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  • Sean Connery on Scottish Independence

    09/16/2014 9:23:34 AM PDT · by all the best · 53 replies
    New Staesman ^ | March 4, 2014 | Sean Connery
    Having been on this journey to independence for more than 50 years, it seems to me that the arguments have been kicked about like a bladder on a beach. But as the 18 September approaches and, one by one, the scare stories are burst, a new sense of opportunity and hope for the future is now in sight. Scotland has an opportunity to make a step change. More than anything else, culture defines a country. It provides international visibility and stimulates global interest more than a nation’s politics, business or economy ever can. So, with our colourful history, strong identity,...
  • Texas nationalists see hope in possible Scottish secession

    09/14/2014 1:55:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 61 replies
    My SA ^ | 09/12/14 | Joshua Fechter
    "Centralists in America fear that, if Scotland votes yes, it may set a chain of events in motion that could affect many more western regions," the movement organizers wrote. "Suddenly, the impossible seems possible." With some new attention on Texas nationalism comes repeated arguments for independence: Yahoo columnist Rick Newman notes that — with its GDP of $1.6 trillion and population of 27 million — Texas would be the 13th largest country in the world if it obtained independence from the United States. He also wrote Texas could lure companies away from the United States and survive on the strength...
  • If Scotland can secede, so can Texas

    09/11/2014 11:24:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 182 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 10, 2014 | Risk Newman
    Global markets are suddenly jittery about the prospect that Scotland, after 307 years as part of the United Kingdom, could become its own country if Scots vote for independence in a Sept. 18 referendum. If proud but tiny Scotland can do it — which polls suggest is a distinct possibility — then America’s 28th state, Texas, will certainly take notice. If any state is fed up with the rest of America, it’s Texas. Republican Gov. Rick Perry floated the idea of seceding from the United States in 2009, though he later backpedaled. A petition for Texas to “withdraw" from the...
  • VICTORIA (a pretty good read IMHO. Free to read at the site)

    08/24/2014 5:36:06 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 6 replies ^ | 2014 | “Thomas Hobbes"
    Was the dissolution of the United States inevitable? Probably, once all the “diversity” and “multiculturalism” crap got started. Right up to the end the coins carried the motto, E Pluribus Unum, just as the last dreadnought of the Imperial and Royal Austro-Hungarian Navy was the Viribus Unitis. But the reality for both was Ex Uno, Plura. It’s odd how clearly the American century is marked: 1865 to 1965. As the 20th century historian Shelby Foote noted, the first Civil War made us one nation. In 1860, we wrote, “the United States are.” By the end of the war, the verb...
  • The Maine Secession Movement is now actively inviting

    05/24/2014 6:48:40 AM PDT · by The_Republic_Of_Maine · 200 replies
    Maine Secession Movement | May 24, 2014 | Maine Secession Movement staff
    The Maine Secession Movement is now actively inviting Born Again Christians to move to Maine from other states. As the secession vote on June 12, 2018 moves ever closer, the Maine secession Movement is now actively encouraging Born Again Christian families in other states to put their property and business up for sale and move to Maine. This is being done in advance of the next release of the proposed Constitution for the Republic of Maine which will take effect immediately upon a successful vote for secession on June 12, 2018. This next release will include a section detailing how...
  • Europe’s Secessionist Movements: Venice to Edinburgh want to break free of national governments

    04/28/2014 8:26:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/28/2014 | John Fund
    Warsaw, Poland — The debt crisis and years of barely perceptible economic growth are fueling independence movements in some regions of Europe. On September 18, Scotland will vote on becoming independent from the United Kingdom. If a majority approves, the U.K. would lose a full 10 percent of its population and a third of its landmass. Polls show that backers of independence are trailing but gaining; they now have more than 40 percent of the vote. Last month, Venice and its surrounding areas held a non-binding online referendum on independence from Italy. Of the Veneto region’s 5 million people, more...
  • Siberia to Separate from Russia, Become Part of USA

