The Most Successful Modern Secession Movement?

If blind squirrel can find a nut then every now and then a terrible website can publish a moderately decent article.

The Atlantic is typically stinking garbage, but a recent piece on the movement to merge several Oregon counties with Idaho–a modern secession movement–is not bad.

It has typically leftist stupidity (all of these people are dangerous, uneducated gun owners), but the core of the article is fairly positive.

The author even makes it seem like secession might be peaceful.

Only the Lincolnite she interviewed thought secession has to lead to war.

Go figure.

These people are thinking locally and acting locally. They identified a problem and are working to solve it.

And secession is nothing short of the voice of a people who are marginalized and ignored by the government. They might have a “representative” in Salem, but as the everyone in Eastern Oregon knows, the leftist elites don’t care.

Secession and decentralization are peaceful alternatives to violent political conflict.

Secession in 1776 and 1861 did not have to produce war. That was a choice made by the ruling class.

We should be thinking about the size and scale of every level of government. The United States is clearly too big, but so is California. So are most States in the Union.

If we want truly representative government, if we believe in government of the people, by the people and for the people, the secession movement in Oregon should be viewed with respect across the United States.

It isn’t, but that says more about our terrible education system then America.

I discuss the article and Oregon secession on Episode 559 of The Brion McClanahan Show.

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