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Strike_Eagle784 2 points ago +2 / -0

Long Island would join you guys, if you'd have us. A lot of us in Suffolk County are red as blood, and would love a chance to have some Constitutional gun laws.

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BasteSpuds 3 points ago +3 / -0

I for one would love you to be a part of New Amsterdam/Holland. The name is debated. That map would look funny. You be like our version of that unconnected part of Michigan lol.

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Strike_Eagle784 2 points ago +2 / -0

Hahaha, yes! That way New York City, and Westchester, can exist exist in their own little "People's Republic".

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BasteSpuds 2 points ago +2 / -0

Well the hard truth is we missed on a constitutional convention last gubernatorial race. Piss poor attendance at the poles throughout upstate. Turnout was and always is trash. And our next opportunity to request one is like 15 years from now iirc.

Maybe somehow we could get the wheels moving preemptively but its going to take grass roots energy

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Strike_Eagle784 2 points ago +2 / -0

I think given all of the shenanigans recently, I would imagine that there may be more of a drive for it in Upstate. Upstate gets little say in the direction of the state, and has to pay the burden of New York City's ill-fated desires. The il Duce Cuomo, is also not an Upstate man, and does not govern like he's from up there. He governs like a New York City mayor.

For Long Island, we've had several attempts to become a state, with only one of them gaining some traction. I've heard of more people talking about it recently, though, as more city folks come out to my neck of the woods. There's justified fear here that things may get worse for our county thanks to them.

No ill-will towards the entire population of the five boroughs. Did get to talk to a couple of pedes behind enemy lines, so to speak.