    01/03/2012 6:19:11 PM PST · by beebuster2000 · 90 replies
    Pravda ^ | Jan 3, 2012 | Pravda. ru
    The idea to separate Siberia and annex the territory to the United States of America has been engrossing the minds of Siberian separatists for a long time already. Surprisingly, or maybe not, they find the support from across the ocean. Many, if not all Siberians, may think at times that the Siberian regions with their natural riches live poorly just because they have to give away a big part of their incomes to other territories of the Russian Federation. "The referendum will be held with the help of the US administration. The US has successful experience in obtaining independence. After...
  • Russia's Secessionist Strategy

    04/11/2014 2:40:24 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 6 replies
    New York Young Republicans ^ | April 10, 2010 | NYYRC
    As explained on this blog since hostilities began, Russian foreign policy is being guided by the outspoken fascist Aleksandr Dugin. The son of a GRU (Russian military intelligence) General, Dugin wrote the military textbook now studied at Russian academies of war. The Foundations of Geopolitics: Russia’s Geopolitical Future, is a throwback to the German (and Nazi) concept of “geopolitik,” dictating that Russia is naturally a land-based empire, and in order to defeat the maritime powers of the United States and England, must conquer virtually the entire Eurasian continent, from Lisbon to Vladivostok. To underscore how determined these fascists to create...
  • An Analysis of President Lincoln's Legal Arguments Against Secession

    03/31/2014 10:24:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 172 replies
    Apollo3 ^ | April 9, 1994 | James Ostrowski
    INTRODUCTION On May 27, 1861, the army of the United States of America (the "Union")--a nation formed by consecutive secessions, first from Great Britain in 1776, and then from itself in 17881--invaded the State of Virginia,2 which had recently seceded from the Union, in an effort to negate that secession by violent force. The historical result of the effort begun that day is well known and indisputable: after four years of brutal warfare, which killed 620,000 Americans, the United States negated the secession of the Confederate States of America, and forcibly re-enrolled them into the Union. The Civil War ended...
  • Spain Rules Catalonia Independence Referendum "Unconstitutional"

    03/27/2014 1:15:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/27/2014 | Tyler Durden
    With Scotland moving ever closer, Crimea having chosen their own path, and Venice overwhelmingly voting for secession from Italy, the Spanish government has put its foot down on the Catalonia's planned independence referendum. As Time reports, In a Tuesday ruling, Spanish judges found Catalonia’s planned independence referendum to be unconstitutional. Of course, just as in Crimea, this is being ignored by the Catalan government - a region seen as the powerhouse of the Italian economy - who exclaimed "this will have no effect on the process." Via Time, ... In a Tuesday ruling, Spanish judges found Catalonia’s planned independence referendum to...
  • Spain Says Catalonia Can’t Vote for Independence, But Catalans Will Go Ahead Anyway

    03/27/2014 11:49:09 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 11 replies
    Time ^ | 03/26/2014 | Per Liljas
    In a Tuesday ruling, Spanish judges found Catalonia’s planned independence referendum to be unconstitutional, but secessionists in the Spanish autonomous region (called a “community” in Spain) have vowed to proceed regardless. Although stifled under the yoke of the Franco dictatorship, Catalonia has long felt cultural and linguistic disctinction from the rest of Spain. In recent years, it developed into a powerhouse of the nation’s economy. However, amid the country’s financial crisis, Madrid has been urging national unity.
  • Venice votes to split from Italy as 89% of the city's residents opt to form a new independent state

    03/23/2014 4:45:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03/23/2014 | By HANNAH ROBERTS IN ROME
    Venetians have voted overwhelmingly for their own sovereign state in a ‘referendum’ on independence from Italy. Inspired by Scotland’s separatist ambitions, 89 per cent of the residents of the lagoon city and its surrounding area, opted to break away from Italy in an unofficial ballot. The proposed ‘Repubblica Veneta’ would include the five million inhabitants of the Veneto region and could later expand to include parts of Lombardy, Trentino and Friuli-Venezia Giulia. The floating city has only been part of Italy for 150 years. The 1000 year–old democratic Serenissima Repubblica di Venezia, was quashed by Napoleon and was subsumed into...
  • Poland: The irreducible autonomy of Silesia

