This is not the first time this proposal has come up. In the past, some counties in Oregon have looked into leaving the far-Left state and becoming part of the State of Idaho, so as to leave behind the state that is dominated by far-Left Portland. Five counties are seeking to do it once again.
According to The Washington Times: “Five Oregon counties will ask voters in the next election whether they want to detach from the deep-blue state and join neighboring red-state Idaho.”
“Move Oregon’s Border, also known as Greater Idaho, confirmed Tuesday that the initiative to move swaths of largely rural eastern and southern Oregon into Idaho qualified for the May 18 special election ballot in five counties: Baker, Grant, Lake, Malheur, and Sherman.”
“In Baker County, organizers far exceeded the 496 signatures required by submitting 746, with the clerk reporting that 630 were accepted. The county population is about 16,000.”
“’Oregon is a powder keg because counties that belong in a red-state like Idaho are ruled by Portlanders,’ said Mike McCarter, president of Move Oregon’s Border, in a statement.”
“He cited the impact of Democratic Gov. Kate Brown’s novel coronavirus restrictions; ongoing Antifa unrest in Portland; a state task force’s unsuccessful effort to prioritize ‘Black, Indigenous and people of color’ for novel coronavirus vaccines, and what he described as the state legislature’s bias in favor of Portland over rural communities.”
“’This state protects Antifa arsonists, not normal Oregonians, it prioritizes one race above another for vaccines and program money and in the school curriculum, and it prioritizes Willamette Valley above rural Oregon,’ Mr. McCarter said.”
And I would have to agree with the sentiment that the state is really dominated by Portland and the most populous areas of the state, to the point where the rest of the state is ignored politically.
Look at the following election results image for the state:
Does it look like Oregon is a largely blue state to you? The only reason it’s as far-Left and deep-blue as it is is because of Portland and the generally more populous areas of the state, which are found in the Northwestern portions of the state.
And even then, not all Northwestern counties are blue, either. So then, it makes perfect sense that the red counties, which do not have big enough populations to affect the states’ results (and which constantly get shafted by the Left’s policies), would want to move to Idaho, which is a red state.
Conservative commentator Jesse Kelly put it best: “A small preview of things to come. We are two different peoples. Absolutely no need to be one nation for the sake of tradition.”
He is certainly right. I was of this line of thinking even during the Trump administration, but especially so following the theft of the 2020 election and the dissolution of the union by the Supreme Court.
We do not need to stay together as one nation. It would be ideal if we could unify around something, but with Marxist anti-American indoctrination poisoning the minds of kids, that is becoming more and more difficult.
It certainly doesn’t help that a recent poll from Echelon Insights shows that while Republicans’ main concerns are issues such as illegal immigration, lack of support for police, high taxes and liberal bias in the MSM, Democrats’ main concerns are Trump supporters, white nationalism and systemic racism in that order.
Republicans are worried about the issues while Democrats are worried about their political opponents. They hate us and believe us to be the biggest threat to this country (by which they mean the country they want to turn this country into).
The Left hates us and we should not feel differently towards the Left. But before we go through a perhaps needless second civil war, it might be more prudent to attempt a national divorce.
Like Jesse said, there is no need to remain as one nation for the sake of tradition. I don’t like what this country has turned into largely because of the Establishment and The Party. And unlike the secession of the 1860s, it’s more likely that both parties involved would be okay with the separation.
The Democrat South seceded to protect the institution of slavery (and don’t tell me they did it to “protect states’ rights”. Protect their rights to what? It makes no sense that Republicans in the South want to maintain the pride and honor of the actions of Democrats) and the Republican North, led by Abraham Lincoln, wanted to maintain the Union while also ensuring the human rights of slaves.
This time, the Left hates the Right and the Right is more willing to split the country into two. The question becomes: does the Left want to maintain the Union just to ensure that the Right receives the punishment the Left wants to issue? I’m more willing to believe the Left would be this sadist, but it’s even more of a reason to attempt this, even if it would almost certainly lead to another civil war.
The path, as far as I can see, leads us down three roads: capitulation and slavery of the Right, revolution from the Right, or national divorce by the Left and Right.
The first option is self-explanatory, the Right becomes as limp-stick as the old GOP and does nothing to fight for the country’s founding principles of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and the rights afforded to us by God. This is what the Liz Cheney’s and the Adam Kinzinger’s of the current GOP desire because they are establishment rats who thrive from people’s slavery.
The second option is more complicated and harder to picture. Who knows where such a revolution would begin or how it would begin, or if it would even be remotely successful?
The third option is the most appealing and perhaps the best chance we have at preserving the Union’s founding principles. Like I said in a previous article, I don’t mind the Left’s policies so long as they affect only the Left. The problem comes in the fact that it never only affects the Left, particularly when they are the ones with power, electorally and otherwise.
So to avoid the total destruction of the States and our being sold off to China, Russia and Iran, it’s best to attempt a peaceful national divorce. The Left gets the communist dystopia that they want in their own little sections of the continent, and the rest of us get left the hell alone by these crazy people. Ideally, anyway.
But if the options are as I pointed out, this is by far the best option available. Maybe there is a fourth option which is to try and slowly take our country back electorally and otherwise (meaning draining the entire swamp) which might be possible as well, though a far more daunting task with, in my mind, a smaller chance of succeeding.
This is where we are now and some of the options we have ahead of us. I sure as hell do not feel like capitulating to the Left and becoming their slave, so that first option cannot be the one we take.
We must be able to think of ways to protect our nation from the Left, even if it means allowing them to have some pockets of it in a national divorce. We need to seriously consider the option of forming the Republican States of America (proper name pending) and the Democrat States of America. And, like people in Oregon are trying to do, that doesn’t necessarily mean splitting up the country by the established state borders.
There are many counties in California which are red which I think ought to be included in the Republican States. Likewise for many blue states. It’s about figuring out how to best ensure the country’s founding principles of liberty are preserved while also maintaining, as best as possible, our place on the world stage. I want a free America and a strong America. That ought to be the priority.
So I hope that the citizens of many Oregon counties begin to vote to leave the blue state which is screwing them and become part of a state which is considerably friendlier to them. Change needs to happen for the sake of the country.
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