View Poll Results: Would You Support Splitting The U.S. Into 13 Commonwealths?

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    Re: Would You Support Splitting The U.S. Into 13 Commonwealths?

    I can't see the benefit from making state governments less localized.

    Also I refuse to be part of anything that tries to merge us with Kansas.
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    Re: Would You Support Splitting The U.S. Into 13 Commonwealths?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I see no positive gain and people having less control of their local government.
    The new commonwealths still have common interests with similar economies, geography, etc. you just get rid of needless bureaucracy.

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    Re: Would You Support Splitting The U.S. Into 13 Commonwealths?

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    Wait, did I just agree with you on something?
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    Re: Would You Support Splitting The U.S. Into 13 Commonwealths?

    I would support an amiable divorce between the two major factions.
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    Re: Would You Support Splitting The U.S. Into 13 Commonwealths?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
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    Re: Would You Support Splitting The U.S. Into 13 Commonwealths?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben K. View Post
    Not seeing how much pride can be derived by claiming "I hail from the great commonwealth of North!"
    That's what your concern would be?

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    Re: Would You Support Splitting The U.S. Into 13 Commonwealths?

    Since I'll be living in Nevca or Calnev does this mean my taxes will go up or down. NV has zero state income tax while CA has some elevated figure (95 or so). Do we split the difference or will we now have internecine warfare?

    I like it but it scares me.

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    Re: Would You Support Splitting The U.S. Into 13 Commonwealths?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    The new commonwealths still have common interests with similar economies, geography, etc. you just get rid of needless bureaucracy.
    I don't think that's true, especially the way that map is set up. You have West Virginia and New York, New Mexico and Utah, San Francisco and Idaho all together. Some of them may have similar geography, but those places are very different.
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    Re: Would You Support Splitting The U.S. Into 13 Commonwealths?

    A whole lot of problems in the formation of our nation came about because of conflicts between small states and big states. Numerous compromises weakened everything and subject Americans to unequal representation in the federal government. Arguments about the electoral college where a person's vote counts for more or less than others' merely because of which state they live in occur every single presidential election. Imagine the future conflicts we could avoid if we had, instead of a group of completely irregularly sized states, having states that are all the same size.
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    Re: Would You Support Splitting The U.S. Into 13 Commonwealths?

    I would support putting an end to time-wasting polls which solve nothing.

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