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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.


13 comments:

  1. I used to live in Ft. Collins which is closer to Cheyenne WY than to Denver. Things weren't nearly that bad back then. The real lefty nuttery all came from Boulder. Denver was always pragmatic. Hickenlooper won't last forever. His gun control may have been an over reaction to the theater shooting.

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    1. I think that the counties in question are serious as a heart attack, but I don't think that the legislature will let them go - and that's a prerequisite. Their only hope for success lays with those citizens not being able to vote for the governor's recall if they belong to a different US State. Practically no matter what, the matter wouldn't be decided before the recall (however it turns out) and if the whackos are removed from office, it might calm the blood from the break-away counties.

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    2. If it wasn't for the gambling money, the State of Nevada would cut Clark County loose in a heartbeat.

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  2. The division of this state has long been talked about here in N Cali. Sadly nothing ever comes of it. The powers that be will never release the N, not because they care about us, but because they want/demand our water, and have the numbers to do so. As a friend? said, "you are too narrow minded, it's for the long term greater good, just like the Bullet Train is."

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    1. There have been several plans floated to divide California and most of them have involved three states instead of just two. It's true that SoCal drains the water from the north and that's a sticking point. The even larger problem is gerrymandering the votes so that there isn't a coastal state (stridently Democratic Party) and two Republican States made up of the rest.

      The water issue could be resolved, but the rest of it is far more complicated and the implications to the nation are more profound. California has 33% of all of the welfare recipients of in the nation living within its borders.

      And the bullet train? What good is that? $90 billion for a train that runs from "nowhere to nowhere". That nobody really wants unless you're profiting from the land sale for the right-of-way or you're selling them track or trains.

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    2. I did not realize our welfare percentage was that high. That is truly pathetic.
      The friend? and I disagree on the bullet train issue. My being against it and he thinking it's the greatest thing since sliced bread. He kept saying that it was for the greater long term good, and that I was holding a short sighted conservative view. aaargh....

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    3. You can check the California welfare percentages by using Google or any search engine. California has been in the lead for quite some time.

      If 2 out of 3 States formed from California simply decided to offer minimal benefits, the bulk of the hoard would simply move to San Francisco (hahaha)

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  3. LL, you speak the truth about Nevada. Clark County gave us all Harry Reid.

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    1. Outside of Clark County, Nevada is very conservative.

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  4. Bob Brown - S.O.F. Mag - once said to me, "These people come to Colorado because they love it. Then they can't wait to change it."

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    1. Why is that?

      Sadly, it's the California Liberals who flocked there and then they wanted to make Colorado into California.

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  5. Colorado is a purple state. Ripe for the picking.

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    1. It's a red state with a blue urban population that came from somewhere else. Like WoFat said (above).

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