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Six of 11 counties in Colorado vote to secede
The Hill ^ | November 6, 2013 | Rebecca Shabad

Posted on 11/06/2013 4:39:57 PM PST by Clintonfatigued

Eleven of the state’s 64 counties placed a measure on their Election Day ballots for voters to decide whether to pursue secession.

In six counties, the measure passed by mostly wide margins, the The Denver Post reported.

The push is unlikely to succeed. In order for the new state to be created, the Colorado electorate or legislature would have to approve and so would the U.S. Congress.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: colorado; counties; cwii; secede; secession; vote

1 posted on 11/06/2013 4:39:57 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
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To: Clintonfatigued

They can secede anytime they like. F DC.


2 posted on 11/06/2013 4:42:21 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; LdSentinal; Viennacon; ...

This is an interesting development. There have been remarks about either having conservatives state succeed or perhaps expelling liberal states. Most have been in jest, but a few serious. There’s no doubt that the political factions have grown inreasingly apart, mostly due to the left using government, schools, and the media to force-feed their policies down everyone else’s throat.


3 posted on 11/06/2013 4:42:29 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I was impressed that the big income tax increase got smashed statewide. There is hope...


4 posted on 11/06/2013 4:42:48 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Impy

Note that I never used the terms “red state” or “blue state” in my posting.

; )


5 posted on 11/06/2013 4:43:47 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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To: Clintonfatigued; bamahead; ForGod'sSake; Jack Black

ping!


6 posted on 11/06/2013 4:46:15 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

This is not just a stunt. If these 6 counties seceed, it demonstrates that there will be pockets of resistance in the event of a national ‘emergency’ resulting in martial law.
In the event of SHTF, residents would have a fighting chance to retain some of their liberties.


7 posted on 11/06/2013 4:50:49 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: Still Thinking

If they do succeed it will get awful crowded fast.


8 posted on 11/06/2013 4:51:42 PM PST by oldasrocks (They should lock all of you up and only let out us properly medicated people.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I was hoping for a map. I know here in western South Dakota a lot of us would like to get rid of the eastern part of the state.


9 posted on 11/06/2013 4:52:29 PM PST by defconw
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To: nascarnation

Not only was it smashed, it spent over $10,000,000 to try to pass. I don’t know what the anti-tax side spent, but I’d guess less than a million.


10 posted on 11/06/2013 4:53:44 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (Damn ObamaCare, full speed ahead!)
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To: Clintonfatigued
The recent partition movement is the inevitable result of a 1964 Scotus ruling, Sims v. Reynolds.

If Your State is a Mess.

11 posted on 11/06/2013 4:54:22 PM PST by Jacquerie (Article V is our only hope to restore republican freedom.)
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To: RKBA Democrat

for the secession ping list


12 posted on 11/06/2013 4:57:14 PM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; grumpygresh

I’d worry about the rest of the state which should not be abandoned to the left, but it would be nice to bank 2 Senators.

Seems like a big longshot though.

Note to everyone on this thread, they are exploring seceding from Colorado (to form a new state) not from the USA.


13 posted on 11/06/2013 4:58:06 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Another alternative is for these Colorado counties to become part of a neighboring state. No federal permission required, only a shifting of state boundaries and permission of the nearby state to join them.


14 posted on 11/06/2013 5:02:07 PM PST by tbw2
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To: Clintonfatigued

I do not believe that Virginia had a say when West Virginia was made up out of whole cloth.


15 posted on 11/06/2013 5:07:55 PM PST by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: Ingtar

You mean there might actually be hope for us here in downstate Illinois, too? We could be Illinois and that taxdollar-sinkhole up north on Lake Michigan could become the Kingdom of Chicago! I like it!


16 posted on 11/06/2013 5:11:38 PM PST by RonInNaples
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To: defconw

West River and East River, then only one Dakota


17 posted on 11/06/2013 5:11:40 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Clintonfatigued; All

“There have been remarks about either having conservatives state succeed or perhaps expelling liberal states.”

Oh, I’m serious.


18 posted on 11/06/2013 5:12:06 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Eleven of the state’s 64 counties placed a measure on their Election Day ballots for voters to decide whether to pursue secession. In six counties, the measure passed by mostly wide margins, the The Denver Post reported.

Ping for later

19 posted on 11/06/2013 5:15:11 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: RonInNaples

Me too. We could dig out the old tollbooths and turn ‘em into guard houses so they couldn’t sneak out...


