Concerned Virginians considering exit

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

freeway exit signLike the Brexit, counties in Virginia are being invited to Vexit and become part of West Virginia.

"In 1861, West Virginia's first constitutional convention included 39 counties within the borders of the proposed new state, but also named an additional seven counties and all of those that were adjacent to those seven counties that would be eligible for inclusion if the people of those areas voted to be part of the new state," said Governor Jim Justice (R-West Virginia) at a press conference yesterday. "When West Virginia's constitution was drafted later that year, the number of counties was intentionally unlimited with an invitation for Virginia counties to vote to join West Virginia, along with the statement that 'additional territory may be admitted into and become part of this state with the consent of the legislature.'"

Now, at a time when Virginians are concerned about the direction of their state government, West Virginia legislators are open to the idea. Virginia Democrats control every statewide elected office, and residents are concerned about what this means for the unborn and the right to keep and bear arms, among other things.

Justice

"If you're not happy where you're at, come on down," said Governor Justice. "We stand with open arms to take you from Virginia, or where you may be, and we stand strongly behind the Second Amendment, and we stand strongly for the unborn."

One Virginian who supports Virginian counties joining the state of West Virginia is Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University.

"What's happening in Virginia right now is a tragedy in the making," says Falwell Jr. "Democratic leaders in Richmond through their elitism and radicalism have left a nearly unrecognizable state in their wake."

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