It’s not so much secession as a realignment of interests. And it’s not the first time. West Virginia exists because of disagreements with the folks in Richmond a while back. Culture, war, slavery, and 150 plus years after that, it’s the right to keep and bear arms.
Whereas, Article VI, Section 11 of The Constitution of the State of West Virginia explicitly permits additional territory to be admitted into, and become part of this state, with the consent of the Legislature and of a majority of the qualified voters of the state; and
Whereas, In a spirit of conciliation, the Legislature of West Virginia hereby extends an invitation to our fellow Virginians who wish to do so, …. with the consent of a majority of the voters of such county or city voting upon such proposition; and we hereby covenant that their many grievances shall be addressed, and, we further covenant with them that their firearms rights shall be protected to the fullest extent possible under our Federal and State Constitution.
I admit to being interested in how that might play out in the 21st century. If it does or can, but I can’t help wondering, how’d they get here from there? In one election.
Over 100 local entities (118 cities, towns, or counties more or less) have declared themselves immune to the overreach from the capital in Richmond on the matter of gun laws. If there is that much resistance on this one issue, there must be some on others. How in tarnation did Democrats get that majority?
There was an election. Did no one pay attention? Was everyone rearranging a sock drawer that day?
Did Republican majorities go soft and fail to do anything meaningful? Did they ponder or soft-selling Democrat priorities? Did Republican voters say, sh*t, if you vote like a Democrat, why should I vote for you? Maybe I stay home and clean my rifle.
Say what you may, but Democrats know how to be in the majority. Relentless unabashed full-throttle agenda-driven priorities. Far-left from go, and straight on until socialism.
That’s what happened in New Hampshire. Not only did our Republican majorities not use their complete control of the state to make wholesale improvements across the board (they made a few) Republicans frequently went RINO and pushed a bunch of crap up to our not exactly solid conservative governor who signed it.
We warned them. They didn’t listen. The 2018 election was a wipeout for the NHGOP. And the only good thing to come from that is that as a minority they discovered the spines they should have had in the majority. Enough to sustain the mostly Republican governor’s vetoes.
But Democrats are drooling at the possibility of sinking our economic ship in 2020. The NH Advantage. It’s growing as the states around us fall prey to higher taxes, wasteful spending and other forms of financial stupidity because Republicans grew a tiny set after being cast into the political hinterland. A set that needs to grow and take back the majority and then use them.
Our “West Virginia” is a sea of leftists inviting our democrats to take economic possession of our territory. Why? They’re all in on the socialist slippery slope. New Hampshire is already cleaning their clocks economically. If they can’t take us down, it’ll only get worse for them.
As long as job creators, investors, and consumers can cross our border and get a better deal, they will. Live Free or Die will have meaning. But it’s an uphill fight, and we can’t take a day off. Ever. Or it’s over.