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  • Maryland counties want to secede and join West Virginia… Experts explain how Maryland counties seceding could happen and the impact

    10/24/2021 9:09:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    WDTV ^ | 10/24/2021 | Jasmin Adous
    BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) - Three Maryland counties are calling to secede from their own state are hoping to find a new home in West Virginia. The announcement has many asking, is this even possible? Lawmakers from Garrett, Allegany, and Washington Counties sent letters to the West Virginia legislature stating, “We believe this arrangement may be mutually beneficial for both parties.” Delegate Gary Howell from Mineral County says there are advantages to both states. “For Maryland, these counties are their poorer counties and they actually send more money from Annapolis than Annapolis gets from them so they are a drain on...
  • Leaders in Maryland counties explore swiping right on West Virginia

    10/21/2021 5:10:32 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 45 replies
    West Virginia Metro News ^ | October 21, 2021 | Brad McElhinny
    Representatives of three Maryland counties are saying Montani Semper Liberi. Legislators from Allegany, Garrett and Washington counties submitted a letter to West Virginia legislative leaders to explore the possibility of jumping the border. Terrapins are always free. Don’t take this as a land grab or a succession just yet. It’s by no means a done deal. “These three counties in Maryland, we would welcome these counties. This is the first step. It’s early in the process if it even does happen. These counties are more like West Virginia than they are the rest of Maryland,” said West Virginia Delegate Gary...
  • The Dis-United States of America: New Poll Shows Large Number on Both Sides of Aisle Favor Seceding Into 'Red/Blue' States

    10/02/2021 9:39:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/02/2021 | Nick Arama
    There’s a new poll from the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia that has some talking.According to the poll, 52% of Trump voters surveyed and 41% of Biden voters “somewhat agree” or “strongly agree” that it’s time to split the country, agreeing that “the situation is such that I would favor [Blue/Red] states seceding from the union to form their own separate country.”Now, a lot of media are reporting this and emphasizing the Trump voter part (not so much the 41% pf Biden voters), so you have headlines like Newsweek’s “Majority of Trump Voters Want to Split the...
  • BIDEN'S VACCINE MANDATE TO BE ENFORCED BY FINING COMPANIES $70,000 TO $700,000?

    09/28/2021 12:48:54 PM PDT · by RicocheT · 64 replies
    Open the Books ^ | 09/28/2021 | Adam AndrzejewskI
    President Biden didn't just announce a Covid-19 vaccine mandate on companies employing 100 or more people, he plans to enforce it. On Saturday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi's House quietly tucked a likely enforcement mechanism into their $3.5 trillion "reconciliation" bill, which passed the Budget Committee, and was sent to the House floor. Our auditors at OpenTheBooks read the bill. Then, we connected the dots between the following: Biden's vax mandate announcement The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) policies The House bill hiking the fines Buried on page 168 of the 2,465 mega bill is a tenfold increase in fines for...
  • Oregon County to Vote on Plan to Secede Into Idaho: Organizer

    07/21/2021 8:05:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 07/21/2021 | Jack Phillips
    Voters in Oregon’s Harney County will be asked in November to decide on a “Greater Idaho” proposal, potentially allowing the county and several others in Oregon to join the neighboring state, according to a group that has collected signatures in support of the initiative.Citizens for Greater Idaho’s website said on July 19 that the group has obtained enough signatures.The group said the proposal would “extend Idaho’s jurisdiction over rural, conservative counties of eastern and southern Oregon” and are also “intended to put pressure on the state legislatures of Oregon and Idaho to negotiate an interstate compact to relocate their common...
  • Secessionist, Border Realignment Movements Gaining Traction in US

    07/20/2021 7:21:11 PM PDT · by lightman · 18 replies
    epoch times ^ | 20 July A.D. 2021 | Alan Stein
    The American Civil War is often thought of as being the deciding historical factor putting to rest any future ambition of individual or groups of states wanting to secede from the union. Well over a century later, the idea of secession appears far from settled in the minds of millions of Americans—Democrats and Republicans alike. In fact, secession mindedness has been gaining ground following the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections, which showed the nation to be more politically divided than ever. A newly released poll found that two-thirds (66 percent) of Republicans living in southern states, including Texas and Florida,...
  • Reflections on The 4th, Verion 2921