    03/31/2011 11:58:29 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 20 replies
    Hospodářské noviny Prague ^ | 3/31/2011 | Leoš Kyša
    Silesians. They have their own language, a long history and they live in one of the richest regions of Poland. Today their calls for autonomy are echoing louder and louder. When they enjoyed unexpected success in regional elections last autumn for the first time in twenty years, Warsaw woke up to a problem in its territories along the Czech border. Katowice (Poland) A march organised by Silesian autonomists At the congress of the Movement for Silesian Autonomy, in Katowice, a triumphal mood reigns. Delegates, some hundred and thirty of them who arrived in early March, some in traditional Silesian garb,...
  • Transnational Transgressions: In Kosovo and Honduras, Obama-ite foreign policy gave Putin...

    03/22/2014 1:45:21 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | MARCH 22, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    In Kosovo and Honduras, Obama-ite foreign policy gave Putin effective precedent.‘Your independence is irreversible, absolutely irreversible.” So declared Vice President Joe Biden, thrilling a parliamentary assembly in Pristina, Kosovo. These were still the early months of the Obama administration, and the vice president was touring the Balkans to take a victory lap in the breakaway Serbian territory whose independence he’d done so much to champion as an influential senator. As Vladimir Putin tucks away Crimea, just as he clawed South Ossetia and Abkhazia back from Georgia five years ago, Kosovo is worth remembering. So is President Obama’s staunch support of...
  • The Real Problem in Crimea: The issue is not so much what happened as it is how it happened

    03/22/2014 11:21:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/22/2014 | Bruce Walker
    Why is the independence plebiscite in Crimea followed fast by union with Russia bad? We have to be careful in answering that question. “Balkanization,” or the division of states into different smaller nations, more often than not is good. Indeed, the independence of Ukraine itself was the result of the “Balkanization” of the Russian Marxist Empire, when a dozen new nations emerged out of the colonial possessions of the Russian Marxist Empire. Recent history in Eastern Europe has shown that this is sometimes indispensable to peace and liberty. The Slovakian people had been joined to the Bohemian and Moravian people...
  • Crimea Vote Gets Attention of Europe's Other Secession Movements

    03/22/2014 11:23:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/22/2014 | By MATT MOFFETT
    MADRID—When Crimeans voted to secede from Ukraine and join Russia—under the watchful gaze of Russian troops—some Spaniards viewed the drama through the lens of a conflict much closer to home. Spain's Foreign Minister José Manuel García-Margallo said "the parallelism is absolute" between Crimea and Catalonia, the wealthy industrial region that has scheduled a nonbinding referendum on independence from Spain for November. Sunday's referendum in Crimea and the one planned in Catalonia each violates its nation's constitution, Mr. Garcia-Margallo said Monday, and thus "by definition violates international law." Catalan officials ridiculed his attempt to tar Catalonia with the Crimean brush. Catalans...
  • Ron Paul on Crimea: Why does US Care ?

    03/18/2014 11:16:19 AM PDT · by opentalk · 189 replies
    Politico ^ | March 18, 2014 | Tal Kopan
    Former Rep. Ron Paul says that America’s reaction to Crimea’s vote to secede from Ukraine should be,“so what?” “Why does the U.S. care which flag will be hoisted on a small piece of land thousands of miles away?” the Texas Republican and libertarian icon wrote in a USA Today op-ed Monday. ...Over the weekend, Crimeans voted to secede from Ukraine and join Russia,which the Russian government has moved to approve. American politicians have called the vote a sham and the administration has said it does not recognize the results of the vote,placing sanctions on some Russian officials in response. Ron...
  • How will things change in Crimea if it joins Russia?

