November 15, 2013

DEVOLUTION MAKES PARTICULARLY GOOD SENSE FOR THE LARGEST STATES...:

What America Would Look Like If Everyone Who Wanted To Start Their Own State Got Their Way : Sixteen places that want to become the 51st state (Hunter Schwarz, 11/13/13, Buzzfeed)

Five rural counties in northeastern Colorado voted last week to secede from Colorado and form their own state. The vote was symbolic -- to actually form a new state, Colorado's legislature would have to approve it, as would the U.S. Congress -- but residents in what would be North Colorado believe they are underrepresented and ignored by Denver.
North Colorado is the latest in a wave of secession movements across the country, some more serious than others. Here are 16 places where voters or politicians have proposed carving out new states:

....given the correlation of smaller state size to democracy.
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