After Trump victory, Oregonians submit ballot proposal to secede from the union – IOTW Report

After Trump victory, Oregonians submit ballot proposal to secede from the union

OL: Two days after Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, two Portlanders have submitted a petition for a 2018 ballot initiative to have Oregon secede from the United States.

On Thursday morning, Jennifer Rollins, a lawyer, and Christian Trejbal, a writer, filed the Oregon Secession Act.

“Oregonian values are no longer the values held by the rest of the United States,” Trejbal said over the phone Thursday.

Those values? “Life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness,” Trejbal said, “plus equality.”

“Obviously,” he said, the ballot proposal “came about partially in response to the election results on Tuesday.”

“But,” he added, “it’s been developing over time.”  MORE

38 Comments on After Trump victory, Oregonians submit ballot proposal to secede from the union

  1. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

    izlamo delenda est …

  2. I felt the same way when I ran away from home. I got hungry a few hours later and went back. I was 10.

  3. There are a lot of good people in OR. Typical of most states, especially the blue ones, are the urban areas with their concentrations of REgressives, running rough shod over the larger rural, more sparsely populated areas.

    Or has one of the most sickeningly REgressive cities in the country in Portland. I’ve been there many times to do work at one of the large glass making factories there and I never linger. Which is too bad as it’s a beautiful locale. It’s nose rings and weird-os aplenty. I get a cab to where I’m going, do what I need and right back to the airport.

    Throw in Eugene and all of the colleges around Corvallis and you have a state that’s over 90% in area, red, run by a few square miles of REgressives.

  4. Good! GTFO,! You morons will be eating out of dumpsters in less than 6 months just like the socialist scum you seem to idolize down in Venezuela. You state would crash without federal funding and us taxpayers are sick of paying your way only to have you spit in our faces and tell us you deserve to have everything free. SCREW YOU! Once your out we should put a wall up around your state to keep you morons in and prevent the mental illness from infecting anyone else.

  5. Actually, it was the lack of equality is where the anger on the right comes from, you dumb asses.

    Nothing equal about forcing Nuns to finance abortions. Nothing equal about anything the left forces on everyone else.

    No respect for differing opinions. Nothing equal on the campuses around the U.S. that shut down conservative speech and thought.

    Unaware, belly button gazing morons.

  6. I would back this IF the loons in Portlandia and the dictators in the blue areas of California would let us just get on with creating the State of Jefferson.

    We in the real Northern California (SF in is in Central Ca) and in Southern Oregon have been trying to separate since BEFORE WWII. Create a State that will be representative of our needs instead of being slaves to the morons in Sacramento and Salem.

    Please oh please let us go! and you dopes can get on with your lunacy.

  7. We should start a petition we also want them to secede.

    Add a rider petition raising money to help ship our liberals there so they can all exist in an orgasmic purity of leftism.

    Any route to there will go down in the history books as “The Trail of Fears”.

  8. Hey, idiots’s I know an easier path to secession just pack your diddy bags and head to Mexico. That country has a lot of vacancies and I am sure they will welcome you with open arms!!

  9. What if the coast just sorta fell off, y’a know, earth quake. Mebbe a tsunami?

  10. In this day and age it should be pretty doable to split the country up. Not state by state since, as it was pointed out above, all states are filled with patriotic, freedom and liberty loving Americans. It’s just many of the densely populated areas that want all powerful, unlimited government. So all the blue counties can become their own country with their own government and laws. We’d grant them free movement and free communication through our country, but they would no longer be able to live their parasitical existence sucking productive, patriotic Americans dry.

    Or each state should create it’s own electoral college, distributing the votes county by county in much the same way we do at the federal level. That would be better for everyone as we’d never have anti-American Marxist dictator Presidents like Obama again.

    But since neither of those things are going to happen, if the blue states want to secede then I say: buh bye, don’t let the door hit you on the ass.

  11. Easy. Put a wall all the way up from Mexico, encompassing Cali, Oregon, Washington. Tell all the libs and illegals to go there. After the whole thing collapses, we can go in and do clean up, and take the area back. While we’re at it, we take over Canada, as well. It could be super fun.

  12. Well, if that’s what you really want to do.

  13. They should just dig a giant trench around Washington, Oregon, and California and let it fill with ocean water. A trench about 200 miles wide. From their dirt, not ours.

