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Rural Coloradans to vote on breaking away as 51st state, angered by liberal policies...
The Washington Times ^ | Monday, August 19, 2013 | By Valerie Richardson

Posted on 08/20/2013 11:06:54 AM PDT by barmag25

DENVER — You’ve got North Carolina and North Dakota, so why not Northern Colorado? Voters in several rural Colorado counties will be asked whether they want to form a new state tentatively named Northern Colorado in the November election, a reaction to the Democrat-controlled state legislature’s “war on rural Colorado.” The Weld County Commissioners voted unanimously at Monday’s meeting to place a measure on the Nov. 5 ballot asking voters whether they want the county to join other rural counties in forming another state. “The concerns of rural Coloradans have been ignored for years,” William Garcia, chairman of the Weld County Commissioners, said in a statement. “The last session was the straw that broke the camel’s back for many people. They want change. They want to be heard.” Three other rural counties — Cheyenne, Sedgwick and Yuma — also plan to place the 51st state referendum on the fall ballot. At least three more counties plan to consider the proposal this week at their commission meetings, said Jeffrey Hare, spokesman for the 51st State Initiative.

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1 posted on 08/20/2013 11:06:54 AM PDT by barmag25
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To: barmag25

Full title.

Rural Coloradans to vote on breaking away as 51st state, angered by liberal policies on guns, energy


2 posted on 08/20/2013 11:07:26 AM PDT by barmag25
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To: barmag25

You’d never get enough support for this to happen. Liberals won’t want two extra conservative senators. And if Liberals are already running roughshod over these rural counties, there is no way the Colorado Legislature will pass this. And then of course you’d need to get congress to do the same.


3 posted on 08/20/2013 11:13:50 AM PDT by BJ1
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To: BJ1

You’re right, this is a way long shot. However, it’s good publicity, along with the recalls, letting voters know just how pissed off people here are with the Democrat regime.


4 posted on 08/20/2013 11:16:27 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: barmag25

Well, a 51st state, with two guaranteed Republican senators, will surely be embraced by the current Colorado, and national, governments.


5 posted on 08/20/2013 11:16:34 AM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: barmag25

If at first you can’t secede, try try again!


6 posted on 08/20/2013 11:22:45 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: BJ1
We could compromise by voting the Philadelphia and Scranton areas out of Pennsylvania and let them call themselves West New Jersey. Then you'd have two guaranteed liberal senators to balance North Colorado. They would have to take Casey, Jr. with them since he's from Scranton.

However, Coloradans need to think of a better name than North Colorado since the "NC" abbreviation is already claimed. How about West Kansas (WK) or South Wyoming (SW) or Free Colorado (FC)?

7 posted on 08/20/2013 11:29:28 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman

I like “Free Texas “, everything except a couple big liberal cities.


8 posted on 08/20/2013 11:37:16 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: barmag25

I would vote for it if I lived a little farther east. I think Colorado should succeed form Denver.


9 posted on 08/20/2013 11:38:06 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: barmag25

Iffin they was coniguous with North and/or West Texas, they might find some support in secession.

Until then, we reserve the RIGHT...


10 posted on 08/20/2013 11:40:04 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Michigan can secede from detroit and then we can call Detroit East Oakland.


11 posted on 08/20/2013 11:40:25 AM PDT by barmag25
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To: diogenes ghost
Well, a 51st state, with two guaranteed Republican senators, will surely be embraced by the current Colorado, and national, governments.

Did I miss the </sarcasm> tag in that post?

12 posted on 08/20/2013 11:41:28 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: BJ1

I do agree with the better idea (when this fails-even through a valiant effort on the citizens part), Give EACH county a State Senate Seat!


13 posted on 08/20/2013 11:44:48 AM PDT by JSDude1 (Is John Boehner the Neville Chamberlain of American Politics?)
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To: barmag25
DENVER — You’ve got North Carolina and North Dakota, so why not Northern Colorado? Voters in several rural Colorado counties will be asked whether they want to form a new state tentatively named Northern Colorado in the November election, a reaction to the Democrat-controlled state legislature’s “war on rural Colorado.” The Weld County Commissioners voted unanimously at Monday’s meeting to place a measure on the Nov. 5 ballot asking voters whether they want the county to join other rural counties in forming another state. “The concerns of rural Coloradans have been ignored for years,” William Garcia, chairman of the Weld County Commissioners, said in a statement. “The last session was the straw that broke the camel’s back for many people. They want change. They want to be heard.” Three other rural counties — Cheyenne, Sedgwick and Yuma — also plan to place the 51st state referendum on the fall ballot. At least three more counties plan to consider the proposal this week at their commission meetings, said Jeffrey Hare, spokesman for the 51st State Initiative.

New states PING

14 posted on 08/20/2013 11:48:24 AM PDT by Alex Murphy (Just a common, ordinary, simple savior of America's destiny.)
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To: diogenes ghost
"Well, a 51st state..."

Wait! Wouldn't this be the 58th state? /s

15 posted on 08/20/2013 12:19:43 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: barmag25

I think there’s something in the Constitution that prevent the territory within state bounds to become its own state.


16 posted on 08/20/2013 12:24:15 PM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: Alex Murphy

Of the four counties mentioned, none share a common border.

Three are western counties bordering Kansas and they each have a non-mentioned county between them.

Still good to hear that the disgust over majority tyranny is being given full voice.

Too many leftists moved there in the last sixty years. It became a state where people that wanted the Rocky Mountain experience would relocate to without a job or a prospect of one and just live marginally to “be with nature.”


17 posted on 08/20/2013 12:35:38 PM PDT by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.)
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To: barmag25
Since this obviously is a racist-fueled effort, the new State should be named "Whiterado"
18 posted on 08/20/2013 1:13:36 PM PDT by mikrofon ("Persons Of Color NOT Welcome Here.")
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Crackerado?


19 posted on 08/20/2013 1:16:27 PM PDT by mikrofon (Much-ado do?)
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To: barmag25
I've heard proposals to give Detroit to Canada. But I can't think of anything the Canadians have ever done to us to deserve something that bad. Including helping the British burn down Buffalo during the War of 1812.

OTOH, I can see several advantages of having the Red Chinese lease it as sort of a special administrative region like Hong Kong. Including how they would take care of the indigent Muslim population.

20 posted on 08/20/2013 1:44:56 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: LurkedLongEnough

“I think there’s something in the Constitution that prevent the territory within state bounds to become its own state.”

That’s correct. The state being split has to approve.


21 posted on 08/20/2013 2:57:08 PM PDT by Owl558 (Those who remember George Santayana are doomed to repeat him)
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To: Owl558

Article IV Section 3 of the Constitution address this issue.
Not only does Colorado have to approve, but so does the Congress of the United States.


22 posted on 08/20/2013 5:03:46 PM PDT by X Fretensis
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