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Looked what was missed back in Civics class


February 6, 2019

Well, it looks like Republican State Representative Matt Shea and some of my like-minded neighbors want to secede eastern Washington from the west side and form “Liberty State.” This is based on the perception that east side versus west side values are so different that both sides are better apart. This position ignores one of the strengths of a democracy, which is based on the concept of a pluralistic society.

These folks must have missed this in their Civics class. However, I’m sure there are some on the west side of the state that might feel similarly justified in a divorce. After all, they generally are better educated, progressive instead of reactionary, and pay the lion’s sh...

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