Massive rural areas of several 'blue' states are growing restless with talk of escaping the oppressions of their state legislatures, which are dominated by radical leftists from compacted urban zones.
- Minnesota went for Trump in 80 of the 87 counties. But those Clinton counties are mostly the Twin Cities cluster. the cultural divide has never been more start. I was shocked by a discussion with my own uncle, last year. we were at a family reunion in central Minnesota, where Trump had 70% of the vote. My uncle was a farm kid who moved to the cites several years ago, and has been on a kool aid diet of liberal narratives from the local socialist media.
- New York is a long story of two worlds. 'upstate' is very rural and could be mistaken for a midwestern farm economy in many places. But NYC is full of themselves(even more than the Twin Cities)
Oklahoma Secession Talk
I recall a Sunday editorial in the Tulsa World, back in 1992. David Averill pitched a half-serious idea of Northeastern Oklahoma seceding from Oklahoma and joining Kansas.
"The remark, this latest time, came during a conversation about State Question 640, the new constitutional amendment that effectively ended representative democracy in Oklahoma.", said Averill.
Of all the arguments he pitched, his strongest might have been; "Tulsa would immediately be the largest city in Kansas!" No more being #2!
I reprinted his old article at the old SoonerPolitics blog site.