HOT BLAST: Time to leave the state -- for good
Aug 21, 2013 | 1578 views |  0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Texas Gov. Rick Perry made the notion of secession all the rage in recent years. No one -- not even the most radical or most conservative parts of the country -- has followed through with it, of course.

In Colorado, however, voters in Weld County will get to decide in November whether their county commissioners will pursue leaving the state of Colorado, along with other counties, and start their own state.

In this age of harsh anti-President Obama sentiment among conservative Americans, the Coloradans' concern is expected. Denver, the state's largest city, is too powerful and its influence is too liberal, they say. “The concerns of rural Coloradans have been ignored for years,” commission chairman William Garcia said in a statement. “The last session was the straw that broke the camel’s back for many people. They want change. They want to be heard. Policies being passed by the legislature in Denver are having negative impacts on the lives of rural Coloradans. This isn’t an ‘R’ versus ‘D’ issue; it’s much bigger than that.”

It won't happen, of course, as The Post's story points out. Nevertheless, this latest talk of secession brings back stories of the Free State of Winston and the Free State of Jones, two of the South's best-known "sesh" tales.

-- Phillip Tutor
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