Skip to comments.Western Maryland secessionists seek to sever ties with the liberal Free State
Posted on 09/09/2013 6:26:04 AM PDT by NRA1995
The push by 50 western Virginia counties to secede in 1863, forming West Virginia at the height of the Civil War, was led by a charismatic store-clerk-turned-lawyer who famously urged his supporters: Cut the knot now! Cut it now! Apply the knife.
West Virginia was the last state to break off from another. Now, 150 years later, a 49-year-old information technology consultant wants to apply the knife to Marylands five western counties. The people are the sovereign, says Scott Strzelczyk, leader of the fledgling Western Maryland Initiative, and the western sovereigns are fed up with Annapoliss liberal majority, elected by the states other sovereigns.
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We’d welcome them to Pennsylvania. We’d gladly give Philadelphia to Maryland as compensation.
The Eastern shore used to propose withdrawal from the rest of the state, every legislature.
And Western New York!
I am in The Peoples Republic of Montgomery County...perhaps I can apply for citizenship there.
Let the Eastern Shore join Delaware and let Delaware give Wilmington/New Castle County to Maryland as compensation.
Unfortunately, 4 more years and then I’m out of this shxt hole state.
I live in WV next to Garrett county MD (most westerly) it is more like WV than MD, the Walmart in Oakland sells much more WVU stuff than UM stuff.
That was back when the Eastern Shore was populated more by watermen than beachy people, if you get my drift.
The state house is totally dominated by Dems. For example, in the senate Democrats hold 35 of the 47 seats (74%). The House of Delegates and the governorship are also controlled by Dems.
Maryland, the so-called Free State, is anything but. Its a liberal’s paradise.
I am in The Peoples Republic of Montgomery County
You have my condolenceses. I can’t stand even driving through Montgomery County.
You can always move over to PEE GEE Country! lol
Howard county west of western Baltimore county was solid Republican up till early 2000s , Kerry won in 2004 was the start of Dem rule. This is due to housing development, immigration and massive invasion.
And they are still wiping out multiple forests to build many more house developments here. Traffic is hell, schools crowded, taxes go up and up.
This shows a Balkininized citizenry is easily ruled even if they have the vote. By having so many new people here all different cultures they dont think of opposing even more.
Also in the 1990s Roscoe Bartlet was the house rep(Howard county) , and he was really conservative.
Now they got Elj Cummings,
LOL! A great post.
Pretty much everyone we know is planning an escape from Marland. That’s the truth.
Nancy Pelousy is a product of Baltimore’s Democrat/Mafia government, headed by her shady father for a time. Enough said.
Instead of "Western Maryland wants to secede, I wonder why?" they were:
"Western Maryland wants to secede, they must all be racist."
Sometimes the humor writes itself.
Maybe we will get those 57 states after all!
Same thing in NJ. Except it’s a bit easier, excise the cities like a malignancy and we can be back on the path to liberty.
Eastern Shore of Maryland was very beautiful 20 years ago.
As someone who lives inside the Baltimore Beltway and who’s father is a member of the MD House of Delegates in a district that is 2 to 1 Dem to Rep in Baltimore County, I am staying and fighting. We all just can’t move away when it gets bad. Remember we use to have 9 Delegates out of 141 back in the day now we have 43 and might have more after 2014.
Republicans also control a majority of counties in the State. There are positives but if all our votes just quit the State we will have no chance.
There. I fixed it.
There was a comment that read "Why should we wreck our system of government to appease a few hillbillies?"
I am sure King Geo. III uttered those same words...
Many of the people we know who are leaving don’t have time to wait for a political awakening that may not happen in their lifetimes. Others are just sick and tired of the high taxes and excessive regulations that are killing their businesses.
The liberals are destroying the state just like they have done in their other strongholds. Why would Maryland be any different?
Rightly or wrongly, there is a widespread sense of resignation that things are not going to get better and that opportunities for a better life lie elsewhere (e.g., southern states).
Regards and best of luck.
It figures that they would mock people who can fix their own cars and shoot their own food.
I think I’m going to support this! :-)
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
No way would Congress make them into a state, but with the permission of the state and federal governments they might be able to join Pennsylvania or West Virginia.
But the problem with these things is that most of the tax money comes from the suburban areas, so that taxes may actually go up for Western Marylanders if the state is broken up.
FWIW, The colonial charter defined the colony's borders before the land had been very well explored. Depending on which branch of the Potomac one considered, Maryland could have had a very different shape.
Don’t forget rural northern Maryland along with The Eastern Shore.
Stop the Jerrymandering. We have nothing in common with Baltimore City and DC.
Columbia is about as socialist as Takoma Park. The Rouse left-overs pushed low-income housing into the area through the 90's and beyond so that the takers could take from the makers. Elkridge used to be nice... now in decline. It's a mess.
Damn near everyone I know is moving out of Maryland when they retire. I have 6.5 years left... unfortunately. I told my kids that I had some advice for them... 1) learn to cook. 2) learn to fix your own car. 3) exercise your second amendment rights. 4) move to a red state.
ping to post 2!
Yes, the Delmarva peninsula joins with Virginia, except that Northern Virginia has to go with Baltimore City and County, Montgomery County and Prince George's County. That will now be the State of Marnova. Or Nomarwashing.
If you are fluent in Spanish and don't mind traffic moving at 15-20 mph, that is.
And more than a little crime.
That's why they should join a larger state --WV or PA -- instead of going it alone.
Like your new proposed state names. However, in this case the "State of Morons" would be easier to spell and more appropriate.
As a Northern Virginian, somehow I don’t like this aspect of the plan. We’re nowhere near as bad as Montgomery/PG/Balto.
Oh, OK, just upper NOVA? MacLean and Arlington? How about just Siete Corners?
That works. Will also throw in Bailey’s Cruce de Caminos.
Yeah...there are some good buys on houses in Pee Gee. ;-)
I live in the city and have for 40 years! I love Maryland, it is beautiful. Two cars stolen, two house invasions, one mugging , on close escapr from a gang while coming home from Symphony, one friend mirdered.
But I still love it !
I completely agree! I really dislike all of the Maryland bashing on these threads.
I don't even like the secession idea. However, I would not be opposed to cutting Baltimore City, Anne Arundel County, Prince Georges County, and Montgomery County loose. Maybe they could join the Disctict of Columbia.
Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Mikulski went to the same Catholic high school in Baltimore.
I understand that completely!
However, in today's philly.com we have a very nice time lapse photography as video on Philly put together by a young photographer. I know nothing about the technicals of photography but I really like what he has done with this "video"
Definitely worth your time for a five minute break...
Posting it directly from his own website...
Enjoy! Not attempting to hijack the thread, so secede on!
Philly is Ugly?
Enjoy! Not attempting to hijack the thread, so secede on!
Wow! That is so great! Thank you for posting that! I recognized every site, except for the new construction area.
I noticed he included a note at the end: 1 Corinthians 10:31
I read the guy's bio and he clearly states he's "religious" with a Reformed Presby background, so I give him credit for placing the scripture in the credits.
All of his work is very impressive and nothing even questionable/salacious in his posted portfolio.