    03/16/2014 12:31:40 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 51 replies
    Washinton Post ^ | 3.15.2014 | Tiffany Harness
    Let’s start with money matters. Who will pay the pensions of retirees who paid into the Ukrainian system? Voters are being told that Russia will assume the obligations for all pensions, with a big leap in benefits. For example, the average monthly pension in Russia is said to be about $270, almost double the $150 paid in the average Ukrainian’s monthly pension. And the retirement age will drop by five years, to 60 for men and 55 for women. And what about schools? Schoolchildren are expected to get new history books with a more outsize section on Russian history...
  • 'Six Californias' Instead of One?

    03/09/2014 11:24:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/09/2014 | Jeff Jacoby
    "I love Germany so much that I am glad there are two of them," the French novelist and Nobel laureateFrancois Mauriac commented acerbically during the Cold War. Investor Tim Draper loves California so much that he thinks there should be six of them. Draper is one of Silicon Valley'ssuperstar venture capitalists, an early funder of numerous high-tech enterprises, including, most famously, Skype and Hotmail. He is also the prime mover behind the "Six Californias" initiative, a proposal to partition the nation's most populous state into six smaller ones. From north to south, those new states would be: Jefferson, North California,...
  • The New USA? Secession Movement Gains Steam

    03/04/2014 4:42:07 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 67 replies ^ | March 4, 2014 | David Brody
    GREELEY, Colo. -- If you mention the word "secession" most people think of the South during the Civil War. But today, a new movement is gaining steam because of frustration over a growing, out-of-control federal government. A number of conservative, rural Americans are taking about seceding and creating their own states, meaning a new map of the United States of America could include the following: A 51st state called Jefferson, made up of Northern California and Southern Oregon A new state called Western Maryland A new state called North Colorado These are real movements gaining traction with voters across the...
  • Proposal to divide California into 6 states moves step closer to voter consideration

    02/20/2014 4:29:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Daily Journal ^ | 02/20/2014 | MICHAEL R. BLOOD
    LOS ANGELES — California has reached the breaking point. Or so says Tim Draper, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist who is pushing a proposal to crack the nation's most populous state into pieces. Six of them, in this case. California has grown so big, so divided, it's essentially ungovernable, according to a ballot initiative that could reach voters in November. It has to go. "Vast parts of our state are poorly served by a representative government," according to Draper's plan, which cleared a key government hurdle this week to qualify for the ballot. California residents "would be better served by...
  • Is Secession Any Closer?

    02/17/2014 3:31:26 PM PST · by grumpa · 54 replies
    Off Grid Blog ^ | February 17, 2014 | Off Grid Blogger
    I sense that anger is building among the states as the federal government continues to encroach on states’ rights. Healthcare, traditional marriage, and other issues are irritating leaders in many states. Sooner or later a state is going to stand up and tell the federal government to go to hell. What might secession look like? I have a website that is dedicated to this proposition: Here I offer some ideas to get people thinking about how we could go it alone here in Texas. I also address standard objections to secession. By the way, at least one poll has...
  • Maybe it's time to do what India did

    01/30/2014 6:28:50 AM PST · by Gort_Klaatu · 23 replies
    Self | 1/30/2014 | Gort_Klaatu
    With the current movement of the Republican establishment to push for amnesty for the 11,000,000 or more illegal immigrants we have here in the U.S. it might be time to save as much of our country as we can before it is all taken away. If these illegals are allowed citizenship then the Democrats will have effectively eliminated the two party system and we will have full blown socialism headed towards a dictatorship which I believe has been the plan all along. Our freedoms will be taken away with the Bill of Rights being nullified by liberal judges who will...
  • Forget a new state for Silicon Valley — let’s divide the US with “Duck Dynasty”

