfranchised rural cultures that want to self govern within your culture and society.
The problem is that Congress has to call that play. They are the wrong people to do anything as sensible as what you want. Congress is not going to add more Senators, by reshuffling the same deck of cards.
You are throwing a lot of political energy into a losing cause. If you want to expand your mailing lists, OK.
Struggle for something you have a chance of winning.
This makes sense, but is it doable?
Have territories of states ever left a state and moved to another state?
I guess WV?
Not going to happen. Won’t pass the Oregon legislature and wouldn’t make it through the House eve if it did.
It wouldn't. The one congressional district in Oregon that's Republican takes up basically the entire eastern two-thirds of the state. That's the part that wants to leave.
The union is pretty much dissolved and most states should be broken apart politically. The scum swarm of liberals who exodus their former sh*thole states are destroying the conservative states.
I looked at the map, and I can’t figure out where Utah would be. Looks like it disappeared.
A lot of us in SW Oregon want serious change, too. I was thinking more along the lines of running the Willamette Valley liberals out of the State, though.
As long as it’s running them straight into the Pacific Ocean then I’m all for it. I just don’t want to run them to other lands.
Utah is somewhere west of Iowa.
Or send ‘em to Kalifornia. Let ‘em live in the paradise that they envision.
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