First it was the Upstate Republicans making their noises. Now the grunts are being heard from Long Island, as you might expect. There are three New Yorks, after all. (Or perhaps 19 million New Yorks…?) The MTA bailout has proven to be gasoline on this flickering little flame.
Article IV of the Constitution requires any state separation to be approved by the state’s legislature and Congress. [Daniel Losquadro (R-Shoreham)] said the matter is serious enough to attempt to bypass Albany lawmakers. “By its definition, an act of secession is a revolt and it doesn’t necessary adhere to all the laws,” he said.
Yes, I always wonder at people who say “But that’s not legal!” Of course it’s not legal, but laws are only as good as they are efficiently enforced. The breakup of the Soviet Union wasn’t legal either!
(For those keeping score, here’s the previously posted item about a proposed referendum on Upstate-Downstate separation.)