It's going to be happening all over again!

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Ethan S.

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West Virginia's house has extended an offer to Virginia counties considering secession, to join their state.


“In a spirit of conciliation, the Legislature of West Virginia hereby extends an invitation to our fellow Virginians who wish to do so, to join us in our noble experiment of 156 years of separation from the government at Richmond; and, we extend an invitation to any constituent county or city of the Commonwealth of Virginia to be admitted to the body politic of the State of West Virginia…and we hereby covenant that their many grievances shall be addressed, and, we further covenant with them that their firearms rights shall be protected to the fullest extent possible under our Federal and State Constitutions.”

“The actions of the government at Richmond undertaken since the recent general election have, regrettably, resulted in unproductive contention and escalating a lamentable state of civic tension.
“[It] has been proven in numerous instances…[that] the peaceful partition of neighboring peoples can occur, and, is often very beneficial to both sides in reducing tensions and improving the tenor of discourse over ongoing political and societal differences.”




So without getting too much into modern politics, what do y'all think of this?

Do they have the right to secede?


This is 1860 all over again in a way. If these counties should secede, it would leave Virginia very small in size, because all 2A sanctuary counties are considering.
 

FedericoFCavada

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Meh, the red counties of eastern Washington/ the "Inland Empire" fulminate and register their displeasure at the western Washington blue--and "old school red" even--dominance of state politics by introducing legislation to hive off from the Pacific Coast and form a separate state... The state of "Franklin" or what-have-you. It keeps everyone polarized and riled up, but does little else seems to come from it.
 
Meh, the red counties of eastern Washington/ the "Inland Empire" fulminate and register their displeasure at the western Washington blue--and "old school red" even--dominance of state politics by introducing legislation to hive off from the Pacific Coast and form a separate state... The state of "Franklin" or what-have-you. It keeps everyone polarized and riled up, but does little else seems to come from it.
I'm sure that somewhat of that attitude prevailed back during the late 1850s -- and then came December 20, 1860.
 
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16thVA

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The funny thing is that the sponsor of the WV bill is a senator from Morgan County, which never voted for the statehood bill in 1861, and there are 8 counties in WV that never ever voted to leave Virginia. Virginia should retaliate and offer those 8 counties a chance to vote to rejoin Virginia. One would be a problem, though, since it's in the middle of WV, Webster County.
 
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Words from the wise...
King Solomon: "What has been will be again; what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun."
George Santayana: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
 

Ethan S.

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Words from the wise...
King Solomon: "What has been will be again; what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun."
George Santayana: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."


It's the EXACT same thing, except it's firearms this time, not slavery.
 
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