Rural Colorado Residents Fed Up With Liberal Legislature Make Push For Secession

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If you are a member of the conservative minority in a State notorious for liberal politics, you probably have a great deal in common with the residents of Weld County, Colo., a community taking radical steps to attempt to distance itself from State policies antithetical to conservatism.

The Weld County Commission, expressing concern that agriculture, oil and gas, and Constitutional rights are under attack from the Colorado State Legislature, have decided to attempt something that hasn’t been done since West Virginia was born at the height of the Civil War in 1863.

It has issued a proposal asking local voters to decide:

“Shall the Board of County Commissioners of Weld County, in concert with the county commissioners of other Colorado counties, pursue becoming the 51st state of the United States of America?”

Currently, four northern Colorado counties, including Weld, Sedgwick, Yuma and Cheyenne, have decided to let voters decide if the State will split, forming a new State called North Colorado. Another seven counties are seriously considering following suit.

Lawmakers in the Colorado counties who support secession from the State say the need for a split stems from the State government’s mishandling and misunderstanding of rural issues in the Centennial State.

“Last year we were in the midst of a drought. We also were having horrible fires in our mountain areas. The Governor declared a state of emergency for the fires and was able to use the high mountain reservoirs, the water out of the high mountain reservoirs to help put out the fires…We asked him to declare a drought and a statewide emergency for here in Weld County…so that we could turn on the wells and take that water out of the, the same water, only it’s an underground reservoir, and use it for the drought. We were told no,” Weld County District 3 Commissioner Barbara Kirkmeyer said, referencing one grievance her local government has with the State leadership.

Seventy Weld County residents who attended a July 29 meeting to discuss the possibility of forming a new State for rural Coloradoans also expressed opposition to the State Legislature’s gun control measures, renewable energy initiatives in rural areas, expanded regulation of oil and gas production, and the reduction of “cruel treatment” of livestock.

“We’re not pulling away from Colorado, Colorado is pulling away from us,” Keenesburg resident Bruce Sparrow told The Denver Post after that meeting.

Liberal Colorado residents have mercilessly mocked the conservative effort, suggesting that the new State be called “Weldistan,” “Tancredonia” or “Fracktopia.”

One commentary on the blog ColoradoPols said of the plan:

Call us quaint, but we’re shocked to see elected county commissioners seriously talking about such a patently ridiculous idea. Even in the case of Weld County commissioners, it’s an escalation of a series of increasingly politically far-out positions, after already facing controversy over their decision to stop offering emergency contraceptives at county health clinics. Weld County’s Sheriff John Cooke, as we’ve noted in this space, has embraced undeniably extreme positions on guns, the very issue upsetting the commissioners–such as repealing the post-Columbine Amendment 22 gun show background check law, and even repealing all instant federal background checks for gun sales. There seems to be a real breakdown of rationality in Weld County, among officials who wield considerable power. It’s embarrassing, but also kind of fascinating to watch.

For the idea of a 51st State bearing the name North Colorado to become reality, proponents will have to endure an uphill battle. In order for the residents to succeed and successfully form a new State, they will have to first win the support of Colorado voters as well as the blessings of both the Colorado General Assembly and the United States Congress.

Sam Rolley

Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After covering community news and politics, Rolley took a position at Personal Liberty Media Group where could better hone his focus on his true passions: national politics and liberty issues. In his daily columns and reports, Rolley works to help readers understand which lies are perpetuated by the mainstream media and to stay on top of issues ignored by more conventional media outlets.

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  • johnd

    This is a problem in most of the western states. The population (votes) is in a small area of large cities where the people tend to be dependent on gov’t. In counties with small towns the people tend to be more independent (conservative). In north and eastern Ca. you’ll find the most independent people in America and yet our most liberal state is controlled by the huge cities on the western side. Oregon is controlled by Portland; Washington by Seattle; Idaho by Boise; Nev. by Las Vegas; etc. etc. Huge areas of fiercely independent people controlled by the vote of city liberals. Good luck Colorado getting a vote that would lessen the power of your elected officials.

    • Mike V.

      It’s not just western states. in New York, the entire state north of Westchester County is solid red, Yet the NYC urban liberals hold control of everything and jam their agenda down the throats of the upstate population. Witness the recent gutting of the 2nd Amendment by little Andy Cuomo’s “Safe” act. There is talk here of the new state of West New York. i am all for it.

      • Carl-Cathy Wisnesky

        For decades, most NY state residents who do
        not live in NY city have wished that NY city with its 5 counties + a few
        surrounding counties would become its own state, as the NY city area just drains
        the taxpayers of the rest of the state due to its huge population that can just
        about outvote the rest of the state. When a relatively small geographical area
        of a state can just about outvote the rest of the state, there should be a law
        or constitutional amendment making it a required that it must become its own
        state. Because the NY city area can outvote the rest of the state, NY state
        can’t even get enough votes to kick NY city out of the state to force it to
        become its own state & therefore “take care” of itself without sucking up
        the tax dollars from the rest of the state.