20 posted on 11/06/2013 5:15:22 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Clintonfatigued; marsh2

Power PING!!!


21 posted on 11/06/2013 5:15:30 PM PST by SierraWasp (Democrats these days are the "Glitches" in America's way of life and culture!!!)
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To: Balding_Eagle
"Not only was it smashed, it spent over $10,000,000 to try to pass."

Much of which was provided by the failed Mayor of New York, Michael "the Fascist" Bloomberg (who also funded the campaign to stop the recall of government worshipers John Morse and Angela Giron).

22 posted on 11/06/2013 5:15:32 PM PST by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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23 posted on 11/06/2013 5:18:25 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: bigbob

That would work for me.


24 posted on 11/06/2013 5:25:59 PM PST by defconw
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To: RonInNaples
You mean there might actually be hope for us here in downstate Illinois, too?

Same boat here on Lake of Egypt. Chicago can go F itself. Thought about either joining Kentucky or Indiana.
25 posted on 11/06/2013 5:26:16 PM PST by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Ingtar
Yes, but the fact that Virginia was then in a state of rebellion made a difference.

CC

26 posted on 11/06/2013 5:38:57 PM PST by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Note that I never used the terms “red state” or “blue state” in my posting.

I'm glad to see that as California keeps getting bashed here on FR by no nothings that think the entire state is blue. It isn't. Huge areas of the state are very rural and very conservative. Where I live, almost everyone owns guns and there are no murders.

27 posted on 11/06/2013 5:48:14 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: Jacquerie

Good post.


28 posted on 11/06/2013 6:18:06 PM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Not only was it smashed, it spent over $10,000,000 to try to pass. I don’t know what the anti-tax side spent, but I’d guess less than a million.


Bill Gates dumped a lot of money for the pro-tax folks. Billionaires forcing you to pay higher income taxes.


29 posted on 11/06/2013 6:25:50 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (2014: RINO Hunting Season)
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To: 98ZJ USMC

I believe I can speak for my colleagues in that the Commonwealth of Kentucky will welcome you with open arms.

Except for the Democratic governor. F him too.


30 posted on 11/06/2013 6:34:43 PM PST by JusPasenThru (Posting here = IRS audit.)
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To: VRWC For Truth
They can secede anytime they like. F DC.

Your tagline reads "Roberts has perverted the Constitution." Ironically, you're the one who obviously hasn't read the Constitution if you think counties can secede willy nilly. The process for new states being carved out of larger states is explicitly stated in the Constitution. You might read it one of these days -- it's a good read!

31 posted on 11/06/2013 6:46:36 PM PST by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: Ingtar
I do not believe that Virginia had a say when West Virginia was made up out of whole cloth.

Not true. The split was approved by the Virginia legislature -- or what the Federal Government recognized as the Virginia legislature, "The Restored Government of Virginia" which was based in what is now Wheeling, West Virginia. The Constitutionality of the split, while dubious at the time, was nevertheless upheld by the US Supreme Court in 1871 and is settled law.

32 posted on 11/06/2013 6:52:05 PM PST by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!


33 posted on 11/06/2013 6:58:37 PM PST by Postman (Flies get too litle credit. They know!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Add this to the list of Obozo’s “legacy”....


34 posted on 11/06/2013 6:58:41 PM PST by matginzac
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To: tbw2
I don't believe that's true. The Red River Compact was approved by Congress as well as the legislatures of TX and OK.

New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new States shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the Junction of two or more States, or parts of States, without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress. (IV.iii.)

There is no "new" in the bolded part. So if those counties joined Wyoming, Wyoming would have been formed by the junction of two or more states or parts of states. Thus, it would require consent of Congress, the legislature of Colorado and the legislature of Wyoming.

35 posted on 11/06/2013 7:48:50 PM PST by scrabblehack
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To: tbw2

Another alternative is for these Colorado counties to become part of a neighboring state. No federal permission required, only a shifting of state boundaries and permission of the nearby state to join them.


Knock knock...Hello Texas. I have an idea.....


36 posted on 11/06/2013 9:36:25 PM PST by S.O.S121.500 (Case back hoe for sale or trade for diesel wood chipper....Enforce the Bill of Rights. It's the Law!)
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To: S.O.S121.500

Oooohh....goood point. Texas has the argument that consent of Congress has already been granted.


37 posted on 11/07/2013 5:19:45 PM PST by scrabblehack
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