posted on Aug, 20 2013 @ 05:11 PM
Remember when our President was a candidate and mentioned having been to..he figured...57 states? Well, who would have thought, by the time he leaves
as our President, there may BE 57 states. lol... The people of Colorado seem to be taking the next major step toward their dream of a separate North
Colorado, divorced from the exceedingly liberal policies which dominate the Denver/Boulder Metro area, and so by extension, every rural county as
The Weld County Commissioners voted unanimously at Monday’s meeting to place a measure on the Nov. 5 ballot asking voters whether they want the
county to join other rural counties in forming another state.
“The concerns of rural Coloradans have been ignored for years,” William Garcia, chairman of the Weld County Commissioners, said in a statement.
“The last session was the straw that broke the camel’s back for many people. They want change. They want to be heard.”
My state has a similar situation although not nearly as lopsided as Colorado. Missouri is about 95% Conservative on the county to county level. A few
counties across the whole state aren't majority that direction for world view. Those happen to number Kansas City and St Louis among them. Until the
southern area gained population to make it a fairly even split, even under these circumstances? Our state basically ran by the desires of those two
cities and believe me...NOT by the wishes of a good % outside them. We solved our issues...Colorado, has another approach.
Three other rural counties — Cheyenne, Sedgwick and Yuma — also plan to place the 51st state referendum on the fall ballot. At least three
more counties plan to consider the proposal this week at their commission meetings, said Jeffrey Hare, spokesman for the 51st State Initiative.
Known for its agriculture and oil and gas production, Weld is the largest of the Colorado counties exploring a break with the state after the
legislature’s sharp turn to the left with bills restricting access to firearms and doubling the state’s renewable-energy mandate for rural
The gun issue is the driving force here but hardly the only issue. Politicians have GOT to get it through their heads. They represent EVERYONE. Not
just the side which paid them to get to office. They need to consider the needs of ALL. Not simply the groups who promise them support for their next
election. If they consistently fail to grasp that minor factoid? States may just leave them their Offices...but representing a FAR smaller area than
they ever imagined they would be.
As determined as one side is to have it their way? The other side is JUST as determined to see it is NOT 'one way'. Notice I didn't use labels in
this line? There was no need to. In this? They are interchangeable at the elected level.