    07/04/2021 4:45:48 PM PDT · by crusher · 2 replies
    self | 7/4/21 | crusher
    “The simplest definition of mental illness (and insanity) is the inability to recognize and comply with reality.” (My college statistics instructor who was a professor of psychology) “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of all wisdom” – Psalm 111:10 I often reflect on the nature of culture and nationhood, never more contemplatively than on the Fourth of July when I re-read and consider the observations within the Declaration of Independence. In so doing I recognize that, according to my statistics instructor, we are living in an Age of Insanity. As our nation is seemingly rife with incurious, gullible...
  • Grand Review (of the Union Armies - May 23, 24)

    05/24/2021 3:41:46 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 11 replies
    USAHEC ^ | N/A | USAHEC Website
    On May 23 and 24, 1865, before the soldiers were mustered out of the Union Army, a Grand Review of the Armies was held in Washington, D.C., to honor the victorious troops. President Andrew Johnson also hoped to elevate the mood of a city that was devastated by the loss of President Abraham Lincoln. Over two hundred thousand soldiers marched from the Capitol to the White House before the largest crowds ever seen in that city. In a letter to Anna, Edwards estimated the number of spectators to be around fifty thousand. [SNIP] On the second day, General William T....
  • Five Oregon Counties Have Now Voted to Leave State, Create 'Greater Idaho'

    05/19/2021 7:14:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    UPI ^ | MAY 19, 2021 | Kyle Barnett
    On Tuesday, voters in five counties in eastern Oregon urged county officials to begin to promote border relocation and joining Idaho. The counties -- Malheur, Sherman, Grant, Baker and Lake -- join Jefferson and Union counties, whose voters applied to join Idaho last year, in their planned secession to what is being called "Greater Idaho." While President Biden was favored 56 to 40 percent ahead of former President Donald Trump statewide, these five counties heavily favored Trump over Biden with up to 69-79 percent of the vote going to Trump. The group, Move Oregon's Border for a Greater Idaho, is...
  • SHOCK POLL: 29% of Americans Support Dividing the United States into Regional Countries

    02/20/2021 9:11:02 AM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 119 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | February 20, 2021 | Richard Moorehead
    New polling indicates that more than a quarter of Americans have soured on the Union itself, and support dividing the nation into sovereign regional unions. 29% of Americans support the notion of their own region seceding from the Union and becoming a sovereign country. Polling on the matter conducted by Bright Line Watch, a neoliberal organization, suggests that support for secessionist ideas has increased considerably in the last decade, with polling in 2014 indicating that just under 24% of Americans supported regional secession.
  • The Case for Blue-State Secession

    02/16/2021 7:49:21 PM PST · by qaz123 · 34 replies
    The Nation ^ | 10Feb21 | N Newman
    It is blue states, however, that have the real case for secession, because American politics systematically tilts money and power to smaller and more conservative states, undermining the interests of the majority of the population
  • A League [of the South] Statement on the Current Crisis

    02/15/2021 6:04:18 PM PST · by Ebenezer · 18 replies
    League of the South ^ | January 29, 2021 | Michael Hill
    The League of the South, the premier Southern nationalist organization (1994-present), stands with the Southern people (and other good Americans) against the incipient communist regime that is now in power in Washington, DC. This regime has unequivocally determined that “we, the people”–the White middle- and working-class–is the enemy, declaring us to be nothing less than “domestic terrorists.” More evidence of this split between the ruling class and the people surfaces everyday. Only nine days into the Biden-Harris regime, we now see plainly that the media, the markets, and the electoral process itself are rigged in favor of the elites and...
  • Editorial: NM secession spat reveals our state’s deep rural-urban divisions

    02/09/2021 2:23:47 PM PST · by CedarDave · 15 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 9, 2021 | Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board
    “(Secession is) just a response to the lack of respect toward southeast New Mexico.” – Sen. Cliff Pirtle, R-Roswell “If you like Texas better, just pack up your bags and move, it’s not that far.” – Senate President Pro Tem Mimi Stewart, D-Albuquerque While it’s easy to dismiss a secession measure introduced by state Sen. Cliff Pirtle as silly, doing so would only ignore – and feed – the deep political and cultural divisions that exist in our state. New Mexico has always had a rural-urban political divide. Lawmakers from Albuquerque’s metro area combined with legislators in Santa Fe are...
  • Secession -- It happens!

