Real Alternative to Succession — The 100 States Proposal

The seventh reason will surprise you!

Politics is frightening in the U.S. right now. People are talking about secession. In a University of Virginia Poll found that 4 in 10 Biden voters and 5 in 10 Trump voters at least somewhat agree with diviidng the country along Red and Blue lines. Yikes.

No matter what your agenda, its pretty obvious our government is not working as it should.

What are some big ideas for fixing our divided country and make the government work again for everyone? Perhaps you look at how we can fix gerrymandering or campaign finance reform. Maybe you look towards how to alleviate poverty or improve education. These are all good answers, but there is another solution: make the largest 50 U.S. cities into their own states. (List of cities at bottom of article)

How could cities form new states? Check out Article IV Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution that governs how new states enter the union and explains that if the state legislatures and Congress approve, new states can be formed out of existing states. So New York City could leave New York and Los Angeles and San Francisco could leave California to form their own states, each with their own Senators, Congress people, state income tax, and electoral college votes.

Here are some reasons why this is a damn good idea for everyone:

Reason 1 — Unfair Elections

Reason 2 — Unfair Taxation

Reason 3 — Economic Growth

By separating urban metrapolitan regions out as their own states

Reason 4 — More Swing States Across the Country

Reason 5 — Major Cities Everywhere Do It Already

Reason 6 — Partisan Politics

If 20 new state are formed, these urban interests will be more honestly represented. There will be a block of 40 new senators and over a hundred and fifty congress people who will support these issues unequivocally.

Reason 7 — Take Over the Country (Surprise!)

All together these states would have

  • 100 US Senators (out of 200)
  • 302 Congress people (out of 435, or 69.4%)
  • 402 Electors in the Electoral College (out of 538, or 74.7%)

That means that urbanites (who are with few exceptions Democrats and progressives) would control 50% of the Senate, the President, and have a super majority in the Congress.

Reason 8— Wyoming

Reason 9— Regional Pride

Reason 10— Save The Country

How To Do It

New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new State shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the Junction of two or more States, or Parts of States, without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress.

So the majority of the legislatures of the states would need to agree and the majority of US Congress people would also have to agree.

List of Proposed New City States of America

With few alterations this list looks pretty good. Perhaps the whole SF Bay Area would want to be one state.

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