    12/26/2013 4:04:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Pando Daily ^ | December 20, 2013 | Nathaniel Mott
    You may have heard that Tim Draper hopes to convince Californians to separate their state into six pieces. The plan is the latest attempt by Silicon Valley to separate itself from the rest of California, where mentally ill people have the gall to clutter streets paved in alternative currencies and Series As and which lead to startup employees’ lavish home-away-from-homes (bought at obscene prices in an overheated hot real estate market). Draper’s proposal would see the formation of six new states: Jefferson, North California, Central California, Silicon Valley, West California, and South California. In his vision, counties would be able...
  • EXPLAINED: Why Texas will Secede from Union

    12/11/2013 6:13:05 PM PST · by Windflier · 268 replies
    YouTube ^ | 17 November 2013 | Christopher Greene
    Longtime YouTube political poster, Christopher Greene, makes a strong case for why the state of Texas will secede from the union.
  • Secession Movement Sweeping Maryland & Colorado

    11/27/2013 4:34:48 AM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 40 replies ^ | 23 Nov 13 | Ben Walters
    Could we soon have 52 states? The succession movements in Colorado and Maryland are at full speed. Citizens in Alleghany, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett and Washington counties don’t feel that their interests are being represented in Annapolis any longer. Now they are looking to split off from the rest of the state to form Western Maryland. This effort is being called: A New State initiative. Scott Strzelczyk, leader of the Western Maryland initiative puts it bluntly, “people are fed up with the liberal majority and want an “amicable divorce.” The five counties make up about 11% of the entire state and...
  • Income tax would have to rise by 9p in Scotland if voters choose to leave the UK…

    11/18/2013 10:55:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 09:36 EST, 18 November 2013 | Matt Chorley
    Scotland would face a 9p (15¢) increase in income tax to plug a financial black hole caused by independence, a damning report warns Alex Salmond today. Falling revenues from North Sea oil and increased costs of a faster-aging population mean an independent Scotland would need deeper spending cuts and steeper tax hikes than the rest of the UK, the Institute for Fiscal Studies claimed. But the Scottish National Party claimed the country would have been better off if it had broken away from the rest of the UK in the 1970s. … Under even the most optimistic scenario, the IFS...
  • Five Colorado counties vote to secede, form new state

    11/11/2013 11:22:35 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 38 replies
    The Examiner ^ | November 6, 2013 | Joe Newby
    On Tuesday, five Colorado counties voted to approve the 51st State Initiative, directing county officials to explore secession from the state, the Denver Post reported. Voters in Kit Carson, Washington, Phillips, Cheyenne, and Yuma counties approved the measure, while voters in Weld, Moffat, Elbert, Lincoln, Sedgwick and Logan counties said no. "Weld County voters said this is an option we shouldn't pursue and we won't pursue it," said Weld county Commissioner Sean Conway. "But we will continue to look at the problems of the urban and rural divide in this state." Fort Lupton Mayor Tommy Holton acknowledged Tuesday that secession...
  • Six of 11 counties in Colorado vote to secede

    11/06/2013 4:39:57 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 6, 2013 | Rebecca Shabad
    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. Read more: Follow us: @thehill on Twitter | TheHill on Facebook
  • Take This State And Shove It: The New Secession Movement

    10/28/2013 1:14:33 PM PDT · by Theoria · 12 replies
    NPR ^ | 28 Oct 2013 | Alan Greenblatt
    There's a big race right now to become the 51st state. Forget traditional contenders like Puerto Rico. In several existing states, residents of less populous areas are hoping to create new states of their own. Citizens in 11 northeastern Colorado counties are among them. They'll vote on Nov. 5 whether to break off and form their own state. Many are unhappy about liberal state legislation they believe reflects the values of the Denver-Boulder corridor, but not their part of the world. "We're rarely listened to when it comes to legislation," says Butch White, the mayor of Ault. "I'm sure the...
  • Just secede already: The obstructionists aren’t going anywhere. Maybe we should

