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View Poll Results: Should Florida separate into two states?
Yes, they are too different and South Florida could get more tax money and politics would pay more attention to us. 44 45.36%
No, it would hurt our economy and be a bad decision. 39 40.21%
I don't really care 14 14.43%
Voters: 97. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-23-2014, 04:32 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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It is nothing more than a ploy for Miami to attract attention to its cause. Florida will not be splitting in two.
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Old 10-23-2014, 04:51 AM
 
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We all know South Florida is culturally and politically different than the rest of Florida. An attempt was made in 2008 to split Florida into North Florida and South Florida, but the proposal failed. However, as recently as 2011 proposals were still being made to split Florida in half, as in this quote from South Floridians:



South Florida would consist of Palm Beach, Broward, Dade, and Monroe County.
North Florida would consist of all other counties.

Do you think this is a good idea? What are your opinions? We all know that they're very different in culture and politics but would this actually be any good?
On the surface it sounds like a very racist course of action,= lets separate that part of Florida that has a major population of blacks and Latinos. Who exactly is calling for this proposition and what benefits would be derived from such a venture.?
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Old 10-23-2014, 06:22 AM
 
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We all know South Florida is culturally and politically different than the rest of Florida. An attempt was made in 2008 to split Florida into North Florida and South Florida, but the proposal failed. However, as recently as 2011 proposals were still being made to split Florida in half, as in this quote from South Floridians:



South Florida would consist of Palm Beach, Broward, Dade, and Monroe County.
North Florida would consist of all other counties.

Do you think this is a good idea? What are your opinions? We all know that they're very different in culture and politics but would this actually be any good?
It's ridiculous, those 4 counties are small and would be about 1/10th the land of Florida.
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Old 10-23-2014, 06:51 AM
 
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The true split should be Orlando and Tampa southward to the keys is "South Florida" and everything else is "Florida" . . . .
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Old 10-23-2014, 08:46 AM
 
Location: western East Roman Empire
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No.

Among many other reasons why it is a stupid idea, it took many years of blood, sweat and tears to make the whole of Florida part of the United States.


Now, after a century and a quarter of peace, the State is finally reaching a stage of maturity, it is now tied for the number three State in the Union in terms of political weight, and it probably needs another 40-60 years to reach the next stage of maturity in terms of economy and culture.

As someone mentioned previously, Florida is by now a microcosm (and not so micro after all) of the entire Union, by now one of its greatest assets, and it occupies an extremely important geostrategic position.


Its best days are ahead, as one State, part of one Union.
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Old 10-23-2014, 12:10 PM
 
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FL is an awesome purple state. Love the diversity of the blue south and the red north and the goldilocks "just right" central part of FL. Let it stay the way it is.
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Old 10-23-2014, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Miami FL
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We all know South Florida is culturally and politically different than the rest of Florida. An attempt was made in 2008 to split Florida into North Florida and South Florida, but the proposal failed. However, as recently as 2011 proposals were still being made to split Florida in half, as in this quote from South Floridians:



South Florida would consist of Palm Beach, Broward, Dade, and Monroe County.
North Florida would consist of all other counties.

Do you think this is a good idea? What are your opinions? We all know that they're very different in culture and politics but would this actually be any good?
If this is in reference to the recent news story about the South Miami commission's vote to split the state in two, the whole thread is peppered with misinformation that is going all over the place and should be clarified.

First off, "South Florida" in the commissioners eyes, would not consist solely of the tri county SFL area and monroe loped on. If anybody bothered to actually look into what they said, you can easily read that they wanted the "new state" to consist of 24 counties, NOT 4 and basically run just up to the northern edge of central florida, taking with it Tampa and Orlando. I have no clue why people on this thread are just assuming that Miami and its 3 neighbors would just decide to secede on their own. That was never mentioned in any news article (that I should hope) that covered this story. BTW, that 24 county concept was proposed because it covers the extent of the south florida water management district which would be a mess to split up between 2 states.

Second, it has less to do with culture, more to do with politics, and a specific political issue at that. I have no idea why nobody wondered what was the motivation behind this vote. I live in South Miami, the city where the commissioners passed this resolution, and its not like they just went to work one morning and decided "gee, lets vote to secede! ok great sounds fun whoop!" The reason for the resolution was a mixture of symbolism and GENUINE FRUSTRATION at the crisis facing Florida that our conservative, republican dominated legislature has COMPLETELY IGNORED. The issue at hand concerns sea level rise and Florida's complete inaction on that front, which is mind boggling and seriously scary/detrimental considering almost the entire damn population of the state lives on or near the coast and so much of south florida in particular sits practically at sea level. When the levels rise, we will be devastated as a state, though i suspect a few big hurricanes will take advantage of the new shoreline to whack the state with billions of damage from storm surge by that time. Meanwhile, any substantive discussion in Tallahassee is DROWNED OUT by religious extremists who routinely dismiss scientists, academics and other QUALIFIED individuals in favor of biblical quotations and absurd propaganda. I can imagine Northern Florida and Tallahassee won't be as affected, much of their population is inland or substantially above sea level. Meanwhile, from south of Orlando to the keys, the inland areas are practically wyoming compared to the densely populated coastal cities.

This split won't happen, in almost all likelihood. BUT i applaud the commissioners for bringing attention to the most serious issue Florida WILL BE FACING in the next 50 years. As long as our legislature continues to ignore the needs of more than half of its citizens from Orlando south, then we will all suffer the consequences of their ignorance. The irony? the state will eventually split in two, as half of it will probably be underwater or too wrecked by mother nature to live there anymore.
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Old 10-23-2014, 03:48 PM
 
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Dumbest thing I heard in a VERY long time...
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Old 10-23-2014, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte
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Oh, the sky is falling, the sky is falling....

Here is a better suggestion. If you are worried, don't live by the beach. Absolutely zip you can do since weather is controlled by the sun. Not man-made CO2, not SUVs, not electric plants, not blah, blah, blah. Always has been, always will be.

So quit worrying , get a umbrella drink and chill.
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Old 10-23-2014, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Socorro, NM
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Definitely not. I don't want to be associated with the crazies in South Florida.
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