By Duncan Smith
America is fractured culturally, socially, and politically.
And as such, America is fracturing.
The latest evidence of this is occurring in Oregon.
Several counties there are preparing to vote to leave the deep blue state and become part of Idaho.
The Washington Times has more:
Five Oregon counties will ask voters in the next election whether they want to detach from the deep-blue state and join neighboring red-state Idaho.
Move Oregon's Border, also known as Greater Idaho, confirmed Tuesday that the initiative to move swaths of largely rural eastern and southern Oregon into Idaho qualified for the May 18 special election ballot in five counties: Baker, Grant, Lake, Malheur and Sherman.
'Oregon is a powder keg because counties that belong in a red-state like Idaho are ruled by Portlanders,' said Mike McCarter, president of Move Oregon's Border, in a statement.
He cited the impact of Democratic Gov. Kate Brown's novel coronavirus restrictions; ongoing Antifa unrest in Portland; a state task force's unsuccessful effort to prioritize 'Black, Indigenous and people of color' for novel coronavirus vaccines, and what he described as the state legislature's bias in favor of Portland over rural communities.
'This state protects Antifa arsonists, not normal Oregonians, it prioritizes one race above another for vaccines and program money and in the school curriculum, and it prioritizes Willamette Valley above rural Oregon,' Mr. McCarter said.
Mind you, this process will be deemed “unconstitutional.” And there is no way that the Oregon state government or Congress will allow this to actually come to fruition.
But let’s be clear about one thing: This movement of separating from our political opposites isn’t going to go away, nor should it.
There nothing that conservatives share with the Democratic left anymore.
Nothing. We are not united on anything (border security, cultural, societal, and religion norms and traditions, etc.).
Countries whose people do not share common heritage and beliefs do not last long.
We’re heading for a split. The smart play would be to let people split peacefully and live their lives in regions of like-minded people.
Otherwise, we’re going to destroy ourselves.
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