Welcome to the official Liberty State website! The movement to create a Liberty State is not a new concept. However, it has recently been met with a resolve unlike nothing we have seen in modern times. A government is supposed to best represent the culture, heritage, traditions, values, and beliefs of its citizens. Currently, we are already two states on virtually every major issue of the day from water, guns, and wolves to taxes, regulations, and life. In fact, some in Seattle say we are a bunch of “welfare freeloaders” siphoning off money from their social programs and that us “hicks” are constantly an impediment to their more “enlightened” social policies. When both sides are unsatisfied with their representation, some things are just better apart. Separating from the politics of downtown Seattle is popular, practical, and principled. Visit our site often – learn more, stay up-to-date, and get involved!
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What is the basis for establishing a new state and can this process be achieved peacefully?
According to an online survey by KXLY (news agency in Spokane), 73% of a group of over 8,000 participants approved of creating Liberty State. A separate poll conducted later revealed 75% of over 1,600 participants were in favor of Liberty State.
Article 4, Section 3 of the Constitution of the United States allows for the division of a state with a simple majority vote of the Legislature of the state and Congress:
“New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new State 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.”
Currently, Eastern Washington has close to the same number of residents as the entire state of Idaho and produces a similar amount of tax revenue. That is if nothing changes. Liberty State will not have the same size and scope of government as Washington State. Thus, there is more than enough money. To drive this point home, if Liberty State found just 10% savings in the size and scope of government it could easily operate without any property or income taxes.