        • johnd

          The best resolve that I can think of would be that each county gets a representative instead of the amount of representatives determined by the population. The county with a million citizens would get the same representation as the county with 1000. Since I’m dreaming I’d add term limits also.

        • nabiru

          @Carl-Cathy. The idea of city states goes back to the Sumerian’s time. When a city grows over a million it should automatically became a state. Then you would be surprised how the city government would curt the country people.

      • Don 2

        Cuomo, the monkey-faced Communist, “It doesn’t take ten bullets to kill a deer!” And all the dumb little NYC liberals on welfare cheer this idiot.

    • Vis Fac

      The reason for these meccas is because people are not self reliant or responsible as they once were. Liberal one dimensional idiot-ology not only encourages but cultivates indolence and lethargy. The larger the group the more likely that are to get their way and dictate policy.

      Since it is so much easier to sit back and have someone else provide for you as opposed to earning your own way there is little doubt that we have so many liberals. On the flip side there are caveats for this lifestyle as they have sold their souls to the devil they must abide by what the devil decrees cede liberties and obey their master.

      Free people are not bound by what the devil decrees and because their masters say the free people are traitors the masses being good little slaves parrot what their masters wish. The sad fact is the masses are the traitors not only to the nation but themselves as well.

      The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing–Edmund Burke

      A republic is defined as a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president…

      Our republic no longer exists because we have an omnipotent self centered clown in the Oval office who is as unconstitutional as anyone can be. Anyone believing we still live in a republic had best take notice of what OUR elected officials are doing WITHOUT OUR consent. Our republic no longer exists because the people no longer have power!

      Benjamin Franklin once said … A democracy can be best described as two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.”

      Our Republic that allows for a well armed sheep to contest the vote!”
      shall soon be a fond memory for our rubber stamp liberally controlled congress is eagerly waiting to disarm us.

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est

      Semper-Fi

      • johnd

        I agree.
        People that live in cities learn to become dependent on the laws and those that enforce those laws. Dependence breeds dependence and soon (as you suggest) independence and self reliance become a crime. This disease is spreading faster and faster and I’m not sure if their is a cure. There are only 3 things that I think could change things: one would be a great leader that we all would follow ; 2. a natural disaster that would bring the people back to reality; 3 an invasion.
        No.1 could end up being a hitler and the other 2 scenarios might just do the whole country in.

        • Vis Fac

          Anarchy resultant of an economical collapse will be the cure. The Bible prophesizes this to be, and all the signs confirm this prophecy. I hope you are prepared as
          people will become animals when TSHTF!

          The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil
          is that Good Men Do Nothing–Edmund Burke

          A republic is defined as a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president…

          Our republic no longer exists because we have an omnipotent self centered clown in the Oval office who is as unconstitutional as anyone can be. Anyone believing
          we still live in a republic had best take notice of what OUR elected officials are doing WITHOUT OUR consent. Our republic no longer exists because the people no longer have power!

          Benjamin Franklin once said … A democracy can be best described as two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb
          contesting the vote.”

          Our Republic that allows for a well armed sheep to contest the vote!” shall soon be a fond memory for our rubber stamp liberally controlled congress
          is eagerly waiting to disarm us.

          Libertas inaestimabilis res est

          Semper-Fi

          • johnd

            I don’t believe there will be a total economic collapse. These manipulators that are controlling the whole economic world have a plan. The plan seems perfect. They control the gov’t., entertainment, news, media, money, science and even religions. They won’t make a mistake with something they control. If the economy were to collapse it would only be to fulfill an objective and they are already prepared to step in and take over. It will take something that they can’t control such as a natural disaster.
            Since you brought up the spiritual aspect, a circumcision of the heart for masses of people ( the Scriptures refers to this) could change things. If in the twinkling of an eye, millions of people started ignoring the unjust system we could all be saved.

          • Vis Fac

            I wish I could share your optimism but I can only discern facts that are obvious and not as reported by lame stream media. As a former entrepreneur I have seen ups and downs in business but never downs as this fir this long.

            Please do not believe these manipulators tripe or lame stream media’s reporting of Wall Street figures as anything but hype. Those figures are posted as activity between investor banks trading fiat currency that does not exist It is only for show to keep the public from panicking. Continued printing of money by the Fed is eroding the value of the US Dollar so much that China Japan and Russia are dropping the US Dollar as their Petro. Currency.
            I direct your attention to all the national chains that have downsized or gone under. Next we have the empty industrial centers with vacant buildings, then observe all the closed shops in strip malls. The coup de gras! The Bankruptcy of Detroit soon followed by the state of Commiefornia New York and others on borrowed funds they cannot repay. Yes our economy is headed south and WILL collapse. When that happens you had best have tangible assets in hand because money will be worth less than it is now.

