The Secessionist Left

by John J. Miller

Liberals enjoy few things as much as accusing conservatives of harboring secessionist fantasies. Remember the fuss over the “secession ball” in South Carolina late last year? MSNBC, the NAACP, etc., denounced a reenactment.

In Arizona, there’s a real secession movement underway–and it’s led by liberals in Pima County.

TUCSON, Ariz.—On the patio of a downtown bar here last Wednesday night, a handful of people gathered over pitchers of beer to plot the creation of America’s 51st state.

With copies of the Arizona constitution before them, they debated how to turn Pima County—a liberal southern swatch of Arizona that borders Mexico and includes Tucson—into “Baja Arizona.”

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