Skip to comments.Anti-government anger fuels long-shot Maryland breakaway bid
Posted on 10/12/2013 2:18:32 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Anti-government anger fuels long-shot Maryland breakaway bid
By Ian Simpson
WESTMINSTER, Maryland (Reuters) - Scott Strzelczyk is fed up with what he calls political slavery in Maryland and sees one way out - creating a breakaway state, a feat that has not been accomplished since the American Civil War.
Riding a wave of anti-government sentiment across the United States, the small-town information technology consultant has launched a long-shot bid to get Maryland's five conservative western counties to secede from the state, one of the most liberal and Democratic in the country.
"We think we have irreconcilable differences, and we just want an amicable divorce," Strzelczyk, 49, told Reuters after pitching secession to the We the People Tea Party group in Carroll County, a county he hopes will be part of the split.
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With luck the Eastern Shore will follow, they could actually feed themselves.
I live in St. Mary’s County and I wish we could secede with them,. I am pretty sure the Eastern Shore would like to also.
Maryland is ruled by the Democrats in Central meryland around Prince Georges, Montgomery, Howard and Baltimore County and city. Central Maryland the land of entitlements.
I went to the eastern shore for three days in May to eat crab cakes
They had T Shirts “I’m not from Maryland, Im from the Eastern shore”
I bought a Gadsen Flag bumper sticker “Don’t Tread On Me” with an angry crab in the place of the rattlesnake.
Fingers crossed. They can call themselves Nuevo New York.
We are seeing a lot of this sort of thing.
“Scott Strzelczyk is fed up with what he calls political slavery in Maryland and sees one way out - creating a breakaway state, a feat that has not been accomplished since the American Civil War.”
And what a feat and accomplishment it was!
I went to college in Frostburg. People in western Maryland feel disconnected from the rest of Maryland. Western Maryland is a very different place socially, economically, politically. People there feel they have more in common with neighboring West Virginia than the rest of Maryland.
There has been talk of this happening in a few other states too.
.... Maryland ping.
They should try to join an existing state such as WV. I believe it would be easier than forming a new state.
The point of this, not only here, but in other states, is to divorce the big-city liberal cancer from controlling the other smaller conservative bastions. Cut off the lifeblood from the cancer, and you starve the cancer. I hope they succeed. Many other states will follow.
“And what a feat and accomplishment it was!”
I think he was referring to West Virginia breaking away from Virginia.
“...creating a breakaway state, a feat that has not been accomplished since the American Civil War.”
He might speak more truth than he realizes with that one.
I think he’s referring to W. Virginia. Part of VA seceded and it’s still that way.
Yes, it might be easier to join a neighboring state rather than form a new state. A state of western Maryland would be very small in area and population.
Politically these efforts are very difficult. Per the Constitution, forming a new state requires consent of each state, plus consent of Congress in Washington, DC. Realistically, we’re talking about forming new conservative states. Politically, liberal Democrats in Congress would only consent if Democrat bastions such as Washington, DC, New York City, Chicago, etc can become their own states, knowing that these liberal cities will elect Democrats to balance out conservatives sure to be elected from new conservative states.
Enjoyed the video. Thanks.
This really needs to be done. The cities are sinkholes that the rest of the state is stuck with. They have a gimme philosophy and, because they have the numbers, they end up making the rules. California needs to be 4 states, New York at least 2 maybe 3, Colorado needs to split off. Face it, in state after state the gimme group is destroying the country.
Obama has really united this country with hope and change hasn’t he?.../s
Seriously have you ever seen so much chaos, division, and fear caused by one man in your lifetime. You have to ask yourself, is this really a man or something else?
Just as it was the Union vs. the Confederacy, the North against the South....next time it will be the inner cities against the 'burbs and the countrysides.
It'll be you and me, babe, versus the Dem conglomorate, i.e., the rich living in downtown city high-rise condos, the city regentrification yuppie-types, the inner-city minorities and put-upon ethnics, the enclaves of city limousine liberals and do-gooder types who just ADORE living in cities, the countless government employee drones, the union thugs plus the city artsy-fartsy, gourmet restaurant and media types....all of whom vote Democrat in statewide elections and for the Democrat machine candidates in city elections.
