The state of North Colorado, the state of Western Maryland and the state of Jefferson. That’ would make 53 states; try that star arrangement on the flag!
Bill Moyers posted an article titled, Batty Secession Schemes Gain a Foothold Among Rural Conservatives. Tea Party nuts. Anarchists posing as patriots. They don’t like living in blue states. Imagine that! Think about all the dems living in the south and western states.
There is a solution: change the electoral college, but forget that as the small states would never agree to that.
But it’s also another sign of the difficulty that a group which dominated American politics just a generation ago – a group political scientist Alan Abramowitz narrowed down to married white people who identify as Christians – are having adapting to a country that’s becoming more diverse and embracing a different, more liberal set of cultural values.
Then there is this myth:
Or consider the belief, widespread on the right, that the nation’s founders would be modern conservatives were they alive today, and that the Constitution codified “small government principles.” It’s a myth – the founders agreed on very little, and during the Constitutional Convention of 1787, it was the Federalists, who favored a strong central government, that prevailed over the anti-Federalists who championed states’ rights and wanted to give only limited power to the central government.
Of course myth is very wide-spread and very deep among these right-of-center people. In fact, myth guides their whole life from politics to religion. And they are, according to my theory, sponges for propaganda. As a result, these ‘batty secessionists’ don’t have a clue about American history nor American governance. Let them throw their temper tantrums and the rest of us will get along with real life out here in the real world.