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Falwell and W.Va. governor pitch Virginia secession plea
Associated Press ^ | 1/28/20 | Anthony Izaguirre and Alan Suderman

Posted on 01/28/2020 4:18:11 PM PST by central_va

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — In what they acknowledged is a long-shot bid, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. urged unhappy Virginia counties Tuesday to secede and join a neighboring state where Democrats aren't in charge.

Both Justice, a Republican in a state where the GOP dominates the legislature, and Falwell, whose university is in Lynchburg, Virginia, said the invitation to join West Virginia sends a valid message.

“If you're not truly happy where you are, we stand with open arms to take you from Virginia or anywhere where you may be," said Justice, who's running for reelection. “We stand strongly behind the Second Amendment and we stand strongly for the unborn.”

(Excerpt) Read more at stamfordadvocate.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Virginia; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: secession; virginia; west
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Do it.
1 posted on 01/28/2020 4:18:11 PM PST by central_va
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To: central_va

Just create a new state called South Virginia.


2 posted on 01/28/2020 4:21:19 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: central_va

Wouldn’t that be great?


3 posted on 01/28/2020 4:22:08 PM PST by McGavin999 (Queen Fancy Nancy Of North Poopistan)
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To: central_va

We tried on Staten Island to secede from the city but they need actual working people to pay for the bums in the Bronx.


4 posted on 01/28/2020 4:23:03 PM PST by dp0622 (Radicals, racists Don't point do you at me I'm a small town white boy Just tryin' to make ends meet)
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To: central_va

Imagine how politics would be very different, if portions of states could join wiht other states or form new states.

Many here have dreamed of most of New York forming a separate state from New York City.

Others talk of a new Illinois if Chicago could be dismembered from Illinois.


5 posted on 01/28/2020 4:23:09 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: central_va

Rural Nevada wants a new state without Vegas or Reno. The State of Jefferson has been around for a long time - North Cali / South Oregon.


6 posted on 01/28/2020 4:26:50 PM PST by Veggie Todd (Voltaire: "Religion began when the first scoundrel met the first fool".)
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To: central_va

It’ll just make it harder to take back VA.


7 posted on 01/28/2020 4:32:34 PM PST by thoughtomator (... this has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

You’d have elites deliberately causing regions to secede so that they would be more and more over-represented in the Senate.


8 posted on 01/28/2020 4:33:37 PM PST by thoughtomator (... this has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.)
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To: central_va

No.

Just Gerrymander the Big Cities of the coastal Big States.

Move them to the new 51st Popular State.

The rest of us can live in peace.


9 posted on 01/28/2020 4:37:48 PM PST by TheNext (Peaceful Victory)
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To: dp0622

If at first you don’t secede, try try again.


10 posted on 01/28/2020 4:39:11 PM PST by Impala64ssa (Virtue signalling is no virtue)
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To: McGavin999
It would be fantastic. It is shame that Free Republic is so full of state-ist status quo types that can't think out of the box. It's their precious 401K talking for them.
11 posted on 01/28/2020 4:40:52 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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Simpler to leave the states as they are, and combine the 5 largest cities in each state, into a state of their own.
I’d suggest Crapistan, Failureville, or Shifftholechusetts.


12 posted on 01/28/2020 4:51:49 PM PST by Fireone (Build the gallows first, then the wall!)
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To: central_va

I want this to happen so other states will do it.


13 posted on 01/28/2020 5:37:51 PM PST by Farcesensitive
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To: Veggie Todd

can we give Memphisastan to Arkansas


14 posted on 01/28/2020 5:59:52 PM PST by ping jockey (what is proved by the impossibility proofs is lack of imagination.)
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To: central_va

It will take armed men at checkpoints and on patrol.


15 posted on 01/28/2020 6:02:17 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with islamic terrorists - they want to die for allah and we want to kill them.)
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To: central_va

Doesn’t the Constitution say that can only be done with the permission of the State legislatures and Governors?


16 posted on 01/28/2020 6:03:39 PM PST by Flaming Conservative ((Pray without ceasing))
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To: Impala64ssa

lol Good one :)


17 posted on 01/28/2020 6:04:21 PM PST by dp0622 (Radicals, racists Don't point do you at me I'm a small town white boy Just tryin' to make ends meet)
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To: thoughtomator

Yeah, it would turn into a free for all that would spiral into complete tyranny.

E.g., PA would split into 3 states, 2 left, 1 right. VA splits into 3 states, 2 leftist, 1 right. CA splits into 20 states, 19 peoples’ republics, 1 hold out awaiting a mass flood from the other peoples’ republic..

See the pattern??? It will not work out the way conservatives think it will. Although an exception could be made for VA-WV due to the history of the state(s).


18 posted on 01/28/2020 6:05:21 PM PST by Mr Fuji
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To: central_va

Oh, this is going to be good. I see Trump holding a rally at LU to push this in the spring.


19 posted on 01/28/2020 7:18:25 PM PST by ClayinVA ("Those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it")
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To: Dilbert San Diego

According to the book, The Sovereign Individual by Rees-Mogg and Davidson, that may very well happen. They predicted the nation states would disintegrate and new (some old) forms of government would be created. One is city-states, which is exactly where the divide is in this country, between the big city voters and the rest of us. It could get interesting.


20 posted on 01/28/2020 8:15:11 PM PST by Pining_4_TX ("Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods." ~ H.L. Mencken)
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