There is a growing divide in Oregon (this article/vote was from 2002) between folks who have been here for a long time and those from the ongoing invasion from the People's Socialist Republik of Kalifornia. Folks in Oregon's rural areas don't take very kindly to being told what they can and cannot do on their own land. If a person isn't hurting anyone else then they should be able to pursue life as they see fit.
Hopefully it will never get this far but I will be laughing at all the socialists that love the UN when the UN "re-wilding" biosphere project comes and takes their land. According to the UN re-wilding maps most of Oregon will be banned from human use.
Eastern Oregon is even looking at leaving the rest of Oregon and making a new state.
HOOD RIVER, Ore. - You might think they're crazy. And they agree.
"Absolutely," said Paul Koch. "We are."
But they think a little crazy could solve some problems. Hood River residents Ernie DeRocher, Rita Swyers and Paul Koch said they have had enough with the Oregon legislature and it's treatment of rural communities.
Their biggest concerns are water rights, land rights and the recent loss of the Office of Rural Policy. Their solution is to cut Eastern Oregon off from its western neighbor and call the new state 'Eastern Oregon'.
How would it be funded? Where would the capital be? And what about the flag?
"All these things have to be worked out," said Koch.