City of South Miami wants Florida split into 2 states

SOUTH MIAMI — Florida would be split in two, effectively creating the 51st state of “South Florida,” if city officials near the southern end of the (currently singular) Sunshine State had their way.   Commissioners in the city of South Miami passed a resolution calling for the “legal separation” of Florida into two states, north and south.   The resolution calls for Florida’s 24 southernmost counties to secede from the Sunshine State and create a new state called South Florida. The remaining 43 counties would retain the original name “Florida”.   At first glance, the proposed secession looks like a King Solomon-style split across the middle, but according to the resolution, the proposed state of South Florida would contain 39 percent of the area and 67 percent of the population of the current state.   Florida is the fourth most populous state in the country, with more than 19 million residents. The split would give South Florida just under 13.4 million citizens, which would make it the new fourth most populous state. “North” Florida would drop to a population of 5.76 million and 20th on the list, behind Maryland (5.88 million) and ahead of Wisconsin (5.73 million).…MORE

Advertisements

About Indian Rocks Bridge

We have a HUGE responsibility to protect our children and their futures. Our Gulf of Mexico has nearly been destroyed by the Deep-water Horizon catastrophe and many families here will never recover. Paradise lost, so it goes. I’m doing my best to apolitically educate anyone that cares about the impact on our environment by technology and “for-profit” progress. We forget, too frequently that we SHARE this planet with millions of other life-forms and as the most “powerful” species, we must be more cognizant of our greed versus the well-being of our planet. Thanks again for visiting and please check back often. -Gregg indianrocksbridge@yahoo.com
This entry was posted in Gulf of Mexico, Society and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to City of South Miami wants Florida split into 2 states

  1. sarasinart says:

    So then you could say you took a trip and never left the farm…………

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s