            What you say regarding scripture I agree this is true however; how likely would it be that those Millions were to ignore our unjust system and repent? Not Very. I have been praying for miracles like this to happen but given the hedonistic climate have little hope of seeing a miracle like this happen.

            The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil
            is that Good Men Do Nothing–Edmund Burke

            A republic is defined as a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president…

            Our republic no longer exists because we have an omnipotent self centered clown in the Oval office who is as unconstitutional as anyone can be. Anyone believing
            we still live in a republic had best take notice of what OUR elected officials are doing WITHOUT OUR consent. Our republic no longer exists because the people no longer have power!

            Benjamin Franklin once said … A democracy can be best described as two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb
            contesting the vote.”

            Our Republic that allows for a well armed sheep to contest the vote!” shall soon be a fond memory for our rubber stamp liberally controlled congress
            is eagerly waiting to disarm us.

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est

            Semper-Fi

          • johnd

            When Bush made the first bail out and the Obama got in there and starting pulling his crap, I didn’t think we had much time left. I lost my job but wasn’t too worried cause I had some silver, a little gold and a years supply of food for my wife and I and a couple of hundred sheep for the disaster I was sure would happen soon.
            Well, they out waited me. I ended up having to sell the silver to buy feed for the sheep. Then half the sheep. The cow business is still good but the sheep prices tanked and I’m having trouble getting much for the lambs. I got a fair price for the wool but haven’t got paid yet as the buyer says he’s waiting for someone to pay him.
            I’m not saying all this to be complaining it’s just that what’s happened has convinced me that the controlling powers are not going to let this thing collapse until there is a point of least resistance. Which means getting rid of most- like ourselves- that can survive without them.
            What you and me seem to disagree on is the timing. You seem to think it will happen soon. I believe it’s going to be a long drawn out time of eroding values and strengthening of the police state.

          • Vis Fac

            John The controlling powers are the problem and they are not in control the people we owe money to are China and Euro banks to name two. Time is a variable I agree but what I’ve seen lately, the escalation of debt and devaluing of our dollar leads me to believe collapse will occur within the next three years> I sincerely hope I am wrong.

            The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil
            is that Good Men Do Nothing–Edmund Burke

            A republic is defined as a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president…

            Our republic no longer exists because we have an omnipotent self centered clown in the Oval office who is as unconstitutional as anyone can be. Anyone believing
            we still live in a republic had best take notice of what OUR elected officials are doing WITHOUT OUR consent. Our republic no longer exists because the people no longer have power!

            Benjamin Franklin once said … A democracy can be best described as two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb
            contesting the vote.”

            Our Republic that allows for a well armed sheep to contest the vote!” shall soon be a fond memory for our rubber stamp liberally controlled congress is eagerly waiting to disarm us.

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est

            Semper-Fi

  • Adora Sala

    I understand. I live in California. Liberal Dems all around me.

    • Bill

      Adora,
      They are a real pain, aren’t they

    • Vis Fac

      Oh Yeah the PRC (People’s Republic of Commiefornia) where fruits and nuts rule, now there’s a place to avoid at all costs. The PRC is the next Detroit then New York followed soon by Illinois then the nation.

      The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil
      is that Good Men Do Nothing–Edmund Burke

      A republic is defined as a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president…

      Our republic no longer exists because we have an omnipotent self centered clown in the Oval office who is as unconstitutional as anyone can be. Anyone believing we still live in a republic had best take notice of what OUR elected officials are doing WITHOUT OUR consent. Our republic no longer exists because the people no longer have power!

      Benjamin Franklin once said … A democracy can be best described as two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.”

      Our Republic that allows for a well armed sheep to contest the vote!”
      shall soon be a fond memory for our rubber stamp liberally controlled congress is eagerly waiting to disarm us.

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est

      Semper-Fi

      • Doc Sarvis

        Rehash of your previous post. How about some original material?

        • Vis Fac

          As if you are capable anything original yourself. You the typical liberal have trouble coping with reality so you try and find fault where there is none and all the while conjure your version of reality to spread as gospel.

          Not exactly original because we know how liberals are and the fact they don’t admit to it.

