sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Sunday, June 9, 2013

North Colorado (state of)

Red State/Blue State

"When you make peaceful protest impossible, you make violent revolution inevitable." 
-- John F. Kennedy.

The movement to split eight northern Colorado counties united in opposition to the state's new gun control laws and oil and gas regulations are reportedly considering forming a 51st U.S. state called North Colorado is not the only one. It is simply the latest. And by all accounts it may have some traction.
(Greeley Tribune) Weld County commissioners on Thursday announced that they want to join other northeastern Colorado counties in forming a new state — North Colorado. 
Commissioners said a “collective mass” of issues have cumulated during the past several years that isolate rural Colorado from the rest of the state and put those counties at a disadvantage. 
They said they met with county commissioners at a Colorado Counties, Inc. conference earlier this week to discuss the feasibility of forming a new state, a question that would first be put to voters on the November ballot.
Far from being a uniting force, President Obama's liberal agenda has served to split the nation. Nowhere is it more apparent than in Colorado. Liberal policies are forcing the state to balkanize in much the same way California has been threatening to do the same (for decades).
(Denver Post) "The people of rural Colorado are mad, and they have every right to be," said U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, a Republican from Yuma. "The governor and his Democrat colleagues in the statehouse have assaulted our way of life, and I don't blame these people one bit for feeling attacked and unrepresented by the leaders of our state." 
The plan to carve off the northeastern corner of the state — Weld, Morgan, Logan, Sedgwick, Phillips, Washington, Yuma and Kit Carson counties — and form the state of North Colorado was hatched at a Colorado Counties Inc. conference earlier this week, Weld County spokeswoman Jennifer Finch said.
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper
We know that this will be strongly opposed in Washington where a new "red state" would tend to tip the balance of power in the US Senate by presumably adding two more conservative US Senator's to the good old boy's club. And I suspect that the Colorado legislature won't want to let those counties go because they contribute energy wealth to the state. At the same time, letting them go, may help the governor (under threat of recall) keep his job.

Will radical left wing reformation minded Governor John Hickenlooper cling to the tail of the tiger or will he let it go? How rabid of a socialist is the sixty-one year old Hickenlooper?

Radical reformers have to understand what President Kennedy said, quoted at the top of the page. He spoke of nations other than our own but people are people. And apparently citizens of at least eight counties in Colorado feel that they would be better served in a state that more closely represents their values.


My Morning Rant

I noticed this morning that President Obama's approval rating is holding steady at about 45%, and wondered to myself how that could be in light of everything that's been going on. However, most Americans get their news from sources that wouldn't report anything negative that he did, no matter how harmful it is to them or to their posterity. 

Most people never have to do anything truly hard their entire lives. Their idea of overcoming adversity is to pull an all-night study session, or to work a little overtime, or not be able to afford the fashionable clothing they’ve always wanted -- and actually have to save for something. 

Today, children aren’t allowed to lose so everyone receives a trophy. Hurtful words are now comically being equated to physical violence. A finger pointed by a deaf child using sign language or two children playing in a school yard is equated to pointing a firearm. What do those teachers feel is keeping them safe from the 'hoard'? Was Ambassador Stevens able to use persuasive language to keep from being tortured, sodomized and murdered at the US Consulate, Benghazi, Libya after it was overrun by terrorists? Did the Islamic terrorists surrender peacefully after they blew up runners and spectators at the Boston Marathon? Those teachers and their students are protected by firearms and by people who are not afraid to use them. I realize that Americans prefer leaders who have never had to face down these monsters personally -- but that's a huge mistake.

The safest places in America are those where citizens are allowed to exercise their Second Amendment rights to keep and bear arms. It's an inconvenient truth for progressives who still wonder how that can be.

Within the past decade, the United States engaged in a war on terror and only.45 percent of the population answered the call. Taxes did not rise to cover the two wars we were engaged in so the average citizen didn't suffer at all. Even though America fought that war against Islamic jihadists, our leaders discouraged the country from a frank discussion Islam it for fear that Islamic jihadists will be upset about it. (W.T.F?) 

Older Americans were raised by The Greatest Generation. Our parents made the United States of America the safest country on Earth during the bloodiest century in all of recorded history. Our fathers made widows of the wives of our nation's enemies and orphans of their children. And neither the Nazi Empire, the Empire of Japan or the Soviet Empire set foot on American soil. The Japanese did get a couple of licks in on American soil and we incinerated their nation and turned it into a radioactive parking lot. Then we rebuilt it for them.

Our parents kept us safe as a people because they were tough enough to earn it. You can be naturally smart and naturally athletic. You can be born with every advantage. But when you’re getting shot at, none of that matters. All that matters is the work you’ve put in, the skill you’ve acquired, and your willingness to fight though it all and never quit, no matter what. When you're fighting for your life, as so many of our best have, the participation trophy (just showing up) doesn't matter. Either you're the first one across the finish line or you're planted in a garden of stones.

Much of America has forgotten what it means to be an American. In a land where only about 50% of the people pay federal income taxes, they don't need to put skin in the game. They simply need to allow marxist parasites to buy their votes. American leaders borrowed many trillions of dollars so that future generations would have to grapple with and pay for their political decisions. Sewing seeds such as those brings predictable results. That is not My America.

Thanks for reading my blog.

h/t Old NFO