    10/20/2013 10:35:52 AM PDT · by steelhead_trout · 109 replies
    Salon ^ | Oct. 20, 2013 | Chuck Thompson
    We don't want to live in Ted Cruz's America. He doesn't like ours. Maybe a split really is inevitable — and right Yes, I know Michele Bachmann is from Minnesota and Steve King is from Iowa, but all this proves is that in the 150 or so years since the Civil War, the vituperative Confederate agenda of anti-Americanism has managed to spread its irresistible redneck poison into benighted pockets across the country. Kind of like Waffle House. But to deny that the current attack on the federal government isn’t part of the hidebound Confederate agenda is to ignore the people...
  • Constructive secession by Red States: Real possibility unless King Barack I is stopped

    10/14/2013 9:17:36 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 78 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/14/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Patrick J. Buchanan has raised the question asked here fifteen months ago: Is there a peaceful civil secession of Red States underway? Originally raised here in July 2012, we asked if there wasn’t a real possibility of what we described as a “constructive secession” which would accomplish what The Confederacy could not achieve. As we described the situation those states that have grown tired of the overbearing Barack Obama Administration and see it as no longer intolerable could engage in conduct that would amount to de facto if not a de jure secession from the United States. Red Staters have...

    10/10/2013 7:43:59 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 45 replies
    WND ^ | 10-10/13 | Pat Buchanan
    In the last decade of the 20th century, as the Soviet Empire disintegrated, so, too, did that prison house of nations, the USSR. Out of the decomposing carcass came Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Moldova, all in Europe; Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan in the Caucasus; and Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan in Central Asia. Transnistria then broke free of Moldova, and Abkhazia and South Ossetia fought free of Georgia. Yugoslavia dissolved far more violently into the nations of Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Kosovo. The Slovaks seceded from Czechoslovakia. Yet a Europe that plunged straight...
  • State-Level Secession Movements in the United States: Northern Colorado and Jefferson

    10/10/2013 12:37:13 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 22 replies
    GeoCurrents ^ | 10-9-13 | Martin W Lewis
    The intense political polarization of the United States is most clearly reflected by the dysfunctional nature of the federal government. At a more local scale, it is seen as well in the growing movement to create new states by splitting existing ones. Most of these cases involve the desire of people in rural, conservative counties to secede from the more liberal states in which they are currently located. A front-page story in the October 7 edition of the New York Times, for example, highlights a drive to devise a new state of “Northern Colorado.” Eleven Colorado counties will vote on...
  • Klaus tells Czechs to Leave Anti-Democratic EU

    10/04/2013 9:07:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Macedonian International News Agency ^ | Friday, 04 October 2013
    Václav Klaus has long been a critic of the European Union, but never before has he openly called for his country to leave it. As prime minister he negotiated the terms of Czech EU membership, and was president when the country joined on May 1st, 2004. But he’s been a constant critic of the EU, accusing it of unacceptable meddling in its members’ sovereign affairs and comparing its economic policies to communism. His suggestion that the Czech Republic should now seek an exit from the EU was immediately welcomed by those on the euroskeptic right, including Petr Mach, head of...
  • New U.S. mayor sets sights on 'black nation'

    09/29/2013 4:52:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 126 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 9/29/2013 | unknown`
    Voters in Jackson, Miss., a mid-sized city in the heart of the Deep South, have picked a Democrat as their mayor. What’s different about this individual is that he is a former leader of the Republic of New Afrika, a group dedicated to creating an independent black nation out of five southern states. Now leading the city of about 175,000 is Chokwe Lumumba – who has a long history of radical activism and whose plans for the largest city in Mississippi could be called “revolutionary.” A co-founder of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, which promotes black “self-determination,” Lumumba was sworn...
  • Is the United States Splitting Apart?

