With much of the attention on California and its internal woes, here’s a secession story that you may have missed from the heart of the South. This one, all Texans should take note of.
Reported in Politically Georgia, in Pierce County, local Republican leaders and a notable amount of the party “want the counties south of Macon to secede from Georgia and form a new state.” Last month, the concept appeared on the county’s ballot, garnering “over 27 percent of GOP voters.” There are plans to put this question to all of the voters of South Georgia.
According to the article, the impetus for dividing the Peach State comes from rural Georgians feeling cut out of the state’s economic growth and expanding infrastructure, specifically citing how Georgia has for years withheld the promised expansion of high-speed internet to the less urban areas. Such instances have left many South Georgians to believe their interests are not best being served by staying connected to the rest of the state.
Another frustration for South Georgians is the way their political parties seem to ignore them, choosing to focus on party concerns that squeeze them out. Quoted in the article, one South Georgian …
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