These days there are many speeches and thoughts about an old principle of cessation from the United States…..Texas is always threatening to do so….and a couple of other states….mostly fringe politicians but the thought is still there.
Well Oregon has gone a step further…a couple of counties what to leave the state and join with a neighboring state, Idaho…..
… voters in Jefferson and Union counties voted to push their lawmakers to consider taking their communities into Idaho.
The chances of that actually happening remain slim: It would require votes by both Oregon and Idaho legislatures and the U.S. Congress. But that’s not necessarily the goal, at least not yet.
“I’m not really sure what the chances are, if you’re going to put into odds or bet on it,” said Mike McCarter, a retired plant nursery worker and firearms instructor from La Pine who led the petition drive to get on the ballot with the group Move Oregon’s Border. “But if we don’t attempt to do something like that we continue to go down a road of frustration about the state Legislature not paying attention to rural Oregon.”
I say screw ’em….let them go….my grandfather use to say, “if you gonna be stupid you need to be strong”…..or another saying fits this situation to a tee….”can’t fix stupid”….
I Read, I Write, You Know
“lego ergo scribo”