Multiple counties in Oregon have joined the movement to secede from the state and join neighboring Idaho.
Oregon is known for its woke political activists and left-wing extremism, but there’s a large population of conservatives trapped in the state.
And they’re finding it difficult to have their voice heard.
The @GreaterIdaho Project Takes A Big Step Forward With New Bill Introduced In Idaho Legislature — Idaho Now One Step Closer To Liberating Conservatives From Occupied Liberal Territoryhttps://t.co/ccClEbCyzk
— Idaho Tribune (@IdahoTribune) February 2, 2023
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They’re calling it the “Greater Idaho” bill.
You can check out the bill in its entirety here.
Here’s what Daily Mail had to say:
The movement by residents of Eastern Oregon to secede from the state and join Idaho has taken a step further after a Republican state senator introduced a bill that would allow 11 counties to join their neighboring state.
State Senator Dennis Linthicum introduced Senate Joint Memorial 2 on January 10, also known as the ‘Greater Idaho’ bill.
Though the movement has been bubbling for a while, the bill was introduced in the wake of Oregon’s recent state elections, in which a Republican came within four points of winning the governor’s mansion for the first time since 1987.
Regardless of how residents vote, to actually change the states’ borders would require lawmakers in Oregon, Idaho and U.S. Congress to sign off on it.
Achieving this is not as simple as signing some papers, but there is growing support backing the movement.
From political ideology to tax laws, Oregonians have many reasons to get behind the bill.
Democrat-led state that’s ‘killing businesses’ could shrink amid push to secede in several countieshttps://t.co/FRoNEFvhL0
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) February 6, 2023
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KOIN’s report tells more about the reasons that started the movement.
“Eastern Oregon is culturally, politically, economically much more similar to Idaho than it is to western Oregon,” said Matt McCaw, a Greater Idaho Movement spokesperson. “Our movement is about self-determination and matching people to government that they want and that matches their values. In Oregon, we’ve had this urban-rural divide for a very long time.”
McCaw said the divide has caused political tension because the west side of the state “dominates state government and it dictates policy.”
“The policy and the government that works for western Oregon, that western Oregonians want, does not work in eastern Oregon and it’s not what eastern Oregonians want,” McCaw said.
As far as garnering support for the bill, McCaw said “we absolutely believe this is possible.” He added, “we can move that border to a place that makes far more sense, get people on both sides of the state government that they want and reduce the political tension in our state.”
McCaw furthered “we have been to the legislature in Idaho, we have a lot of support in legislature in Idaho for this idea. They see the benefit of bringing 400,000 like-minded people into their state. It makes Idaho stronger; it gives people the government they want and it’s a win-win for everybody involved.”
Some downplay the movement as a long shot or pipe dream, but others have hope.
Facts Matter with Roman Balmakov of The Epoch Times provides a really good breakdown of the movement in this video:
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