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By Lou Marzeles

Can Liberty provide justice for all?


December 12, 2018

BREAK IT UP: Above, author Colin Woodard's 11 "nations" of North America.

If Washington State Rep. Matt Shea has his way-and he has a lot of momentum behind him-Klickitat County residents could be living in a new state before long.

That is, if Shea and his Liberty State cause can muster more support. And get the Washington Legislature to grant permission to the eastern portion of the state to secede. And then also get the U.S. Congress to do the same. Stranger things have happened. (Did you see the Dolphins-Patriots game Sunday?)

A couple dozen people showed up at a meeting last Wednesday in Goldendale to hear about the plan to split Washington State into two, leaving the western megalopolis of Seattle to Vancouver to dwell in its self-absorbed deep-blue swagge...

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