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5 Oregon Counties Vote to Secede From Liberal Oregon in Favor of Idaho

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There’s been talk about Texas wanting to secede from the rest of the United States, but now the itch to leave liberal policies is inching up north. Five rural Oregon counties voted to secede from the state of Oregon and join the more politically conservative state of Idaho.

The Idaho Statesman reports:

Thousands of people in eastern Oregon voted Tuesday for their elected officials to consider ditching their state and becoming part of Idaho.

Voters in Sherman, Lake, Grant, Baker and Malheur counties all voted for ballot measures that would lead to them becoming Idahoans. People in Union and Jefferson counties had already voted in favor during the November election. . .

The vote is only the first step of the “Greater Idaho” project, which would allow some Oregon counties to join a state that advocates say more closely aligns with their political preferences.

The move has been in the works since “Move Oregon’s Border,” a Political Action Committee was formed in 2019. Breitbart reports, The Committee focuses on Oregon ballot initiatives, and “In March, Move Oregon’s Border founder Michael McCarter announced the establishment of a 501 c 4, Citizens for Greater Idaho, which will focus ‘on Idaho, Oregon, and beyond, to support the vision of Move Oregon’s Border.”

In a statement posted on the group’s website Wednesday, McCarter wrote, “This election proves that rural Oregon wants out of Oregon. If Oregon really believes in liberal values such as self-determination, the Legislature won’t hold our counties captive against our will. If we’re allowed to vote for which government officials we want, we should be allowed to vote for which government we want as well.”

Also on Wednesday, Oregon Live reported “the signature-gathering effort ‘to gain political refuge from blue states, was hampered last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it’s now picking up some momentum. Several prominent elected officials in Idaho, including Gov. Brad Little, have expressed support for the movement.”

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  1. WILLIAM FLYNN

    May 21, 2021 at 10:05 am

    HOPE they get it done !! Oregon is totally screwed anyway !

  2. Terry Kaas

    May 21, 2021 at 10:37 am

    I would like to see Eastern Washington join Idaho also.

    • Jeffrey N Curran

      May 23, 2021 at 9:40 pm

      I’ve talked with a lot of people in Spokane County Washington. And unsurprisingly a overwhelming majority would love to leave the leftist, lack of leadership in Olympia. For a more down to earth conservative leadership in Idaho.

  3. Terri Bearden

    May 21, 2021 at 10:57 am

    This is a sure sign the people of this Country are tited of loss of Freedom and law and order! Good luck to those who want to secede!

  4. Jack

    May 21, 2021 at 11:31 am

    Native Oregonians since 1960 and we are sick and tired of being affilliated with Portland and all of their nonsense. All of the liberal idiots need to be flushed down with our so called governor “the brown”.
    Jackson County would be honored to be part of Idaho if given the chance.
    Our freedoms rights and thoughts align with our great Constitution and definitely NOT portland or our so called leadership.

  5. Denny Crane

    May 21, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    Our great country is in peril due to voters wishing to push an agenda similar to the past and did not work, or they are ignorant of how radical the Democrat party has become. The last decent Democrat President was Bill Clinton, and he wanted to restrict illegal border entry. If the Democrats remain in power for another ten years, there is no doubt the red states will align more closely. It may lead to cession and the formulation of a RED state government, especially if parts of Oregon move to align with Idaho.

    • Stephen Stryker

      June 4, 2021 at 1:08 am

      “Decent” is such a strong word. I was thinking more “less radical.” There’s not much decent about either Clinton.

  6. Michael J Faunce

    May 22, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    I am moving to New-Idaho if you do

  7. Nana Eum

    May 23, 2021 at 11:44 am

    1000000% agree! Praying Eastern Washington follows suit. I would be PROUD to be called an Idahoan!

  8. Bree

    May 23, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    YES FINALLY SOME SANITY OUT OF OREGAN!!

  9. Dawn Smith

    May 24, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    Good luck supporting yourself without those all of those lovely BLUE tax dollars ,but I’m sure there are plenty of plans to provide for yourselves involving bootstraps and all !Also what about Idahoans who might not like the idea ?

    • Edward

      May 29, 2021 at 5:12 pm

      I don’t want BLUE Tax Dollars, I want to keep my Red Paycheck Dollars. Smaller govt. is better Govt. Everything east of the Cascades to Idaho, excepting Bend and Ashland.

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Gunman In Highland Park Shooting Was ‘Dressed In Women’s Clothing’

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The suspected gunman who opened fire at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, on Monday was wearing women’s clothing as a disguise, police announced Tuesday.

The attack killed six people and injured dozens more, according to Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek. The suspect, 22-year-old Robert E. Crimo III, was apprehended by police later that day near Lake Forest, Illinois.

“During the attack, Crimo was dressed in women’s clothing,” said Sgt. Christopher Covelli, of the Lake County Major Crime Task Force, FOX 10 reported. “Investigators do believe he did this to conceal his facial tattoos and his identity and help him during the escape with the other people who were fleeing the chaos.”

“He brought a high-powered rifle to this parade,” Covelli said. “He accessed the roof of a business via a fire escape ladder and began opening fire on the innocent Independence Day celebration-goers.”

“After the shooting, Crimo blended in with the crowd and walked to his mother’s home in the area where he borrowed her vehicle, Covelli said. A member of the community spotted Crimo driving and called 911,” FOX 10 reported. “Crimo was pulled over and arrested during a traffic stop about five miles north of the shooting.”

Investigators have interrogated Crimo and reviewed his social media but have not been able to determine a motive for the attack, Covelli said.

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Democrats Introduce ‘Transgender Bill Of Rights’

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On Tuesday, House Democrats introduced a “Transgender Bill of Rights” to “protect and codify the rights of transgender and nonbinary people under the law and ensure their access to medical care, shelter, safety, and economic security.”

Led by Democrat Reps. Pramila Jayapal (WA), David Cicilline (RI), Marie Newman (IL), Mark Takano (CA), and Ritchie Torres (NY), HR 1209 proposes “amending the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including gender identity and sex characteristics in public accommodations and federally funded programs and activities.”

“As we witness Republicans and an extremist Supreme Court attack and roll back the fundamental rights of trans people across our country, and as state legislatures across the country target our trans community with hateful, bigoted, and transphobic attacks, we are standing up and saying enough is enough,” said Jayapal, the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and co-chair of the Transgender Equality Task Force.

“Our Trans Bill of Rights says clearly to the trans community across the country that we see you and we will stand with you to ensure you are protected and given the dignity and respect that every person should have,” Jayapal added.

The bill seeks to increase the ability of children to get permanent and life changing surgeries by “eliminating unnecessary governmental restrictions on the provision of, and access to, gender-affirming medical care and counseling for transgender and nonbinary adults, adolescents, and children.”

The bill will additionally ensure that biological male students are allowed to compete in girls’ sports by amending federal “education laws to ensure that they protect students from discrimination based on sex, including gender identity and sex characteristics, and guarantee students’ right to participate in sports on teams that best align with their gender identity.”

Federal education laws will also be amended to allow students to :use school facilities that best align with their gender identity,” meaning that biological males would be allowed to use girls’ restrooms and locker rooms.

The bill expands beyond “transgender rights” to also ban states from making laws restricting abortion by “codifying the right to abortion.”

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