From 9 News Colorado:
FORT COLLINS – One corner of rural Colorado is so fed up with the leftward lurch of our state that county leaders are talking secession by creating the 51st state.
Weld County Commissioners say other leaders in northeastern Colorado are ready to go with them, citing concerns that they are being ignored on issues like energy and agriculture.
“Our very way of life is under attack,” Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway said on Thursday.
The Republican says Wednesday’s signing of Senate Bill 252 by Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, which critics say would increase rates for only rural Colorado while at the same time promoting renewable energy, was the last straw.
“That is a direct assault on rural Colorado,” Weld County Commissioner Mike Freeman said.
They’re standing up for what they believe. Good for them.
At a recent meeting of county commissioners from all over the state, Conway says roughly 10 counties warmed to the idea of a petition to create a new state.
“That state would be the state of Northern Colorado,” Conway said.
Hey, North Colorado! I’ve got an idea for your new capitol…
Sure, Galt’s Gulch is supposed to be Ouray, but it’s looking more like North Colorado is serious about it.
On the Ruling Class and Country Class:
The ruling class’s appetite for deference, power, and perks grows. The country class disrespects its rulers, wants to curtail their power and reduce their perks. The ruling class wears on its sleeve the view that the rest of Americans are racist, greedy, and above all stupid. The country class is ever more convinced that our rulers are corrupt, malevolent, and inept. The rulers want the ruled to shut up and obey. The ruled want self-governance. The clash between the two is about which side’s vision of itself and of the other is right and which is wrong. Because each side — especially the ruling class — embodies its views on the issues, concessions by one side to another on any issue tend to discredit that side’s view of itself. One side or the other will prevail. The clash is as sure and momentous as its outcome is unpredictable.