  14. Why are you paying attention to children? Let them pout. Even most of the ones with nose rings and dreadlocks mature by the time they are fifty.

    Time to start helping Trump clean up the US House and Senate in 2018. Let’s make a list.

  15. Let the states that want to secede do it then build walls around them,cut off all American resources,make them use passport’s to travel and make sure they are carefully vetted first because you know that place would be a breeding ground for terrorist!

  16. look at the election results from a county perspective and it’s only the big cities who vote for democrats and for their policies.

    large concentrations of idiots snuggled in amongst the rest of us thinking adults.

    most everything these city idiots need to survive is produced outside of it by the same people they sneer at and brought in by truck, wire or pipeline. food, fuel, electricity, fresh water.

    but what can you expect from someone who feels comfortable in large crowds made up of such people?

    yes assholes go on and breakaway, see what that gets you.

  17. Should Oregon secede, their first act will be to strictly control immigration through extreme vetting. All citizens of Oregonia will have to take a test. Anyone who understands irony will be deported.

  18. I think they should secede. Just think of all the federal funds that could go to states and people who are quality Americans….

  19. Fine, secede. But you have to pay your share of the $20T national debt before you go. Every one of you.

  20. Sounds great. We can bus all coastal elites to live there too.

  21. Sad thing is, most of our ultra rich, powerful liberals, who run this state, are transplants who ran from failed socialist enclaves in other states. They congregate in three cities, making up less than 5% of the land mass.

  22. Hell why stop there? Make it a trifecta. Lets add California and Washington.

  23. secede huh. be sure you take your fair share of the national debt and realize that you are losing all social security benefits, VA benefits, all armed forces bases, federal grants etc. then adios MF

  24. Ha! The secession retards in Portland/Eugene would have to borrow money from the rest of us just to open their own national treasury. LOL!

    As soon as President Trump is in office (maybe before) he’ll get to the bottom of how these riots and their organizers are paid, send the FBI in to arrest them and the rule of law strikes again!

  25. Just the case of another lefty jerking off to the public. These states would never leave as it’s too lucrative to stay in. If they left the economy would be crippled within days, unemployment would soar, their money would be useless (if they decided to keep the greenback they really wouldn’t have any sovereignty), basic items would be hard to come by, the most talented people would attempt to get into the States (and probably be turned back) and finally you’d see the politicians being hung from lampposts as the first winter creates a massive die off.

  26. Hell, the politicians would be the hangman, stringing up the little people for stealing THEIR food and heat.

  27. Great, then they will have to deal with Trump for trade deals with the U.S.

  28. Hey wait a minute, I live here in Oregon. Take a look at the county breakdown of the voting in the electoral college maps, 8 for HRC & 28 for DJT (and I’m in one of the 28). I know there is a lot of sarcasm and tongue in cheek “good riddance” going on (I’ve said the same for CA many times) but let’s not throw the baby out with the bathwater. Let me have a chance to move before you nuke Portland, I don’t want to get caught in the crossfire/fallout.
    And 8/28 is why we should have the Electoral College system at the state level as well. No more Governors from Portland (and for WA no more Governors from King County).

  29. @Menotu – maybe Oregon’s and Washington’s problems will be solved when all the Liberals pot-smoke themselves into an Alzheimer’s-like mental state where they forget to vote! Then, the eastern halves of our two states will reinstall sanity in government.

  30. You left behinds should just accept that cities really are that important. Most states with vast swaths of useless already acknowledge this with some take on “home rule” – where the only population centers that matter in the entire state are exempted from statewide laws (unless the city wants them to apply). The federal government should respect the elite cities they benefit from. A return to city-states, like Venice before the Italian hegemony, would be a noble step. Pick a population number (just pick a number – math is hard, and it really doesn’t natter), and designate all contiguous population centers larger than that number to be independent city-states, equivalent in all ways with the fields, forest preserves, and wastelands they are surrounded by. Yes, even give them their own federal senators (total federal representative numbers would remain unchanged, because of population, though the district lines might have to redrawn). I even say, if there is a naming conflict the city-state gets to keep it (unless they want to change it, of course). There need be no secession, no rancor, no more deplorable conduct. YOU should respect THEIR authority. They deserve it.

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