    09/25/2013 10:24:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/25/2013 | Ben Shapiro
    In September, the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors voted to secede from the State of California. "Many proposed laws are unconstitutional and deny us our God-given rights," said one attendee at the council meeting. "We need our own state so we can make laws that fit our way of life." A few weeks later, the Modoc County Board of Supervisors voted to join Siskiyou in the new state of Jefferson, voting 4-0 to leave California. The board votes didn't mean much legally -- the federal government and state government of California would have to recognize the new proposed state of...
  • Spain rejects referendum sought by separatists (Catalonia)

    09/16/2013 6:31:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 14, 2013 3:02 PM EDT
    Spain’s prime minister has rejected a request by the leader of Catalonia to approve a referendum that would allow the northeastern region to decide whether to secede from the rest of the country. … Polls indicate about half of Catalonia’s 7.5 million inhabitants favor independence. …
  • Northern California County Board Votes For Secession From State

    09/09/2013 7:30:23 AM PDT · by kevcol · 16 replies
    KCBS ^ | Sep 4, 2013 | CBS San Francisco
    YREKA (CBS/AP) – Supervisors in a far Northern California county where residents are fed up with what they see as a lack of representation at the state capitol and overregulation have voted in favor of separating from the state. . . They want other rural counties in Northern California and Southern Oregon to join them in the creation of a new state called the State of Jefferson.
  • Texas Official Preparing for Independence

    09/02/2013 3:29:38 PM PDT · by flowergirl · 115 replies
    WND ^ | 09-01-2013 | John Griffing
    <p>Barry Smitherman, head of the powerful Texas Railroad Commission, is making waves for his comments about economic collapse, energy policy and the future.</p> <p>But don’t a lot of officials address those same issues?</p> <p>Yes, but not the same way Smitherman does.</p>
  • ‘North Colorado’ secession movement inches forward

    08/21/2013 9:20:25 AM PDT · by kevcol · 87 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Aug 20, 2013 | Greg Campbell
    Voters in Weld County will vote on whether to secede from Colorado after commissioners this week unanimously agreed to put the question on November’s ballot. Weld County, the largest of several that have been seriously discussing breaking away to form their own state, joins three other counties in putting the question to its citizens. Several others are also considering referring the measure to voters or waiting to see if citizen initiatives show support for the idea. . . County leaders have also been alarmed at attempts to strengthen regulations on oil and gas developers, which are heavily invested in rural...
  • States seek to nullify Obama efforts

    07/28/2013 8:49:10 AM PDT · by yoe · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | July 27, 2013 | TAL KOPAN
    Infuriated by what they see as the long arm of Washington reaching into their business, states are increasingly telling the feds: Keep out! Bills that would negate a variety of federal laws have popped up this year in the vast majority of states - with the amount of anti-federal legislation sharply on the rise during the Obama administration, according to experts.The “nullification” trend in recent years has largely focused on three areas: and national standards for driver’s licenses. It’s touched off fierce fights within the states, and between the states and the feds, as well as raising questions and court...
  • Proposed new state in northern Colorado gains traction

    07/27/2013 7:11:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/27/2013
    <p>A proposal backed by several Colorado counties to form a new state called North Colorado is getting public support.</p> <p>More than four dozen people showed up Thursday at the first public meeting to discuss a proposal to form a 51st state. Nearly all of them said they support secession. The Greeley Tribune reports people from Weld, Morgan, Logan, Sedgwick, Phillips, Washington, Yuma and Kit Carson counties are included in the discussion.</p>
  • Northern Colorado wants to secede from Colorado

    07/12/2013 9:59:02 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 46 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 07/11/13 | Dylan Stableford
    Will North Colorado become America's 51st state? That's what some residents in the Centennial State are pushing for. Representatives from eight northern counties convened Monday, CBS Denver reports, to "begin mapping the boundaries for the new state they say will represent the interests of rural Colorado." The secession movement stems from "a growing urban-rural divide," with state lawmakers in Denver passing sweeping gun control legislation and calling for more renewable energy and less oil and gas production—a big part of northern Colorado's economy. “Northern and Northeastern Colorado and our voices are being ignored in the legislative process this year, and...
  • Effort To Create New State Called ‘North Colorado’ Grows

