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GumboPot
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Dammit! Will correct. I blame autocorrect


Just say formally separate instead of secede. That way you can avoid making the secede/succeed mistake in the future. Also the word secede is a dog whistle for liberals. They will immediately accuse you of racism when the term secede is used.






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GoBigOrange86
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That's because "secede" is a codeword, along with several other nefarious words like "IRS," "food stamps," "poor," "dangerous," and "good times."





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Zahrim
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I guess I count Aurora as kind of a suburb of Denver. Maybe that's unfair to the good people of Aurora.


i think the population of the city of aurora is almost twice that of the city of denver i'd say it is unfair but they are running it into the ground, the last few mayors have been idiots.






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dewster
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It's a bit landlocked. How is that going to work?





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TrueTiger
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They will immediately accuse you of racism when the term secede is used.


This is a marketing problem.

Let's use "self-determination" instead.






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Vlad The Inhaler
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It's a bit landlocked. How is that going to work?



The details are still being worked out.






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Bestbank Tiger
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re: Colorado's rural leaders mulling secession


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It's a bit landlocked. How is that going to work?


They want to form their own state, not an independent country. That wouldn't be that hard logistically, as long as they can work out the details with the rest of Colorado.






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Vlad The Inhaler
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Have you lived here your whole life? I'm a Tennessean by birth, and as you can tell, I don't exactly live in an ideologically...um...friendly place.


I grew up here left for quite awhile and am back. Consider this, in 2004 CO had 2 R Senators, 5/7 Reps, both state houses and the governor. Conservatives have been losing lately, but it's hardly a lost cause. State party arrogance opened the door to defeat and greed has kept it that way. Demographics have changed too, but it's not as though all those people 9 years ago are just gone.






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RTR America
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It's an interesting issue, seeing how urban areas can centralize so much power and dictate ways of life that are so different than rural communities.


I think you could also break this down to large urban cities to their suburbs too.

We are having huge issues with the city of Memphis and the suburbs fighting over how the school systems should be set up among many other issues.

End of thread hijack






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Enumerated Powers
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no new State shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State [...] without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress





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Vlad The Inhaler
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re: Colorado's rural leaders mulling secession


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It's an interesting issue, seeing how urban areas can centralize so much power and dictate ways of life that are so different than rural communities.

I think you could also break this down to large urban cities to their suburbs too. We are having huge issues with the city of Memphis and the suburbs fighting over how the school systems should be set up among many other issues.


You're not hijacking, it's the real issue here. Sterling, CO is not going to be the capital city of the 51st state.

What will be the breaking point for this divide? Will there be one?







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GoBigOrange86
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I grew up here left for quite awhile and am back. Consider this, in 2004 CO had 2 R Senators, 5/7 Reps, both state houses and the governor. Conservatives have been losing lately, but it's hardly a lost cause. State party arrogance opened the door to defeat and greed has kept it that way. Demographics have changed too, but it's not as though all those people 9 years ago are just gone.


It seems to me that the legislature in this state is far more liberal than the people are. Hickenlooper and Udall are both Democrats, but they aren't particularly partisan, and I think they're far less liberal than our state houses.






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Vlad The Inhaler
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Yeah, Udall and DeGette have been around the longest. DeGette is a complete moron. Udall's a leftist at heart, but he's reasonable enough IMO. Supports military, etc.

The state house Dems have really jumped the shark. I don't ever remember anything before like what happened this year. This Morse recall could be interesting.






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