8 Colorado Counties Attempting to Form New State Due to State’s Gun Laws and Other Liberal Policies
It seems a large portion of the state of Colorado is getting tired of Denver dictating the politics and laws for the rest of the state.
Eight counties in Northern Colorado are considering an attempt to secede from the state and form a new one.
According to Red Alert Politics,
The proposed state, which would be called North Colorado, would consist of Weld, Morgan, Logan, Sedgwick, Phillips, Washington, Yuma and Kit Carson Counties, all of which are in the rural, energy-rich northeastern part of the state.
“This is not the same state that I grew up in,” Weld County Commissioner Douglas Rademacher told Red Alert Politics. “In the last 10-15 years, the pendulum has swung so far to the left as far as anti-energy, anti-ag” policies go in the Democrat-controlled state capital of Denver.
“We were pushed into a corner, and frankly when you keep pushing into a corner you’re gonna come back out, and you’re gonna come back out with fire and that’s exactly what we did” he added, noting that ten other counties have contacted them about joining the movement.
If the move was successful, it would be the first time part of a state successfully broke off from an existing state since West Virginia did so in 1863.
In order to form the new state, the counties would need both the approval of the state legislature and Congress.
Since these 8 counties account for much of the income for the state, there is probably little chance Denver would be willing to give up that income source.
This whole situations highlight the issues that are happening in many states, and even the country as a whole. Residents who live in cities, primarily consumers who work in service based industries, and tend to have more liberal political ideas, are able to control the politics of people in rural and suburban areas who are actually producers of goods including energy, fuel, crops, and manufactured goods.