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View Poll Results: Mecklenburg county breaking away from Nc
Become The great state of Mecklenburg 51st 6 23.08%
Join South Carolina 7 26.92%
Stay with North Carolina 11 42.31%
Other 2 7.69%
Voters: 26. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-23-2016, 01:41 AM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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Mecklenburg County should consider building a wall. Kind of like the fancy one Donald Trump is talking about along the Mexico border, only ours will be designed to keep state legislators out of our lives.

Scratch that. Let’s pound on the proverbial nuke button as if it were a snooze bar. It’s time for Mecklenburg County to wake up and secede from North Carolina. We, the people of Mecklenburg, should become the 51st state of the Union – the first state born of the 21st century – the state of the future.

North Carolina seceded from the United States 154 years ago in a sequence of events that led to the Civil War. And the people of Ballantyne love flirting with the idea of separating from Charlotte.

But Mecklenburg County doesn’t have time for flirting. We must thrust ourselves toward secession now before we see detrimental damage from the growing rift between North Carolina’s urban and rural counties.

Legislators recently sought to limit the amount of state funding going to light rail projects – an obvious slap in the face to progressive cities like Charlotte and Raleigh.

For years, the North Carolina General Assembly allowed politics to interfere with state transportation funding. The Charlotte region has long had some of the most congested roads, and the only way we could get improvements to them was to reluctantly add toll lanes. By the way, if you hate the idea of toll lanes, I’m sure Mecklenburg seceding from North Carolina would null and void the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s $500 million public-private partnership with Spanish company Cintra to build toll lanes from Charlotte to Mooresville along Interstate 77.

Forget toll lanes for our new state. Let’s just put a turnpike at our border, requiring visitors from North Carolina to pay us a small fee. Anyone with a government license plate would have to pay triple.

Then you have socialists masquerading as Republicans in the N.C. General Assembly. They want to redistribute our hard-earned sales taxes dollars to counties that aren’t making any effort to increase visitor spending.

Think about all of the economic development opportunities that required a significant amount of investment to infrastructure – Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets and NASCAR Hall of Fame. Shouldn’t we be entitled to most of the sales tax generated from these attractions?

Becoming the 51st state would give us an opportunity to create an efficient state government from scratch. Naturally, Pat McCrory should get the nod to serve as our first governor until we have formal elections.

In his first act as governor, McCrory should dump his North Carolina pin in the trash and burn it as Charlotte native and 16-time world wrestling champion Ric “Nature Boy” Flair applies the official Mecklenburg pin to his lapel. Coincidently, our state motto will be “Woooooooo!”

Life will change in other ways.

No more Common Core educational curriculum. School lunch rooms will serve pork chops in the shape of Mecklenburg County. Our state flag will be checkered – because we’re winners.

Mecklenburg should recruit adjacent counties to help expand our borders. Securing Union, Cabarrus and Iredell counties are especially vital to our state economy.

We need the Cabarrus County resources of Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord Mills, the North Carolina Research Campus and the Dale Earnhardt statute in Kannapolis.

Iredell County would allow us to consolidate the east side of Lake Norman and claim Mooresville’s NASCAR teams.

Union County makes sense because there are so many people commuting to Charlotte for jobs… and Union’s aerodynamics industry would add diversity to Mecklenburg’s economy.

New towns are sure to emerge from neighborhoods (Ballantyne, SouthPark and University City), and some of the region’s most popular local leaders could very well become state and national leaders.
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Old 03-23-2016, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Looks like someone was having fun last night.
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Old 03-23-2016, 06:54 AM
 
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I've long felt that NC/SC should merge and Puerto Rico should officially join the union. Outside of the south, NC and SC cities are often confused anyway. Charlotte would be the obvious candidate for the capital city of "Carolina". Financially and politically, NC/SC would be stronger combined. The addition of PR to the union would mean that we'd still have 50 states. The state of Carolina (with Charlotte as the capital) would be Georgia's worst nightmare.
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Old 03-23-2016, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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Looks like someone was having fun last night.
Omg I was but I forgot I wrote this lol. Think i had 1 too many drink's I think lol.
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Old 03-26-2016, 10:30 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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If it had previously broken away, we at least wouldn't have McCrory. ...just sayin'
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Old 03-27-2016, 05:35 AM
 
Location: The Emerald City
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Omg I was but I forgot I wrote this lol. Think i had 1 too many drink's I think lol.
You did good!!!!
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Old 03-27-2016, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Nikki Haley!?!?!!
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Old 03-27-2016, 09:18 AM
 
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You could call the new state Nascarlina
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Old 03-27-2016, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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If it had previously broken away, we at least wouldn't have McCrory. ...just sayin'
I wouldn't mind having fox back. I wish he would run for governor but that doesn't seem to be the case.
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Old 03-27-2016, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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You did good!!!!
This situation just sucks. I honestly don't see why this was ever considered. To the people that voted for Charlotte to stay.......Why to keep the cash cow in the State? Charlotte is a great city and North Carolina doesn't know a good thing until they kill the economic engine of the State.
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