    07/10/2013 6:41:16 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 44 replies ^ | 7-9-13 | CBS4
    AKRON, Colo. (CBS4) – There’s a growing effort to create a 51st state out of parts of northeast Colorado. Ten counties, including Weld and Morgan, started talking about seceding last month. Now some people Lincoln and Cheyenne counties say they want to join a new state they’d call “North Colorado.” Organizers of the secession effort say their interests are not being represented at the state Capitol. Representatives from the 10 counties held a meeting on Monday in the town of Akron in Weld County to begin mapping the boundaries for the new state they say will represent the interests of...
  • Secession? No! Excommunication! A New Take on Separation.

    06/28/2013 11:03:34 AM PDT · by inpajamas · 26 replies
    Rantz and Reckonings ^ | 06-28-2013 | RA Sprinkle
    Being a Texan who resides in Texas these days, hearing neighbors talk of secession is not at all an uncommon occurrence, even if it is spoken of as more of an idea that has merit rather than an eminent plan of action. No, most Texans are proud, not only of being Texans, but also of being Americans. American citizenship is a treasure, a part of being a Texan, and visa versa. We believe in the Texas Constitution as well as the U.S.Constitution. Indeed, is that not at the heart of the issue when talk of secession makes entrance into conversation?...
  • County wants to be 51st state

    06/21/2013 10:04:41 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 34 replies
    WND ^ | 6/21/13 | Jack Minor
    GREELEY, Colo. – A county in Colorado that was immortalized in the novel and 1978 miniseries “Centennial” once again could achieve fame as it finds itself in a unique position among America’s counties – considering a bid to become the 51st state. Weld County is one of the nation’s largest counties, and at nearly 3,000 square miles it is larger than the combined land areas of Rhode Island, Delaware and the District of Columbia. The county was also immortalized in James Michener’s “Centennial,” a novel about a fictitious town whose history mirrored the history of the state. County officials have...
  • Colorado secede? Counties weigh exit plan to form state of 'North Colorado'

    06/09/2013 10:32:48 PM PDT · by max americana · 27 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | JUNE 8, 2013 | Mark Trumbull
    Colorado secede? Counties weigh exit plan to form state of 'North Colorado' Colorado secede? It sounds implausible, but the idea of counties withdrawing from one state to form a new one isn’t impossible. But some big hurdles – like the US Constitution – make it very difficult. It’s an uphill climb that looks Rocky Mountain high, but a collection of independent-thinking counties may mount an effort to secede from the rest of Colorado and form their own new state. The idea is rooted in the political rift that many Coloradans – especially rural ones – feel with a Denver-based state...
  • Eight Colorado counties want to leave the state

    06/07/2013 12:24:45 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 24 replies ^ | 6-7-2013 | Greg Campbell
    As a sign of just how divisive the recently ended Colorado legislative session has been, it may very well result in a literal division of the state. As many as eight counties composing the rural, oil and gas-rich northeast corner of the state are pursuing a plan to cut ties with a capital city they no longer feel represents their interests and come together as the 51st state in the country: North Colorado. “We’re actually going to pursue it,” said Weld County Commissioner Douglas Rademacher, a farmer whose jurisdiction is spearheading the effort. “Frankly, we’ve been ignored in northeastern Colorado...
  • Steyn warns of ‘serious secession movements’ if drift toward socialism not reversed

    05/16/2013 5:21:04 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/16/13 | The Daily Caller
    Radio host Dennis Miller and National Review columnist Mark Steyn considered Thursday the possible outcomes if the United States continues down the path of socialism. If socialism became the prevailing governing philosophy, Miller speculated, escaping it wouldn’t require a move to the Australian outback. Instead he suggested heading for the state of Texas, because it would be the first place to push back against it. “If I ever do flee, don’t think fleeing has to involve you going over to Alice Springs or something,” Miller said. “I’m going to Texas because that’ll be the first place that pushes back. They’re...