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By Gordon Forgey

The state of Liberty


February 21, 2019

Through out the country’s history, states have faced efforts to divide them up. A current movement is to split California into three states. Arizona, Maine and Michigan are just a few that have faced similar efforts in the past.

Our own state, Washington, has over the years faced the threat of being split. The movement is fundamentally spurred by the overwhelming imbalance of population and the difference in political ideologies and life styles in those populations.

A current effort is most visibly centered around a state representative from Spokane Valley, Matt Shea. His hope is to div...

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