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Old March 30th, 2013, 08:44 AM   #1
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secession.

As this portion of the state is culturally unique in the state and as our interests are met with abuse and disdain in Annapolis, it is time for the discussion of a radical idea. What would it take for Washington county and all points west to petition West Virginia or Pennsylvania for admission to their states? Certainly, this legislative session proves that Western Maryland DOES NOT matter in Annapolis, I submit that the only solution left is to depart in peace and petition another state for admission.


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Old March 30th, 2013, 08:46 AM   #2
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If that happened I would buy a house in Hagerstown
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Old March 30th, 2013, 08:59 AM   #3
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Look up the history of West Virginia. It broke off from Virginia.

If there were a serious effort (and there isn't today) it would take no less than a decade to do.

From a practical perspective, there isn't enough of an economic base in Western MD to be viable as a 51st state. Perhaps moving into WVA makes more sense?
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And a move to WV would also not require congressional action.
Admitting a 51st state would require the approval of congress.


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Old March 30th, 2013, 09:18 AM   #5
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And a move to WV would also not require congressional action.
Admitting a 51st state would require the approval of congress.
This.

Also, look into the Reconstruction Era and The Act of 1871.
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Old March 30th, 2013, 12:56 PM   #6
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As this portion of the state is culturally unique in the state and as our interests are met with abuse and disdain in Annapolis, it is time for the discussion of a radical idea. What would it take for Washington county and all points west to petition West Virginia or Pennsylvania for admission to their states? Certainly, this legislative session proves that Western Maryland DOES NOT matter in Annapolis, I submit that the only solution left is to depart in peace and petition another state for admission.
It isn't going to happen. As much as I agree that it should, it won't.


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Old March 31st, 2013, 07:23 AM   #7
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I agree it isn't going to happen but you would have my vote in favor of it.
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Old March 31st, 2013, 07:25 AM   #8
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If you think the Hagertown area is ignored in Annapolis, ( which it is ) you should try living in Garrett County!
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Old March 31st, 2013, 07:27 AM   #9
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W. md has been so shafted by gerymandering, lack of representation, and geographic isolation I think it may have a case.

Worth a shot at least. Maybe o'moron and his crew would then give you a millisecond of thought before shafting you more.


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Old March 31st, 2013, 07:31 AM   #10
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If you look at the big changes that occured in this country, it was by armed opposition...or huge mass opposition. Or like now corrupt laws....LOL


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Old March 31st, 2013, 07:37 AM   #11
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Like it has been said many times before. The only area the politicians care about is the 95 corridor. They could care less about us and the people on the other side of the bay.
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Old March 31st, 2013, 08:16 AM   #12
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Not from western md but would be all for the western part and eastern part of md leaving the state and joining with wva and va. Unfortunately politians only concern themselves with the cities; unforunately, values, morals, and patriotism are not found in the cities (only crime, moral degredation). To find values and morals we need to look to our small towns and rural areas which will not win a politian an election due to limited voter base. While there are people in the 95 corridor with strong morals and values, they are unfortunately the minority.

The other problem is that people with values and morals reproduce responsibly while the others pop kids out like rabbits so the liberals voting base is gaining more and more every subsequent generation.
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Old March 31st, 2013, 09:01 AM   #13
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I agree it isn't going to happen but you would have my vote in favor of it.
Mine too, and if it did I would join you. I love it out there.

When O'Malley's redistricting shenanigans robbed you of your congressman,
I'll bet that's the only time anyplace west of Mt. Airy even entered their thinking.


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Old March 31st, 2013, 09:55 AM   #14
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my briilent idea is for harford county to join PA but we need cecil county to do it too, so we would be contiguous.

then balto county, balto city, howard and montgomery could be liberal heaven

like I told my delegates - harford and cecil counties are not, not Baltimore sity
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Old March 31st, 2013, 09:57 AM   #15
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my briilent idea is for harford county to join PA but we need cecil county to do it too, so we would be contiguous.

then balto county, balto city, howard and montgomery could be liberal heaven

like I told my delegates - harford and cecil counties are not, not Baltimore sity
Maybe we could get Nancy Jacobs to propose this of this crap of a bill passes.
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Heres an idea. Frederick, Washington, Allegheny, and Garrett counties go to WV. Cecil county on south goes to DE.

That would present two fine options for us sane people that may need a new home.

Will never happen obviously, because liberals simply aren't happy unless they can make OUR lives miserable. But, fun to think about nonetheless.


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Old March 31st, 2013, 11:06 AM   #17
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All of the farmers can refuse to sell to them. Quit frequenting any central Maryland business while there for work... pack a lunch. Establish a western maryland association and charge a toll to cross South Mountain. Choke the bastards out. Let the core rot even more and establish free zones.

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Old March 31st, 2013, 11:15 AM   #18
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my briilent idea is for harford county to join PA but we need cecil county to do it too, so we would be contiguous.

then balto county, balto city, howard and montgomery could be liberal heaven

like I told my delegates - harford and cecil counties are not, not Baltimore sity
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Old March 31st, 2013, 11:16 AM   #19
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Just carve out Monkey County, PG County, & Baltimore City (the a$$hole of Maryland), and let them have their socialist utopia cesspool, and leave the rest of us intact as a single state....

...I would move to Kent Island faster than you could say "fish on!"


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Old March 31st, 2013, 11:27 AM   #20
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To turn the concept around , I think WV would have serious reservations about accepting Hagarstown area. Throw the existing power alignments too much, and bring in magmatudes of urban problems they'd rather not deal with.

Garrett would blend in well with adjacent WV areas , and give them a revenue net increase.

Cumberland area would be a close call.
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