The rights of states was the original American solution to centralized oppression. A union of individual states could act in the common interest on national issues while preserving the right of states to set their own policies. Too bad that went by the wayside.
Instead we’re stuck with an increasingly centralized government and the increasingly zero sum battles to control it.
Meanwhile, as lefty states increasingly persecute dissent, some are trying to join other states.
Frustrated by liberal policies, some Oregon residents petitioned to leave the state – by moving the border with Idaho westward.
The movement secured initial approval from two counties and aims to get enough signatures to put the proposal on ballots in November, according to the group called Greater Idaho.
If the group succeeds, voters in southeast Oregon may see a question on whether their county should become part of Idaho by redrawing the border
“Rural counties have become increasingly outraged by laws coming out of the Oregon Legislature that threaten our livelihoods, our industries, our wallet, our gun rights, and our values,” Mike McCarter, one of the chief petitioners, said in a news release. “We tried voting those legislators out, but rural Oregon is outnumbered and our voices are now ignored. This is our last resort.”
And, on to Virginia.
W.Va. governor Justice says he’d welcome Va. counties wanting to secede ‘with open arms’
These are reasonable solutions, which of course means that they’ll be fought relentlessly and suppressed.
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