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MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) — Proponents of a plan to split Washington into two states held a meeting in Moses Lake that organizers called an attempt to clear up misconceptions about the movement.

No major announcements were made at the Wednesday meeting, where Rene’ Holaday read a prepared statement and fielded questions from reporters.

Holaday says splitting Washington would be a win-win scenario for rural conservatives who live east of the Cascade Range and urban liberals who live in western Washington.

The Spokesman-Review says Republican State Rep. Matt Shea of Spokane Valley has proposed creating a new state called Liberty out of eastern Washington.

Holaday says in the new state all religions would be welcome, Native American treaty rights would be respected and residents would have unfettered gun and property rights.

(22) comments

Desert Dweller

Face the facts, Washington is now part of the Left Coast Coalition with California and Oregon. Hopefully it won't get so bad that I have to leave the state but who knows.

Cheburashka

I'll keep my fingers crossed.🤗

Desert Dweller

Rub your little russian teddy bear

ReasonableThinker

Anything supported by Matt Shea? No THANKS!! That guy is a dangerous religious whack job.

Manivoodoo

The lobbyists for Walmart will never allow this to happen, could you imagine the sheer amount of American flag merchandise they have to recall in order to add another star.

Desert Dweller

We all know the Coast folk are never going to allow the state to split.

They are all to busy trying to foist their fears and biases onto us East side folk. Those of us East of the Cascades tend to be closer to the land and the actual requirements of feeding and supporting a free self reliant population that expects people to be responsible, self sufficient, members of a free society.

Cheburashka

I will believe that when the East side stops taking handouts from the West. Eastern Washington uses far more in social services than the west side. and remember, that it was liberal socialist ideas that built to the Columbia basin irrigation project.

Desert Dweller

Seems that you all should be glad to be rid of us then

Cheburashka

I live in Eastern Washington, as do many liberals. You assume Washington is evenly split. That's not the case. You could move to Alabama and be rid of this liberal-dominated state.

Desert Dweller

Seems odd that you would live out here where us evil conservatives are so rapidly destroying the environment while feeding the world

Cheburashka

Somebody has to do the thinking in Eastern Washington.😁

Desert Dweller

Well you keep thinking then wouldn't want to disrupt such an important contribution.

Cheburashka

It's clear to see that you place little faith in the importance of thinking. The founding fathers would be pleased.

Desert Dweller

Keep thinking just don't do anything please

Cheburashka

Says the person who does things without thinking...

Desert Dweller

Says the person who can't figure out what to do for all his thinking

Desert Dweller

Stay with that thought

Cheburashka

I think what I just did was make you look like a fool. Now where's that Benn Stiller Dodgeball comeback.

Buddy

We Conservatives must have a voice in our Government. Great idea, Liberty! Northern Californua along with Southern Oregon are attempting the same. Seattle liberals do NOT represent my views.

Cheburashka

And we liberals on the East Side are glad for the support.

Cheburashka

Like Matt Shea's other great ideas? He's a loon.

est PNW509

This a big NO!

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