Book Review: Lost States

Comments

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When I was a youth we proposed that western WA and OR make themselves into the new US state of Jackson, whose flag would be a giant $20 bill.
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if you go down by Mt. Shasta, you'll see that the dream of Jefferson State is not dead.
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To solve this country's problems, we need WA to become 3 states (Seattle, Cascadia, and Lincoln), OR to become 2 states, and CA to become 5 states.

Then we'd be right as rain.
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so the 7 million people in Wash. state can then have six senators, while the people in DC still get none?
I guess folks don't really care about DC residents much, here's a discussion of statehood and getting senators and DC folks are left out and not even mentioned.

It's harder being for equal rights...for other people....isn't it?

So good luck with that getting six senators for washington state residents, then all six of them can make laws over the dc residents who have not one senator.

we see the commitment to equality is fairly selfish.
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the next biggest lost state is puerto rico with 4 million people. they are a colony, too, without representation. amazing how many liberals are fine with this. you realize there are many puerto ricans who protest this whole being subjugated thing? why do we support it? if these people and dc had senators that'd be four new senators, most likely, liberal ones. i guess liberals nationwide are just fine with people not being represented and constantly losing votes in the senate by a 1 or 4 vote margin. it's like the liberals don't even try to win, really.
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@5

Uh, Puerto Rico has voted multiple times in referenda not to apply for statehood.
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@4 - It appears your grasp of reality is a bit non-existant. Aside from a common name, WA and DC have virtually no connection. And there's not a single state in the Union that has 6 senators. If you meant that WA has 6 representatives, you're still wrong. We have 9.
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Beaut post, Paul.

So is it true what my prof said, that Texas still has the right to split into multiple substates with two senators each? According to their agreement when they joined the union.
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Rather than split up states like Washington and California, how about we combine some of the big empty squares in the middle of the country like say Montana and the Dakotas, that combined have a population only a little over 2 million, or Idaho and Wyoming, also about 2 million combined, yet still get 2 senators each (invariably republican). The combined population of the "BIG SQUARES" in the middle of the country represents about half the U.S. land mass but only about 15% of the total U.S. population and are dominated by fundamentalist christians and big corporate interests like mining and agriculture. This effectively hands the republican party a third of the senate, which they've been holding hostage for decades.