Secession’s On Their Minds
January 8, 2014 by Bob Livingston
More and more, American people are becoming fed up with the elected class in both the Washington, D.C., cesspool and their State capitols.
It seems that once elected and after sniffing the wine at the altar of power, most of them lose their humanity. They begin to ignore the will of their constituents, bowing instead to the will of their corporate masters, forgetting (or ignoring) the promises they made to get elected.
Once entrenched in office and buttressed by crony/fascist system, they become almost impossible to unseat. This is occurring in State governments and the Federal government.
In the halls of power there is a hostile movement against the people and toward more government centralization. While this idea sits well with much of the parasite class found in mostly urban areas of the country, it is disagreeable to many — if not most — in the more rural “red” portion of the country.
This and other issues have led to a growing number of secessionist movements across the country.
In California venture capitalist Tim Draper has joined a movement looking to break up the State of California into as many as six different States and has promised to use his own money to help get the measure on the ballot. His entry into the fray has given impetus to a small movement in the northern part of the State seeking to separate and form a 51st State called Jefferson.
Draper’s initiative is more ambitious. He wants to carve California into six States called Jefferson, North California, Silicon Valley, Central California, West California and South California. The movement needs 1 million signatures to the get idea on the ballot in the coming fall.
Draper believes California’s size has made it ungovernable.
“There’s more than a germ of truth to that,” Claremont McKenna College political scientist Jack Pitney told The Washington Times. “Just look at the size of our state Senate districts — any one of them has more people than the entire population of South Dakota. So there are real questions about the relationship of the people to their government.”
Mark Baird, one of the leaders of the Jefferson State movement, said the problem is that State officials are out of touch with the needs of people outside the urban centers. Laws and regulations aimed at addressing problems in urban areas are often unnecessary and even deleterious to rural economies.
In Colorado, five counties voted in November to separate from that State and form a 51st State about the size of Vermont. Again, the issue was a growing frustration in conservative prairie towns with the liberal ruling class elected by the more populated urban centers.
“We can’t outvote the metropolitan areas anymore, and the rural areas don’t have a voice anymore,” said Perk Odell, an octogenarian and lifelong resident of Colorado.
There is a New State Movement underway in Maryland that seeks to separate five western counties from Annapolis’ liberal majority. In Michigan, the Upper Peninsula region is making a move to join with Wisconsin.
In many cases, those advocating for separation have distanced themselves from the political parties, recognizing that neither party serves the interests of liberty. The elected class on the State level is beginning to take notice. The psychopaths walking the halls of power in Washington had better take notice as well.