And you don't think that the country is having an ideological split? - Granite Grok

And you don’t think that the country is having an ideological split?

Fractured America

Sure thing, Democrat Prez Wannabees – there ain’t no way, no how, that you can “unite” the country.  You’re all so Left you might as well be stationing yourselves off the mainland and in the Pacific.  Do you really thing that just because you would be King Queen an Imperial President that those of us that still believe in the Founders’ vision (versus your Marxian one) are going to should in unison “HOW HIGH” when you say jump?  While NH State Rep Deb Stevens got herself into deep doo-doo by insisting that Trump supporters are about to start a new Civil War, there are a lot of Conservatives in states are tired of being shoved around by “their Progressive betters”. They don’t want to use guns and bullets, as Stevens think they would, but they are looking for ways to gain back their political voices that are now being silenced by the likes of Stevens and other members of her coven (right, NH State Rep Jan Schmidt of HB1159 fame?); reformatted, emphasis mine:

Secession fever spikes in five states as conservatives seek to escape blue rule

You’ve got Oregonians seeking to cascade into Idaho, Virginians who identify as West Virginians, Illinoians fighting to escape Chicago, Californians dreaming of starting a 51st state, and New Yorkers who think three states are better than one. Separation fever is sweeping the nation as quixotic but tenacious bands of frustrated rural dwellers, suburbanites and conservatives seek to break free from states with legislatures increasingly controlled by liberal big cities and metropolitan strongholds.

“Oregon is controlled by the northwest portion of the state, Portland to Eugene. That’s urban land, and their decisions are not really representing rural Oregon,” said Mike McCarter, president of Move Oregon’s Border for a Greater Idaho. “They have their agenda and they’re moving forward with it, and they’re not listening to us.”

The Tyranny of the Majority over the minority. If you love your home and your neighbors but your Government refuses to listen to you (or worse, believe that you aren’t WORTH listening to you), why not realign your environs with a government that aligns with you? Here in NH, we don’t have this cruelty as our “cities” are less than 100,000 people and over all, we are a purple state in which we have had “waves” when one Party or the other ends up with control (or stymied, as the case may be).

And we’ve been watching the complete Tyranny happening in Virginia as the Socialists have completely captured all levels of Government. We now are seeing, as we here in NH have seen, the complete run roughshod of one Party by the other.  Unity?  HAHAHAHAHA!  T’ain’t happening – even now in NH, with only a Republican Governor with a real big Red veto pen, the Democrats have been pushing every Socialist / Freedom limiting bill it can think of.  While no one has suggested that NH split into new States or “move” into one of the adjoining States (ugh – we’re surrounded by rather poor possibilities if you love our “Live Free or Die” ethos. Virginia, however:

In Virginia, the newly elected Democratic majority’s progressive legislation on issues such as gun rights has spurred “Vexit,” or “Virginia exit,” a campaign to merge right-tilting rural counties into neighboring West Virginia that organizers say has the potential to catch fire nationwide. “To be honest, if this works — you’ve got a lot of red areas in this country that are totally dominated by a blue metropolis,” said Vexit2020 leader Rick Boyer, a former member of the Campbell County Board of Supervisors. “If it works in Virginia, there’s no reason it can’t reshape the political map.”

And so it goes:

…“Sen. Everett Dirksen said that with Reynolds v. Sims, the major metropolitan areas, the large population centers, are going to control the rest of the state, and that’s what’s happened with Illinois, California, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, New York,” the Republican Halbrook said.

…Hers isn’t the only secession group in the Land of Lincoln. Illinois Separation has taken a different route with county ballot referendums that instruct local officials to “correspond” with Cook County about “the possibility of separating from the City of Chicago.”

…In New York, Divide New York State has for years championed the idea of three autonomous self-governing regions, eliminating the need for Congress to create separate states. More ambitious is New California, which seeks to create a 51st state, and Calexit, which wants to make California its own nation.

…In Oregon, three counties have agreed to place a measure on the ballot instructing local officials to begin negotiations to “relocate the Oregon/Idaho border to make this county a county of Idaho,” described as a border readjustment and not secession.

…West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has put out the welcome mat, and a state concurrent resolution inviting Virginia counties to cross over recently cleared a House committee and enjoys “overwhelming support,” said its sponsor, Republican state Rep. Gary Howell. “The big difference is this is the first time another state has made the offer to take them. That’s never happened,” said Mr. Howell, adding, “There’s been very little pushback. The resolution I like to say has tri-partisan support because not only does it have Republicans and Democrats, it also has our lone independent on it.”

So the efforts are there – the rub is:

….Instead of trying to rearrange state borders or form a new state, foes argue that disaffected residents should simply try to win back the state legislature, but Mr. Boyer said that in states like Virginia with growing urban population centers, it’s a losing battle. “The demographics in Virginia are not good,” Mr. Boyer said. “The federal government employee base is more and more of our voting population in Virginia every year. Northern Virginia is more and more dominant every year, and the giant rest of red Virginia is overwhelmed by blue Northern Virginia. It’s a losing demographic war as Virginia is currently constituted.”

Then they need to support Trump’s nascent moving of various chunks of Federal agencies out to to flyover countries and diminish the political power of such concentrated Democrat “super holds”. There is no longer any reason why Government needs to be so concentrated as it is right now.  As Glen Reynolds says a lot, let them live there but take away their air conditioning from spring through fall.  That’ll fix’em!

And there is this, too – the idea of a “forever” power holding:

West Virginia’s Howell argued that liberal state Democratic legislators in Virginia should seize the opportunity to unload their “deplorables.” “If they get rid of the ones that are supposedly their problem, they could have a super-majority with what’s left in their legislature,” Mr. Howell said. “So they could pass the liberal utopia that they want.”

And end up with what they are starting to have in California – an abject train wreck of a State.

(H/T: Instapundit)