          You can go back to your drug induced coma now, that is until its time for your next fix.
          Doc: The following is provided as a public service solely for for your pleasure to deny and choke on:

          The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil
          is that Good Men Do Nothing–Edmund Burke

          A republic is defined as a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president…

          Our republic no longer exists because we have an omnipotent self centered clown in the Oval office who is as unconstitutional as anyone can be. Anyone believing
          we still live in a republic had best take notice of what OUR elected officials are doing WITHOUT OUR consent. Our republic no longer exists because the people no longer have power!

          Benjamin Franklin once said … A democracy can be best described as two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb
          contesting the vote.”

          Our Republic that allows for a well armed sheep to contest the vote!” shall soon be a fond memory for our rubber stamp liberally controlled congress
          is eagerly waiting to disarm us.

          Libertas inaestimabilis res est

          Semper-Fi

          • Doc Sarvis

            Congratulations, you’ve passed “cut and paste”.

      • Adora Sala

        I am 82 yrs old. Too late for me to help. Just to vote!

  • me

    In the Colorado midterm elections you can bet there will be a lot of pissed off gunowners who hunt and are restricted by the antigun laws passed by the President Owebunhole buttkissers. There will be big change with the typical not ever voting people finally getting woke up to what they are losing . You can bet the incumbant antigun politition will have tofight to keep his position in the state government. Hopefully it goes nationwide.

    • Avyateher

      Problem is, who owns the voting machines? Do you really believe that CA voted to not know what was in their food? Wake up America!

  • Doc Sarvis

    Seventy Weld County residents – wow. That is even too small to be called grassroots or a movement. What a waste of time.

    • red neck

      You are just a plain waste period…. So don’t spread your garbage and infect the rest of the world.

      • Vis Fac

        Too late the world is infected already Doc is a prime example of the infection brought on by liberal one dimensional idiot-ology.

        There are two inoculations against this malady one is education not the education provided by liberal indoctrination camps masquerading as public schools and the other is an anti apathy serum spurning those who prefer to let things go into acting

        Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in
        his hands and at whom it is aimed. — Joseph Stalin

        Having a gun ot two would be advisable in case of terminal progressiveness resulting in tyranny!

        The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing–Edmund Burke

        A republic is defined as a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president…

        Our republic no longer exists because we have an omnipotent self centered clown in the Oval office who is as unconstitutional as anyone can be. Anyone believing we still live in a republic had best take notice of what OUR elected officials
        are doing WITHOUT OUR consent. Our republic no longer exists because the people no longer have power!

        Benjamin Franklin once said … A democracy can be best described as two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.”

        Our Republic that allows for a well armed sheep to contest the vote!” shall soon be a fond memory for our rubber stamp liberally controlled congress is eagerly waiting to disarm us.

        Libertas inaestimabilis res est

        Semper-Fi

  • TIME

    Dear People,
    The question is and should be, would it not be far more efficient to bring back the ORIGINAL Constitution?
    Thus end all the “UN_LAWFUL” laws on the books from 1861 onward.
    But, I gest ~ as its quite obvious that will never happen, so that begs the question what will the fate of a nation that has submitted to the rule of the CRIMINALY INSANE for over 150 years – be?
    When a nation sublimates “MORAL – substance” for greed, they get what they wished for, thus the old adage,
    ” Be careful what you wish for.” BAYBLON
    The facts are abundantly clear to anyone who has eyes to see, ears to hear with, as well any gray matter left.
    America ~ is broke, it has been broke as in no wealth, let alone NO MORAL GROUND to stand on for a very long time.
    Thus what we have is an illusion that is near its end, this is all based on solid evidence that anyone who cares to explore will find the very same results.
    But please do go and shout USA – USA all you want, watch the foot balls on the tube and drink a six pack or even two or more, lets just go and blast the crap out of some brown skinned people who present no threat to you, after all that’s what Americans now think is FREEDOM. How sad is that?
    So is this 51st States issue – really a topic of interest, a single state that’s divided?
    My Good people this nation is divided into so many sub level groups that its no longer valid as any form of a nation.
    Thanks in the most part to the ZIONIST Bankers who’s plan the vast majority of Americans have allowed to unfold, all by just being “SILENT.”
    Peace and Love,
    May GOD save our soul’s for the mass of crimes we have all allowed to unfold.

  • Bill

    Go For It, Colorado,
    We need to start a succession movement among all states. They have the deck stacked against us with all of their voting districts and they are promoting illegals to vote.
    We need to take control of this somehow and succession seems like a good way to do that

  • wyatt81

    Colorado is another example of what happens when the fascist left takes over, usually by engulfing the big cities (like Denver) and then dictating their fascism to the rest of the state, whether they like it or not. Think California, New York, etc. The left is all about dictatorship and control. When you push back, the little wimps and wimpettes go after you with smart ass insults and mockery, usually hiding in their basement or bedroom while doing it. Meanwhile the lefty pols continue to use them and advance their arrogant control.