Grassroots organizers in California want to secede from California and Oregon. Now, 27 counties want to secede from Illinois. All three are deep blue states. Will other counties follow suit in states where Democrats rule? I would not be surprised. These states make it like you are living in China or Russia. Believe it or not, no one but the terminally woke are willing to live like that.
High taxes, crushing regulations, and a state government that wants to run every facet of your life is just too much for most people. People want to live free and have the ability to put a little money aside in case of an emergency or retirement. That’s nearly impossible to do in California, Illinois, and Oregon. All 27 counties passed resolutions, through the vote, that allows county leaders to explore secession.
In 2016, Hillary won the state4 of Illinois, but most of the state went to Trump. They just have fewer people than, say Chicago:
Non-profit New Illinois is educating Illinois citizens about the process of pursuing the creation of a new state:
New Illinois is a nonprofit organization that educates Illinois citizens about their right to pursue the creation of new state from the State of Illinois. We are seeking a state split, following the process provided in the U.S. Constitution (Article IV, Sec. 3). This is the same way that West Virginia split from Virginia.
We are a addressing longstanding divide in the State of Illinois. This divide is not between Democrats and Republicans—it is urban vs. rural, small town and suburban. We are two very different places, both culturally and economically. Legislation and policies addressing the needs and best interests of a major urban area like Chicago/Cook County are not necessarily in the best interests of the rest of the state.
On Election Day in Illinois, ballots contained statewide questions ranging from whether or not to amend the state’s constitution, to who should be the next Governor of Illinois, to who should sit on the Illinois State Supreme Court.
But some local ballots contained questions about whether to leave the state altogether.
Tuesday, two Illinois counties and a portion of another passed non-binding referendums that would encourage their elected officials to engage in discussions about potentially severing ties with the state government.
The votes were hardly a new phenomenon. Instead, they join a growing list of Illinois counties seeking to express their displeasure with lawmakers.
Previously, at least 24 counties had passed so-called “separation referendums,” according to reporting by Illinois Public Media. The three new additions to that list, Brown, Hardin, and the northeastern portion of Madison County, would bring that number to 27, representing more than 25% of the state’s 102 counties.
According to IPM, 23 counties had previously passed separation referendums after the 2020 elections, including Clark, Clay, Crawford, Cumberland, Edwards, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Hancock, Jefferson, Johnson, Lawrence, Marion, Massac, Moultrie, Pope, Richland, Shelby, Wabash, Wayne and White.
Now for a reality check. None of these secession plans will work. In order to secede you need permission from the state legislature and then Congress. They cannot permit this. In the case of California and Illinois, it would create two new states. That would make them eligible for 2 Senators each. Democrats might make an offer to let those two states secede if Republicans will allow DC and Puerto Rico to become states as well. That would be a non-starter.
A second reason they would vote down secession is that they don’t want to give up all of the tax dollars they would lose. Money is power and they will not give up power for anything.