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Old March 30th, 2013, 09:44 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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If that happened I would buy a house in Hagerstown
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Old March 30th, 2013, 09:59 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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Old March 30th, 2013, 10:06 AM #4
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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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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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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, 08:23 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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If you think the Hagertown area is ignored in Annapolis, ( which it is ) you should try living in Garrett County!
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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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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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