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Old 08-11-2013, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Hiding from Antifa?
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With all the talk about Colorado splitting into two states, my thoughts keep coming back to moving to Delaware to escape from the People's Republic of Maryland. I see and hear of so many people planning to make that move, because of the fanatically liberal government here. Since I live on the Eastern Shore of MD already, and most of the ES people are more conservative, I wonder if the people in Delaware might be conducive to taking us in, rather than have a influx of more people moving into a small state.

I know my family would be happy to make the change, especially my wife, who does not want to move any further from the grandchildren when we both become retired in a few years.

So, what say you, DE residents?
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Long Neck,De
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I would love to see DelMarVa become a state.I'd be more than willing to let New Castle County go to PA..
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:12 AM
 
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After thinking more on it, I believe the property values would climb for those MD ES residents closer to the Bay Bridge if it were part of Delaware. More people would want to live over the bridge, even with the higher tolls, if they knew they wouldn't have to move when they retire to escape Maryland's high income taxes.
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Long Neck,De
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So what about Kent Island in the middle?
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Old 08-11-2013, 11:00 AM
 
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So what about Kent Island in the middle?
That's in Queen Anne's County, part of the Eastern Shore. 4.4 mile bridge on the west end and about a .2 mile bridge on the east end. No Brainer. Especially since that is where I live!!!!
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Old 08-11-2013, 12:50 PM
 
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....to escape from the People's Republic of Maryland

heheh.......interesting way of putting it!...
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Center City
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I would think long and hard before Delaware takes on the Eastern Shore. The Eastern Shore (particularly the lower shore) has some of the worst unemployment and poverty in the state:

Unemployment by County in Maryland
Maryland Poverty Rate by County

As for the state of DelMarVa:
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I would love to see DelMarVa become a state.I'd be more than willing to let New Castle County go to PA..
It turns out NCC is the most prosperous county in the state: http://www.indexmundi.com/facts/unit...-poverty#table. Although the citizens of the new state might be better culturally aligned in this arrangement, who's gonna pay the bills?
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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This thread amounts to a trollish fantasy. The Eastern Shore includes some of the oldest settlements in Maryland and I'm sure has no interest in being absorbed into Delaware. As a resident of New Castle County, I'd seriously object to becoming part of Pennsylvania. In fact, if such a ridiculous fantasy were to become reality (when pigs fly), I'd be moving to another State pronto.

Delaware is what it is: three counties with populations ranging from arch-conservative to ultra-progressive, making for an overall moderately liberal-progressive State. If you don't like the People's Republic of Maryland, I dare say you wouldn't care for Delaware either. Maybe a small town in Texas would be more suitable.
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Old 08-12-2013, 04:03 AM
 
Location: Battle Creek, MI
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This thread amounts to a trollish fantasy. The Eastern Shore includes some of the oldest settlements in Maryland and I'm sure has no interest in being absorbed into Delaware. As a resident of New Castle County, I'd seriously object to becoming part of Pennsylvania. In fact, if such a ridiculous fantasy were to become reality (when pigs fly), I'd be moving to another State pronto.

Delaware is what it is: three counties with populations ranging from arch-conservative to ultra-progressive, making for an overall moderately liberal-progressive State. If you don't like the People's Republic of Maryland, I dare say you wouldn't care for Delaware either. Maybe a small town in Texas would be more suitable.
Not really. There has been plenty of talk over the past couple of decades about this sort of thing happening. Most in DE has supported it. The issue has been with MD not wanting to give up Ocean City because of the tourist dollars it brings in and that county gets boatloads of cash from the state as well ( For the jail etc ) on top of the tourist which makes it the one exception and thus lone county that wasn't as much in favor as the rest on the eastern shore of MD.

Oh and all knows that N.DE is what gives DE most of it's liberal taint. Granted in recent years more liberals have moved further south and or into S.DE from DC/Philly and other liberals areas.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:26 AM
 
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Not really. There has been plenty of talk over the past couple of decades about this sort of thing happening. Most in DE has supported it. The issue has been with MD not wanting to give up Ocean City because of the tourist dollars it brings in and that county gets boatloads of cash from the state as well ( For the jail etc ) on top of the tourist which makes it the one exception and thus lone county that wasn't as much in favor as the rest on the eastern shore of MD.

Oh and all knows that N.DE is what gives DE most of it's liberal taint. Granted in recent years more liberals have moved further south and or into S.DE from DC/Philly and other liberals areas.

People can talk about DELMARVA becoming the 51st state all they want. It's not going to happen. Article IV: Section 3 of the United States Constitution states:

" New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new States 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. "

No chance the state legislatures of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia will concurrently allow it nor the US Congress approve it !
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