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  • Divided We Stand The country is hopelessly split. So why not make it official and break up?

    11/14/2018 4:00:34 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 84 replies
    NYMAG ^ | 11/14/2018
    Let’s just admit that this arranged marriage isn’t really working anymore, is it? The partisan dynamic in Washington may have changed, but our dysfunctional, codependent relationship is still the same. The midterm results have shown that Democrats have become even more a party of cities and upscale suburbs whose votes are inefficiently packed into dense geographies, Republicans one of exurbs and rural areas overrepresented in the Senate. The new Congress will be more ideologically divided than any before it, according to a scoring system developed by Stanford political scientist Adam Bonica: the Republicans more conservative, the Democrats more liberal The...
  • NY State Republicans Once Again Move To Split Up The State

    03/11/2019 1:39:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/11/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    This feature is brought to you by the Wouldn’t It Be Nice department of New York State News. After yet another wave of liberal policies being signed into law and sending more sensible citizens fleeing the state, New York Republicans have once again resurrected a favorite plan from days past. Republican Assemblyman David DiPietro has introduced a bill that would split up the Empire State into three sections. This wouldn’t result in two new states, but rather three autonomous regions, each with their own governor and legislature. (Washington Times) For decades, David DiPietro has watched his community in western...
  • Illinois Rep. (Brad Halbrook) files bill to make Chicago the 51st state

    02/10/2019 4:48:01 AM PST · by Libloather · 51 replies
    WAND ^ | 2/09/19 | Brett Martin
    ILLINOIS. (WAND) - A state representative has filed a bill that would urge the United States Congress to make Chicago its own state and not a part of Illinois. The bill, filed by Brad Halbrook of Shelbyville, Ill. was filed on Feb. 7th. It currently has two co-sponsors, Rep. Chris Miller of Robinson, Ill., and Darren Bailey of Louisville, Ill.. The bill has not been assigned to a committee yet. The bill is a house resolution meaning it does not need approval from the senate or the governor.
  • Gavin Newsom’s ‘sanctuary for all’ vow is a challenge to federal authority that can’t go unanswered

    01/08/2019 10:36:34 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 26 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 1/8/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Incoming Leftist Gov. Gavin Newsom of California, in his inaugural speech on Monday, fired a broadside against the rule of law: At his direction, the state will continue to openly defy Washington’s authority on a number of issues, further weakening federalism and bringing our country one step closer to open rebellion. In his speech, Newsom slammed an Obama-era policy that the Trump administration ended — child separation at the border — then slammed the president’s proposed border wall despite the fact that Border Patrol agents have testified that they work. He then pledged that California will provide “sanctuary to all...
  • Gov. Newsom Points to California Exceptionalism, Challenges

    01/08/2019 8:54:59 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 43 replies
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom boldly declared his state a model for the nation Monday but said its leaders have failed to rein in the soaring cost of living and stem inequalities that are making it harder for people to achieve what he called the "California dream." "We face serious challenges — some that have been deferred for too long," Newsom said in his inaugural address. "We face a gulf between the rich and everyone else — and it's not just inequality of wealth, it's inequality of opportunity." Still, Newsom said it's California that can best defend U.S. values in the...
  • Cuomo declares NY independent from federal government

    12/27/2018 6:00:20 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 128 replies
    Times Union ^ | December 17, 2018 | By Rachel Silberstein
    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, in a fiery address on Monday, declared New York “independent” from the federal government. Invoking the Revolutionary War, the third-term Democratic governor said the state must stand up to what he describes as “a federal assault” on the state’s values, while outlining his 20-point agenda for the coming legislative session. “Ladies and gentlemen, this nation is in crisis. The social fabric is fraying and it is nearing its breaking point,” he said. “We must stand up to this tyranny once again. Not with muskets the way our founders did. But with our voices and our votes...
  • Today in History....A Fateful time

