Ya'll come on down the the WNC AG Center for a good time discussion on Gay Marriage!
Moderated by Mark Hyman.
I am still sifting through what to do about the whole West Carolina conversation. I am doing much research and having many people emailing and messaging me with suggestions and support. (I have even gotten many positive comments from Mayoral candidate John Miall - who we had on the show!)
Bigger things are coming from this crazy path that I am hacking away at clearing with my mental/metaphorical machete.
And in the next few days, I will be posing the whole West Carolina concept to a number of big guests!
Today at 5, Cecil Bothwell returns to spend the hour, and I'll be asking for City updates and about West Carolina!
Tomorrow we have Barry Summers on the show to get into the whole Water thing, as well as some interesting tidbits on Project X and more! And, I'll ask about West Carolina!
Plus, Wednesday brings the victorious return of Vonciel to the show! She will join me and we'll get caught up with her. AND I'll ask her about West Carolina!
I am seeking out upcoming guests who will also help us discover the path to history and how it has been used in the past, and could be used again. From West Virginia, to Franklin/Frankland the State, we'll be getting deeper into the subject.
Put on your helmet and pads! It may get a little rough!
Last Friday, Seth and I joked on air briefly about the whole North Colorado thing, when it came up on the 880therevolution.com website.
Over the weekend, the thoughts of it kept dancing in my head. So, Monday, I dedicated the first hour to talking about the dream of WNC forming a new state and leaving NC behind. It was half-joking when I started, but the half that was serious began to take root.
I got emails. I got listeners calling in. I got posts on Facebook. It seems that people are actually finding this whole thing to be appealing. And they are taking it seriously.
And now, so am I.
I mean, why not? Isn't the way that states were formed initially in this nation, still a viable option? Just because West Virginia last did it in the 1860s, doesn't mean that it can't be done now. Right?
We need some people who are scholars on this subject to weigh in.
If North Colorad at least gets it on the ballots in November and gets some of the work done toward this, I think we here in WNC can learn a lot from it, and perhaps use it as a template.
I know there are lots of logistical questions to be ironed out, but, as I replied to a skeptical poster on facebook who asked me about how we coud afford to do such a thing and pay for it, I replied that I didn't think the Founding Fathers stopped to debate the cost first, but rather did the right thing and worried about the finanical aspects as they went along. If it was good enough for them, why not us.
So, go to twitter and start hash tagging like me: #WestCarolina #State52WestCarolina
Who knows, we may be onto something wonderful here.