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    North and South Florida Two states?

    There thinking of dividing Florida into North Florida, and South Florida.



    Taking a page from the Carolina's play book, the State of Florida may split into two states.

    The North Lauderdate City Commission is spearheading a resolution to the U.S Congress for the split, citing legislature issues.

    The commission has sent out 306 resolutions asking municipalities and counties like Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward, and Palm Beach to join in the effort.

    The City of Margate has placed the item on it's Wednesday May 7th Commission.

    See below for the official press release:


    North Lauderdale Takes Tough Stance for Home Rule
    Call it the South Florida “Boston Tea Party”, North Lauderdale City Officials have had enough and are not going to take it anymore.
    The North Lauderdale City Commission passed a resolution requesting that Florida be divided into two States…North Florida and South Florida with the boundary line from Palm Beach County down through Monroe County and is encouraging Palm Beach, Broward, Dade and Monroe Counties to join in the quest for a separation of the State of Florida.
    “This has been going on far too long. We are here trying to give good service to our residents at the cheapest possible costs and we keep getting hammered by the State Legislatures,” Mayor Jack Brady said. “We believe South Florida has many different issues than those in North and Central Florida and yet we all get put into the same frying pan together….local officials are the closest to the people and we have to do what is right for our citizens.”
    Florida has grown from a thinly populated rural state to the fourth most populous state of the United States. Population estimated to be nearly 19 million. The State of Florida has also grown from two initial counties to that of sixty-seven counties of which the most populous and urban are the three counties of Miami- Dade, Broward and Palm Beach. Southeast Florida contributes more tax revenue to the State of Florida than it receives from the present State government. These counties being the most populated have requirements for conducting their affairs that are different and often times more intense than other portions of the State. Florida is too varied for this one-size fits all approach to cities and counties.

    In recent years, the Legislature of the State of Florida has considered a number of proposals that have had a significant adverse impact on local governments’ ability to generate revenue and effectively perform their essential municipal functions with many of these initiatives resulting in a local government regression whereby as a direct result of legislative action certain counties and municipalities are becoming increasingly unable to perform essential public services.
    During a recent visit to Tallahassee as part of the Broward Days lobbying, North Lauderdale Commissioner Rich Moyle told Legislators, “last year you beat our cities up and this year you are stealing our lunch money. How are we supposed to run our cities?” The question…Moyle said, mostly fell on deaf ears.
    The Declaration of Independence of the United States provides that when any form of government becomes destructive to the extent that it no longer has the consent of the people governed, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish said government and institute a new government based on the foundation in which the people seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness and given the size of the State and the great differences in needs and priorities between the southern portion of the State and the northern portion of the State, the North Lauderdale City Commission has determined that it is in the best interests of the citizens and residents of the State to divide the State into two separate and distinct governing entities.



    http://www.wiod.com/cc-common/news/s...rticle=3644165


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    Re: North and South Florida Two states?

    We could just wait for this years hurricane season and see if nature approves.....
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    Re: North and South Florida Two states?

    WTF?


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    Re: North and South Florida Two states?

    And what's really funny is Al Gore still won't win.

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    Re: North and South Florida Two states?

    I live in The state of Norrthern California and sometimes you her that here that California should split in two or three. That is the worst thing any state can do is spit in two. It makes you smaller giving you less power.
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    Re: North and South Florida Two states?

    That's funny is there that much difference between the north and south parts of Florida?

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    That is the worst thing any state can do is spit in two. It makes you smaller giving you less power.
    Yeah, North Rhode Island and South Rhode Island. I'm retiring to South Rhode Island it's closer to WDW.
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    Re: North and South Florida Two states?

    Oh good grief!!
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    Re: North and South Florida Two states?

    I Demand A Recount!

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    Re: North and South Florida Two states?

    A lot of states really have two different factions, a North and a South so to speak, but I don't see them wanting to make it official.


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    Re: North and South Florida Two states?

    New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new States shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the Junction of two or more States, or parts of States, without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress.

    The very state government they are mad at is the one that gets the actual say in this matter.


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    Re: North and South Florida Two states?

    Bad idea. Real bad.


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    Re: North and South Florida Two states?

    So they're saying because the dynamics of the state have changed (from a thinly populated rural state to the 4th most populated state), right? Haven't the dynamics of every state changed since they started? Did any state stay the same throughout their acceptance into the US? The west is a key example. That reasoning is off.

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    Re: North and South Florida Two states?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigwavedave View Post
    I live in The state of Norrthern California and sometimes you her that here that California should split in two or three. That is the worst thing any state can do is spit in two. It makes you smaller giving you less power.
    Aw come on. You know that the worst thing about splitting California would be that Disneyland would be in the state of Southern California!

    On a side note I read an article on this once. If Southern California were a separate state, the capitol most likely would not be in Los Angeles but somewhere in Orange County due to its centralized location to most of Southern California's population areas. Maybe Sleeping Beauty Castle would be the new state capitol building!

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    Re: North and South Florida Two states?

    It was just on the news about this!
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    Re: North and South Florida Two states?

    They should do this with every state in the union, including West Virginia. Imagine that - North West Virginia and South West Virginia, not to be confused with North Virginia and South Virginia!

    Then again, there'd also be North North Dakota and South North Dakota, and North South Dakota and South South Dakota.

    The US Postal Service is gonna LOVE this.

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