Anti-government anger fuels long-shot Maryland breakaway bid

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The cars of members of Congress, including one (L) belonging to a member of the Maryland delegation, fill the parking lot outside the House of Representatives during a Saturday session at the U.S. Capitol in Washington October 5, 2013.
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Scott Strzelczyk is fed up with what he calls political slavery in Maryland and sees one way out - creating a breakaway state, a feat that has not been accomplished since the American Civil War. But he is not alone. Nearly a dozen rural Colorado counties have put nonbinding secession referendums on their November ballots. A split-off proposal for southern Florida has also been floated. Some residents of northern California want to join with counties in southern Oregon to form their own state. Liberals in Tucson, Arizona, fed up with the conservative state governor and lawmakers, want out as well.

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Hilarious! Southern Florida has been a split off f... by Bill Johnson on Sunday, Oct 13, 2013 at 4:18:16 PM
"South Carolina is too small for a country and too... by BFalcon on Sunday, Oct 13, 2013 at 11:56:49 PM
I think this time you'll find that the overwhelmin... by Jim Arnold on Monday, Oct 14, 2013 at 4:32:08 AM
I would not want slavery back. I never agreed with... by Bill Johnson on Monday, Oct 14, 2013 at 10:56:31 AM
There is no conflict north and south over the Fed,... by Jim Arnold on Monday, Oct 14, 2013 at 11:52:50 AM
Yes we agree, but what I meant was that the fed wa... by Bill Johnson on Monday, Oct 14, 2013 at 12:55:03 PM