Tag: secession

Maybe Maryland Should Secede and Form its Own Olympic Squad



We already have a kickass flag and world-class athletes. That’s pretty much all you need to be an Olympic contender, right?

The 51st State, Western Maryland: How To Succeed Without Seceding



Courtesy Citybizlist–The mountain natives are restless in Maryland. They want to have it their way, though they represent just 10 percent of the state’s population.

Here are a few things that annoy them:

•  A stream of tax increases (including one on rain!) from Annapolis.

•  State restrictions that devalue their land.

•  Tougher gun-control laws.

•  A bleeding-heart law that does away with the death penalty.

•  A state law legalizing gay marriages.

•  Political map-makers who deprive them of their conservative congressman.

It’s enough to make you want to secede, which is the plan put forth by a Carroll County blogger, Scott Strzelczyk of New Windsor, for the five counties often lumped together as Western Maryland.

The verb “to secede” is a curious term not to be confused with the similar-sounding verb “to succeed.”

Indeed, were the five western counties to secede from Maryland, there would be no chance for that movement to succeed.

It won’t happen

Here’s why.

•  The 51st state: Western Maryland would be the third smallest by population (less than 660,000). Only Wyoming and Vermont would have fewer residents.

Read more at Citybizlist…