Probably most of them would fold in a New York minute when the rubber hits the road if and when folks get tired of being ruled by these city slickers.
Since they don't like guns, they maintain their power through ballot fraud, control of the city and state media, corrupt liberal judges, white guilt, the utilization of community organizers who hand out turkeys and booze on election day....plus sheer chutzpah.
The Democrat-controlled big cities are the tails that wag the sovereign-state dogs throughout most of the nation.
The assorted libs, socialists, commies, radicals, welfare queens, city media, downtown corporate and business moguls, government worker bees, union goons, the gimme crowd plus the professional victims which populate big cities actually LOVE every minute of their near-total voting power over the geographical-rest-of-their-individual states.
They will fight any attempts at secession with every ounce of manipulation in their bodies.
“The cities are sinkholes that the rest of the state is stuck with.”
“I view great cities as pestilential to the morals, the health, and the liberties of man.” - Thomas Jefferson
This Central New yorker concurs!
Peaceful secession either by counties from a state or states from the fed will never happen. Secession = War.
On second read, and ponder, you are correct.
But how can the liberal state government keep plundering the producers if they’re all breaking away???
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
Ever since then, Rural America has been on hind teat to America's Metro-Sexuals!!!
It's high time Rural America disociates it'self from the tax-sucking, water sucking, entitlement sucking metro-miserable counties!!!
I agree. Let's expel Baltimore City, Prince Georges Co., and Montgomery Co. Let them join the Dictrict of Columbia.
They had T Shirts Im not from Maryland, Im from the Eastern shore
Glad you could visit here in God’s Country. Transplant here to the Eastern Shore from the Western Shore.
I read an article a number of years ago that referred to a song, “I Don’t Give a Darn About the Whole State of Maryland; I’m From the Eastern Shore”. I have looked online, but I have not been able to find it.
St. Mary’s is beautiful. Maybe your county and mine, Kent, could join some others in forming the state of Eastern Maryland.
They have promised us a Bay Bridge down here for years, but being down here we get nothing.
The Bridge over the Patuxent to Solomons (Calvert County)is in bad shape (actually it was in bad shape the day they built it. It hadn’t been built a year before they closed it to put braces around the pillars.) and if anything happens to it Southern Md. will be a disaster area as so many workers at Pax River will have to drive 50 miles to get around it.
Then they started charging us $6.00 to cross the Nice Bridge at Morgantown , a bridge that was built in 1937, it costs my nephew 36 dollars to take his truck across. But the increase keeps us from shopping for cigarettes and cheaper gasoline in Va. The Nice Bridge has back up of 5 miles and more during the summer, it needs to have a sister bridge built next to it, but all of Maryland’s funds go to Baltimore and Annapolis.
We need Owe Malley like we need another hurricane Hazel.
Taxes up the ying yang and support of Casa De Maryland , and homosexual marriage are his ideals. Yes I wish we could secede.
I hear you.
Yeah, Comrade Lil Marty is all part of the Rat gang intent upon destroying the US.
The Dinosaur Media is from another planet. That’s how much they understand things. “Anti-government anger”, try anger at government oppression. They somehow believe that there’s a free-floating “anger” out there, that somehow, irrationally attaches itself to “government” and becomes “anti-government anger”. That somehow “gridlock” in Washington is a factor? How frigging stupid can you be?
If anyone would care to look up civil war in their dictionary, they will see that it involves a fight between two or more groups to gain control of the government of a sovereign state. That is NOT what happened in 1860 with the Confederacy; they wanted quit of the United States. Whatever one might think of the whole event, one major effect of that war was the severe weakening of states' rights.
These secessionary movements are NOT comparable to a civil war, although they are comparable to the War Between the States in 1860-5. Even if they succeed they will still be a state as part of the United States... problematical...