The Week reports:
Liberal leaders in southern Arizona, tired of enduring conservative victories in their state legislature on everything from immigration to gun laws, have a plan: Break away and form a separate state known as Baja Arizona. The idea has been around for years, but a new “Start Our State” effort is seeking a referendum to allow residents of liberal-leaning Pima County to vote on whether to secede. Could Baja Arizona become the 51st state?
In Arizona, anything can happen: Sure, it sounds “crazy,” says E.J. Montini in The Arizona Republic. But the wacky conservatives in the state capital have transformed the “ridiculous” into the “plausible” by “trying to pass bills that would allow lawmakers to ‘nullify’ any federal law they didn’t like.” If state conservatives can essentially secede from the national government, there’s no reason the people of Pima County can’t break away from the rest of Arizona…
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