    12/20/2018 8:03:30 AM PST · by PeaRidge · 1 replies
    self | 10/16/2016 | self and others
    December 20, 1860 A Fateful Day"Each State, in ratifying the Constitution, is considered as a sovereign body, independent of all others, and only to be bound by its own voluntary act. In this relation, then, the new Constitution will, if established, be a FEDERAL, and not a NATIONAL constitution." --James Madison, Federalist No. 39 The collision of political thought manifested in the debates at the time of the formation of the Union, warned about by Washington in his farewell address, as well as by Calhoun and Jefferson Davis, and manifested in the continued sectional frictions for decades, had arrived. Over...
  • THIS DAY IN HISTORY Secession Addressed by Leader

    12/18/2018 8:18:56 AM PST · by PeaRidge · 32 replies
    self | 10/23/2016 | self
    South Carolina’s New Governor Addressed the Secession"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." ---John Adams Shortly before his death in March of 1850, John C. Calhoun wrote the following letter to James Mason of Virginia. Written eleven years before the guns of Sumter, Calhoun's prediction is eerie in the extreme. "The Union is doomed to dissolution, there is no mistaking the signs. I am satisfied in my judgment even were the questions which now agitate Congress settled to the satisfaction...
  • As Republicans worry about demographics, secession in U.S. deserves attention

    10/10/2018 9:00:43 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 79 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | September 28, 2018 | Douglas Perry
    "Today felt very much like an update of the 1850s: Two very distinct parts of U.S. that no longer care to even fake that they respect or value the other," wrote Ron Brownstein. But should the idea of the U.S. amicably breaking apart scare us? Maybe it should be welcomed and vigorously debated. Michael Malice, the author of cultural commentarys, pointed out in a 2016 Observer article that the United States has "never been united culturally." Which made him question our determination to remain united politically. "The real conundrum," he wrote, "is why two cultures should attempt to move forward...
  • Referendum to split Calif into three states will appear on the November ballot

    06/13/2018 9:02:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/13/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    A colossal waste of time, money, and the public's attention span is underway in the golden state. Casey Tolan of the Mercury-News reports: For the first time since before the Civil War, voters across California will decide in November on a proposal to split up the Golden State – potentially remaking it into three new states. An initiative dividing California, pushed by Silicon Valley venture capital investor Tim Draper, received enough signatures to qualify it for the November ballot, the Secretary of State's office confirmed Tuesday afternoon. Supporters of the radical plan submitted more than 600,000 signatures, and a random sample projected that...
  • Virginia Secedes!

    05/23/2018 2:28:39 AM PDT · by central_va · 26 replies
    Encyclopedia Virginia ^ | May 23 1861 | Nelson D. Lankford
    The Virginia Convention of 1861, also known later as the Secession Convention, convened on February 13, 1861, on the eve of the American Civil War (1861–1865), to consider whether Virginia should secede from the United States. Its 152 delegates, a majority of whom were Unionist, had been elected at the behest of the Virginia General Assembly, which also directed that their decision be ratified by a statewide referendum. Several states in the Deep South, beginning with South Carolina, had already left the Union in response to the election in November 1860 of Abraham Lincoln as United States president. Virginia, however,...
  • Another Conservative Revolt in California: The State of Jefferson

    05/13/2018 6:10:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2018 | Arthur Schaper
    California is a diverse, populous state full of potential. Yet for residents in twenty-one counties in Northern California—and they are particular about their truly northern status compared to San Francisco—they feel left out. I learned first-hand about the struggles for these rugged salt-of-the earth conservatives during a three-day visit to the region. I gave two speeches on conservative activism and to recruit help for the fight against California’s increasingly unpopular sanctuary state law, SB 54.“North State” is so far north, the closest airport is in Medford, Oregon. The region stretches from California’s northwesternmost county, Del Norte, to the northeastern corner...
  • 7 Forces Driving America Toward Civil War

    04/21/2018 5:19:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 119 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2018 | John Hawkins
    I was interviewed by a mainstream media reporter yesterday. I thought he wanted to talk tech issues, but we actually spent almost the entire conversation discussing the feeling that many conservatives have that America has gone off the tracks and is headed toward dissolution or alternately, a civil war one day. Obviously, this would be a terrible thing and ironically, twenty years ago, it would have been laughable. Today, the joke isn’t so funny because we are a deeply unhealthy society with a dysfunctional government and for all our money, success and storied history, we seem to be on an...
  • The Cal 3 Initiative: Three Californias may be coming soon

