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Coastal states unite 

We are not the isolationists. The inland states are.

The coastal states insulate the island states from the realities of living in a global community. We are the most vulnerable to a foreign attack. We deal with huge immigrant populations and the problems they bring. The streets of our cities overflow with the destitute and mentally ill who come here from the inland states. We welcome their gays who flee the oppression of their churches.

Our bizarre electoral system gives their votes a weight far beyond their fair share, decreasing ours exponentially. The spectacle of Californians having to travel to other states just for some hope of having a voice in the election is insulting, particularly in the light of their perverse obsession with other peoples’ reproductive systems. Bigots posing as Christians. They disgust me.

The enormous issues we face are largely ignored. We supply the country with more than half their fresh produce, more cotton than the South, more hay and grain than the Midwest, more beef than Texas. We are their great big mama and they treat us like a redheaded stepchild, ripping us off every chance they get.

Then our jackass of a governor, reeking like a whore and fresh from selling us out, comes home and calls us losers. This is no time for conciliation. The battle lines are drawn. The coastal states from both the East and West must unite in our resistance. This has just begun.

Kathleen Dewey

San Miguel

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