    02/02/2021 8:00:13 AM PST · by icclearly · 53 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 2, 202 | Twitter
    A week or so ago, a story was posted on FR: "Texas secession bill filed in House" (https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3929116/posts). There have been similar stories over the last few months. This video is about another vote/secession (Scotland). Throughout history, borders have been redrawn, and entities have come and gone. We succeeded in 1776 but failed in 1861. The UK had Brexit, the USSR dissolved, Quebeck tried, and many others have done so worldwide. People go their separate ways. Stuff happens.
  • The Silent Christian Secession

    02/02/2021 2:25:30 AM PST · by spirited irish · 15 replies
    News GAB ^ | Feb. 1, 2021 | Andrew Torba
    Over the course of the past week Gab has been deplatformed by one of our banks, a business we were working with to source new server hardware, third-party infrastructure analysis software, and even our accountant.This isn’t anything new for us. We’ve been deplatformed by 25+ service providers including both app stores, PayPal, dozens of payment processors, hosting providers, email services, and more.When this happens I rejoice and praise God because I know that He is working to separate the wheat from the chaff. This deplatforming inevitably reforms Gab into an even more resilient community, business, and platform. We don’t just...
  • A Different Type of Secession Is Already Happening in the USA

    01/31/2021 5:55:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 132 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2021 | Jeff Crouere
    Lately, there has been so much frustration with the last election and the direction of our country that some Trump supporters have been talking about “secession.” Many conservatives and libertarians are asking if it makes sense for certain states to leave the union the way South Carolina left in 1860, after the election of Abraham Lincoln as president of the United States. Whether it makes “sense” or not, we can be assured that it will not happen. Although the South Carolina state legislature voted in November of 1860 to initiate the process of secession, no state legislature would do that...
  • Weld County residents propose leaving Colorado State again, this time to join Wyoming

    01/29/2021 11:53:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Residents have launched an effort to get a measure on the November ballot that would explore a Colorado county becoming part of Wyoming. A Colorado campaign finance disclosure website showed that Christopher Richards registered political committee Weld County Wyoming last February, KDVR-TV reported. Its pushing a ballot measure that would instruct Weld County commissioners to engage and explore the annexation with Wyoming. The county just east of Fort Collins has a population of more than 324,000 people. Richards said during a November meeting that he got the idea in 2019 after reading an opinion article in The Denver Post and...
  • Fredericksburg representative files bill moving toward vote on Texas independence - House Bill 1359, or the Texas Independence Referendum Act.

    01/27/2021 12:13:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    KVUE ^ | 01/27/2021 | Drew Knight
    Rep. Kyle Biedermann (R-Fredericksburg) has filed House Bill 1359, or the Texas Independence Referendum Act. AUSTIN, Texas — On Tuesday, Texas Rep. Kyle Biedermann (R-Fredericksburg) filed House Bill 1359, otherwise known as the Texas Independence Referendum Act. If passed, it would allow Texans to vote on whether the Texas Legislature should create a joint interim committee to develop a plan for achieving Texas independence. According to Biedermann, the bill is not a resolution to allow for immediate independence. Instead, it would give power to the people via referendum to allow the right to discuss, debate and vote on creating a...
  • Some in Weld County asking to secede from Colorado to join Wyoming

    01/27/2021 6:42:23 AM PST · by real saxophonist · 35 replies
    KDVR ^ | Updated: Jan 27, 2021 | Ashley Michels
    Some in Weld County asking to secede from Colorado to join Wyoming by: Ashley Michels Updated: Jan 27, 2021 WELD COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — If you live in Weld County, you may soon be asked if you want to live in Wyoming instead. According to the political committee “Weld County Wyoming,” the question is part of a new push to get a measure on the November ballot that would “instruct Weld County Commissioners to engage and explore the annexation of Weld County with the State of Wyoming’s Legislature.” “Can this be done? Yes, it can be done. Is it going...
  • Texas secession bill filed in House

    01/26/2021 5:31:12 PM PST · by icclearly · 95 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | January 26, 202 | Ken Herman
    Texas house member files bill for a nonbinding referendum question: "Should the legislature of the State of Texas submit a plan for leaving the United States of America and establishing an independent republic?”