    04/16/2018 10:03:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/16/2018 | Fritz Pettyjohn
    Tim Draper is a rich man, but he understands he doesn't know it all.  His first attempt to divide California into six states made little sense.  So he went out and got some people who are experts on the subject.  The result, Cal 3, is a political masterpiece.  This could work. When California was admitted to the Union in 1850, it had only 92,000 people, most of them scrambling for gold in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.  That's why California's county lines are so screwy.  Los Angeles County now has 10,000,000 people.  Alpine County has 1,000. Cal 3 divides the state along lines that make...
  • California's Summer Gas Is Approaching $4.00/gal

    04/08/2018 8:20:00 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 73 replies
    9 April 18 | hapnHAL
    As California's Summer Gas Is Approaching $4.00/gal what can we expect from President Trump and changes to onerous EPA regulations? Part of gasoline’s price increase is largely seasonal, as refiners tend to process less crude oil into fuel during maintenance and are starting to transition to summer-grade gasoline, which is more expensive to make. According to analysts prices will likely climb further as the weather warms and driving picks up. We need to get gas prices under control in order to MAGA.
  • Has the California backlash against liberal craziness finally begun?

    04/08/2018 8:42:56 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 105 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/8/18 | Peggy Grande
    In a state consumed by conservation and environmental issues, one highly endangered species has long gone unnoticed and unprotected – the California Conservative. Is it still possible to rescue them from the brink of extinction? Can their numbers be revived? And can they thrive here once again? While the nation continues to view California as a homogeneous voting block of individuals in lock step with an increasingly progressive liberal agenda, for Common Sense Californians up and down the left coast state, there’s a sense that a different tide is rising. The ripple began in Los Alamitos where the city council...
  • California’'s illegal alien voting law is secession

    04/03/2018 4:03:35 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/2/18 | Lowell Ponte
    On April 12, 1861, the Confederacy opened fire on Fort Sumter, igniting a civil war that before its end killed more than 800,000 Americans. Mark the date April 1, 2018, April Fool's Day, as the day Civil War 2.0 began. On that day, the State of California began to automatically register illegal aliens who have driver licenses to vote. This new law immunizes illegals against any state criminal penalty for registering and voting. Leftist scholars say our states control their voting criteria and can legally register non-citizens to vote in state, county, and local elections. States, including California, however, may...
  • More than a dozen states backing Trump in California sanctuary lawsuit

    03/26/2018 3:21:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 26, 2018 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO — Texas and more than a dozen other states led by Republican governors are supporting the Trump administration in its lawsuit over California’s so-called sanctuary laws that protect people in the U.S. illegally. In a court filing Monday, the states say the laws are designed to interfere with or block federal immigration enforcement, and California doesn’t have that authority.
  • More California Cities Seek to Defy ‘Sanctuary State’ as Revolt Spreads

    03/21/2018 9:48:07 AM PDT · by Mariner · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 21st, 2018 | by Joel B. Pollak
    More California cities may consider defying the state’s “sanctuary state” laws, after the city council of Los Alamitos passed an ordinance defying the state’s controversial new legislation preventing cooperation with federal immigration authorities. Leaders of Los Alamitos, in Orange County, passed the ordinance 4-1 and instructed the city attorney to file an amicus brief in the ongoing Department of Justice lawsuit against the State of California. The lawsuit challenges the Immigrant Worker Protection Act (HB 450), the Inspection and Review of Facilities Housing Federal Detainees law (AB 103); and the California Values Act (SB 54). The Orange County Register reports...
  • Thanks, Jeff Sessions, for suing California-you might be doing the state a favor

    03/12/2018 8:23:44 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Mar 07, 2018 | The Times Editorial Board
    Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions warned California on Wednesday that "there is no secession" from federal jurisdiction as he appeared before members of the California Peace Officers Assn. in Sacramento to announce a lawsuit against three so-called "sanctuary state" laws. To no one's surprise, his claims drew immediate rebukes from state officials. Gov. Jerry Brown's initial response after the suit was filed late Tuesday stands as one of the better jabs in this political fight: "At a time of unprecedented political turmoil, Jeff Sessions has come to California to further divide and polarize America. Jeff, these political stunts may be the...