Category Archives: 51st state

Is Baja Arizona viable as its own state?

Once the laughing stops about the effort to create America’s 51st state out of all or a portion of Arizona that lies south of the Gila River….people start asking….is this really feasible? Consider that just Pima County alone with a … Continue reading

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Baja Arizona…a basic primer on America’s 51st (maybe) state

Baja Arizona started off as a joke in the Frumious Bandersnatch 46 years ago…could this be the first state that started with a joke? Press Release February 22, 2011: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Start Our State (SOS) has been formally established … Continue reading

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Farce as reality: Baja Arizona, the 51st state?

E. J. Montini writes an excellent column in the Arizona Republic. He muses on the movement to Free Baja Arizona… Farce as reality: Baja Arizona, the 51st state? by E. J. Montini, columnist – Feb. 27, 2011 12:00 AM The … Continue reading

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From Forbes: “Baja Arizona might not become a new state, but it certainly shows a more moderate state of mind.”

Osha Gray Davidson writes in Forbes “Even so, Baja Arizona may succeed in another way. The secessionist movement sends a powerful message to prospective businesses that the region is different from the butt of late-night talk shows to the north. Baja … Continue reading

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Channel 9 reports 51st state Baja Arizona idea gets strong reactions from sheriffs

From KGUN Channel 9 Tucson: 51st state idea gets strong reactions from sheriffs Posted: Feb 25, 2011 6:12 PM MST Updated: Feb 25, 2011 6:14 PM MST Reporter: Claire Doan TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) – Whether it’s a political ploy or political … Continue reading

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Is Baja Arizona silly? Maybe…but it beats the alternatives to deal with our frustration about the Maricopa agenda

From Forbes: Will Baja Arizona Become the 51st State? Even so, Baja Arizona may succeed in another way. The secessionist movement sends a powerful message to prospective businesses that the region is different from the butt of late-night talk shows … Continue reading

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America’s 51st state… movement starts to Free Baja Arizona

Baja Arizona started off as a joke in the Frumious Bandersnatch 46 years ago…could this be the first state that started with a joke? Press Release February 22, 2011: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Start Our State (SOS) has been formally established … Continue reading

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Poll finds secession sentiment strong in Baja Arizona

From the Arizona Daily Star: Poll finds secession sentiment strong here The “Baja Arizona” idea has some fans, apparently. An article in Thursday’s Star outlined a political committee’s plan to try to get Southern Arizona to secede and form a … Continue reading

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Secession from Arizona pushed…Amendment would have allowed Pima County to form its own state

From Arizona Republic Secession from Arizona pushed Amendment would have allowed Pima County to form its own state by Alia Beard Rau – Feb. 25, 2011 12:00 AM The Arizona Republic Some southern Arizonans have had enough of the state … Continue reading

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Tom Prezelski: I was talking about Baja Arizona…

Tom Prezelski posted an excellent history of the Free Baja Arizona movement on his Facebook page: I Was Talking About Baja Arizona Before Paul Eckerstrom Was (Over the last week a number of people have asked me about Paul Eckerstrom’s committee … Continue reading

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