Skip to comments.Northern Colorado wants to secede from Colorado
Posted on 07/12/2013 9:59:02 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
Will North Colorado become America's 51st state? That's what some residents in the Centennial State are pushing for. Representatives from eight northern counties convened Monday, CBS Denver reports, to "begin mapping the boundaries for the new state they say will represent the interests of rural Colorado." The secession movement stems from "a growing urban-rural divide," with state lawmakers in Denver passing sweeping gun control legislation and calling for more renewable energy and less oil and gas productiona big part of northern Colorado's economy. Northern and Northeastern Colorado and our voices are being ignored in the legislative process this year, and our very way of life is under attack, Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway told Coloradoan.com.
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Instead of seceding (separating and adopting a new name) why not reverse-secede — keep the same name and inform the other parts that THEY’RE being kicked out and THEY must select a new name?
Heck, here in New York, on Long Island, there have been calls for Nassau and Suffolk Counties to separate from New York State as well.
Suffolk County comptroller and former state assemblyman Joseph Sawicki (a Republican) has called for a separation of Long Island from the rest of the state, saying that the region, one of the wealthiest in the state, receives only $5.2 billion in state payments and pays $8.1 billion in taxes to the state.
Nassau County executive Ed Mangano came out in support of such a proposal in April 2010 and will be commissioning a study on it.
Long Island even has a movement pushing for secession of the entire geographic island (Kings, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk counties) from the United States.
READ THIS FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES:
They can call it Atlantis.
My brother-in-law is a tech company CEO in Boulder. Was having a casual conversation with him last week. Where’s your son going to college? Middlebury, VT. What’s he studying? Environmental sciences.
When the Makers abandon the Takers, who then will pay for the latter?
I am surprised that western, southern and eastern CO counties don’t want to join us. After all it’s primarily Denver and Boulder that are screwing the rest of us. We should just wall them off like East Berlin used to be and require passports for them to get out into the rest of the state.
I was thinking Verde.
Shrug? Go Galt? The takers will try to enforce it by force, but they'll mostly likely fail, because they're the people who AREN'T good at doing stuff, including enforcing their will.
West Virginia did it the Civil War. Pro Union East Tennessee tried to also, but the Confederate army invaded and prevented it.
This was predicted in the book The Sovereign Individual by Rees-Mogg and Davidson. Look for the break up of the large nation states, and even the return of city-states.
We live in interesting times, which is not necessarily a good thing.
I've read of similar complaints/movements in western Kansas.
Good Idea...Run the garbage out of Dodge!
Let the liberals wall themselves in...just don’t involve the rest of us! To hell with them!
Need to sell it to the liberals in boulder as “Who wants those hicks”
And then sell it to the people in north colorado as “Who wants the hippies”
So sell the positives to botht he Hippies and the Hicks so to speak.
Scare the Hippies by saying, “You wouldn’t want someone like Tancredo getting elected governor, would you?”
Thanks for the info. It’s good to see L.I. is serious enough to do something about it. I’m surprised to see Brooklyn and Queens in that mix.
I believe upstate NY feels the same. No way did the good people of NY want the 2nd generation ‘Cuomo’ nor carpetbagger clinton. remember when she got booed when she spoke and the firemen booed her and then it was edited out of the video. I’m convinced there is massive voter fraud.
I live in Upstate, and nothing would help the region West of the Hudson more than being separated from NY City and its control via Albany.
Yes, I have heard the arguments that NY City tax revenues somewhat disproportionately go to Upstate I think its a very surface argument. What about subsidized power from Niagara Falls going downstate? What about the job-killing mandates possibly suitable for NY City, but unworkable in Upstate?
I am surprised that western, southern and eastern CO counties dont want to join us. After all its primarily Denver and Boulder that are screwing the rest of us. We should just wall them off like East Berlin used to be and require passports for them to get out into the rest of the state.
Make colorado a “dougnut state” with a creme filling of insanity called the state of “Boulder lib-topia”
Levin is going to present a plan to use Article V conventions to propose new amendments.
I suggested using Article IV Section 3 to create new states from existing ones, where the conservative parts of states split off to create new states, giving the Senate 2 new conservative Senators.