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Forum Post: County to vote to secede from Colorado and become 51st state

Posted 8 months ago on Aug. 20, 2013, 7:29 p.m. EST by GirlFriday (21783)
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Conway told KDVR that the counties were making the move because the state legislature was not listening to the voices of rural counties when it came to gun control and expanded fossil fuel production.

Even if the counties vote to secede, the state legislature, the governor and the U.S. Congress would all have to approve the plan to create a new state. In 1863, West Virginia became the last state to successfully secede by breaking away from Virginia to form a separate state.

Critics of the ballot initiative have mocked the plan by suggesting that the new state could be called “Fracktopia.”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/08/20/colorado-county-puts-seceding-to-form-51st-state-on-november-ballot/

One of the posters provided this: http://northcolorado.us/

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[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 months ago

I like it. Don't listen to the people of your state - and have those people act to remove you from being in a position of power over them.

[-] 1 points by summerbummer (-33) 8 months ago

DKA, welcome back AND this has to be a first....we are in agreement!

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 8 months ago

in agreement

Stranger things under Heaven and on earth. I didn't go anywhere.

[+] -4 points by garyjames (-14) 8 months ago

I didn't go anywhere.

Lol - Not everyone here knows you also run the shooz puppet ;-)

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (21783) 8 months ago

I understand you can't control yourself, you worthless piece of shit.

[-] 2 points by shooz (26725) 8 months ago

LOL

I wonder if these counties could be cross referenced with a late night AM radio talker.

It wouldn't surprise me at all.

I've listened to some of these people.

[-] 0 points by TropicalDepression (-45) 8 months ago

Who is the politician or wannabe politician that is promoting this for their own fame?

[-] -3 points by Narley (-634) 8 months ago

I agree succession is a dumb idea. But the rural counties feeling ignored in favor of urban areas (Denver) is valid. The rural folks have to make their point somehow.

Actually this rural vs. urban debate is an issue in a number of States. Rural areas often have different issues, different ways and even different values. This thing id Colorado started with the new Colorado gun restrictions.

You can't just take care of the city folks. Rural folks should have the same voice in government.