This article comes from KREM2 – Spokane Valley Reps introduce bill to create ‘Liberty State’ in Eastern Washington
Two Representatives to the State legislature out of Spokane Valley introduced a bill on Monday to create “Liberty State,” which would separate Eastern and Western Washington.
Liberty State’s western border would be along the “crest of the Cascade mountains and the western 8 borders of Okanogan, Chelan, Kittitas, Yakima, and Klickitat counties,” according to the bill. The eastern, northern and southern borders would remain the same.
The bill also outlines transition committees that would aid in the new state’s creation and set up representation for the new government.
Representatives Bob McCaslin and Rob Chase wrote the bill…
Both the Washington State Legislature and Congress would have to approve of the creation of the new state.
The Liberty State Movement is an effort to create a new state from Washington State based upon political and geographic lines. Since the formation of Washington State in 1889, people of the eastern and rural parts of Washington State have felt separate from the western capitol in Olympia. As our economies and beliefs grew in separate directions, the chasm has deepened and left Western Washington holding all of the political representation, with little regard or accountability to eastern residents. The current proposal to create Liberty State would draw the boundary down the Cascade Crest. Those counties to the west would remain Washington State, and those counties to the east would be a new state…
Recently, the state legislature has shown a willingness to operate without regard for the powers given, or rights protected in, the Washington State or United States Constitution. The east side is predominantly rural and the west is predominantly urban, with vastly different cultures. There is nothing wrong with either. However, this population disparity has allowed the urban majority to determine nearly every vote. Thus, the rural side of the state is failing to be represented on every major issue in the last thirty years. On the other side, legislation dear to the urban majority has been hampered to the consternation of many in Seattle. Tax limitations have been passed, also hampering mass transit and raising the ire of many in the urban core. The Founders believed that the best representation was closest to the people. Indeed, with a new state, both east and west would be better represented.
From a recent article published by Redoubt News – Liberty State Exceeds All Expectations:
…Recognizing that the Left Coast will not handle things well if they lose the production east of the Cascades, the Socialist Democrats have been actively trying to shut down the movement to form the new state.
The 51st State has received enormous negative press from the Socialist Main Stream Media lately. Headlines that were, at the very least, disingenuous have been attempting to derail all efforts at spreading the word to the citizens.
These attempts to manipulate a shut down of the movement to split the state have been rampant, yet it seems that it may be backfiring. Rising numbers were obvious when the Spokane County Fair came to town.
Redoubt News visited the fair this weekend to see how the public response was coming along. We saw several dozen people pass through the booth in the short period we were there which would seem to prove the old adage that “There is no such thing as Bad Press.”
Volunteers tell us that the response exceed their expectations with 99% being positive toward Liberty State. They gathered hundreds of signatures this weekend on a petition they tell me is a county-wide advisory vote. Volunteers say they are willing to visit every county in the state, including those on the west side, as support has been coming in from all quarters…
From Liberty State organizers:
May 11, 2019 is the joint Liberty State Rally for Grant, Douglas, and Chelan counties. Lots of speakers, including Rep. Matt Shea, updates on progress of Liberty State, and other things you ought to know. This is NOT limited to volunteers in those counties, in fact, we URGE participation from ANY counties in Liberty State. Should be a great time on a sunny Saturday afternoon; 2 pm to 4 pm, at the BPOE Grand Ballroom, 27 S. Chelan St., Wenatchee, WA. Please mark your calendars and attend. Thank you for your support.
The location for the first Benton County Liberty State committee meeting on Monday, December 10th, 2018 at 7 p.m. will be:
Richland, WA 99352
The evening’s topic will be to plan what the next steps are for creating the 51st state and to decide committee roles and responsibilities moving forward. People who would like to get involved in the process and make a difference are encouraged to attend.
Thursday, October 25th, 2018 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Island View Worship Center, 1520 Fowler, Richland
Their guest speaker will be Rep. Matt Shea of Spokane. Matt serves in the Washington House of Representatives for the 4th Legislative District, which includes the greater Spokane Valley to the Idaho border.
More about Matt can be found here
Matt will be providing an update on Liberty State, which would be the 51st state of the union and split
Washington State along the Cascades.