Just as politics in the state of Illinois is dominated by the city of Chicago; just as politics in New York is dominated by the by New York City; and, we see politics in Oregon dominated by the city of Portland.
There are a lot of conservative white people in all three of these states, but they are virtually disenfranchised by the large, disproportionately left-leaning population centers of Chicago, New York City, and Portland.
Well, in Oregon, those rural white residents have decided to do something about this situation.
Here's what a proposed "Greater Idaho" might look like:
As implausible as it might seem, the push for secession is a reminder diversity is not a strength.
Secede to Idaho? Here’s why disgruntled Oregon residents are hoping to do just that, by Maddie Capron, Idaho Statesmen, February 14, 2020
If some Oregon residents get their way, Idaho could see a growth spurt.
A group of residents in southwestern Oregon created a petition to move Idaho’s border west to include part of their state, NBC5 News reported. It’s part of the “Greater Idaho” project, which would allow some Oregon counties to join a state that more closely aligns with their political preferences, they say.
Proponents say the “swaths of conservative, pro-Trump, anti-tax voters” in rural parts of Oregon have more in common with Idaho, and they want to claim it as their own state, The News-Review reported.
It’s a complicated, multi-step process that would require local ballot measures and state and federal approval. The group hopes to eventually consume all but 14 of Oregon’s 36 counties, according to a news release on the Move Oregon’s Border for a Greater Idaho Facebook page.
The counties that would stay in Oregon would be mostly in the wine-rich Williamette Valley, according to the news release.
“Rural counties have become increasingly outraged by laws coming out of the Oregon Legislature that threaten our livelihoods, our industries, our wallet, our gun rights, and our values,” Mike McCarter, one of the chief petitioners, said in a news release. “We tried voting those legislators out but rural Oregon is outnumbered and our voices are now ignored. This is our last resort.”
The group filed petitions with the Douglas and Josephine county clerk’s offices for a local ballot measure that would ask if the county should instead become a county of Idaho, The News-Review said. They still need to get the necessary signatures, but it could still make it on the ballot in November.
Even if the county’s voters like the idea of being part of Idaho, both of the states’ legislatures and the U.S. Congress would need to approve the change, according to The News-Review.
If the initial movement is successful, the Greater Idaho project would like to bring parts of northern California into Idaho, according to the news release.
“People here would prefer Idaho’s conservative governance to the progressive/liberal current Oregon governance,” Valerie Gottschalk, another chief petitioner said in a news release. “Every time I look at … Greater Idaho, the group has gotten bigger.”
The Balkanization of the United States has already been happening for decades, but this push to see primarily white residents of states like Oregon flee failing epicenters of liberalism controlling state politics (Portland) and seceding to the overwhelmingly white state of Idaho is a stark reminder the Historic America Nation is alive and well.
Not just that, but looking for peaceful separation from what is currently an untenable situation, namely perpetual disenfranchisement because of Portland’s population dominance of the state of Oregon.
The hallmark of the 21st century in the United States will be secession, as white Americans seek to establish pockets of the Historic America Nation across an increasingly diverse (and failing) country.