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Yes, I’m hearing

more and more about it.

In the western United States, a movement to make most of the state of Oregon secede and join neighboring Idaho is gaining support from politicians in both states.

… “Idaho would have the satisfaction of freeing rural, conservative communities from progressive blue-state law,” said Mark Simmons (R-Ore.), former Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives, in an op-ed over the weekend voicing his support for the movement. “We are dismayed by the manner in which the Oregon government has marginalized our values and villainized our resource-based livelihoods. This is why our counties voted 75% Republican last year (Idaho voted 67% Republican).”

I know Idaho pretty well. I grew up there. And I’ve always figured that this idea was DOA.

But then again, it has gotten far further than I ever thought it would…

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