From the fiendish Mr. Free Market:

At first, my reaction was pretty much the same as all my Murkin Readers:  “Hell, no!”

But then I started to think about it.

Lessee:  we’d lose New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.

On balance, I’d be tempted to say that the Brits could have ’em all back (with the possible exceptions of Georgia and South Carolina, which we could trade maybe for California?) and frankly, we could solve a whole bunch of problems for the rest of us.

Granted, Virginia comprises Northern Virginia (Commies and bureaucrats) and Remaining Virginia (decent conservative folk), ditto North Carolina which outside Raleigh-Durham (Commies and academics) is likewise populated with decent conservatives.

I’m starting to have second thoughts about Georgia, after their shenanigans in the 2020 elections, and don’t talk to me about Pennsylvania…

Actually, given that the Brits love cities (London, Manchester, Liverpool etc.) I’d be willing just to hand over all 13 states’ cities (New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore etc.) and keep the countryside outside for ourselves.

Frankly, I’m not sure that the Brits could handle the country folk in any of the 13 states — just watching them trying to impose their gun laws in Western Pennsylvania and Georgia alone would be worth the price of admission.

Like I said, at first I was sorta-outraged;  but let’s be honest:  which of us wouldn’t be glad to see the back of New York City and Boston?


  1. Re: “Frankly, I’m not sure that the Brits could handle the country folk in any of the 13 states”

    Watching British tourists interact with Florida swamp folk when they want to get out and see “wild” or “real” or “old” Florida is absolutely hysterical. Also watching their faces when they realize that any body of water larger than a puddle can have a gator in it is fantastic. 😀

  2. Most of Pennsylvania is just fine. Giving the Philly area to New Jersey – perhaps in return for the northwest NJ counties – would create a redder state than Texas.

  3. This idea has merit. The cities only approach is even better. Of course the bulk of the cities would end up with huge population of shiftless, layabouts, on the dole. Which come to think of it, is what they already have.

  4. Since ME and VT were once part of other colonies (NH & NY, respectively), and KY and WV were part of the VA colony, wouldn’t we lose those also.

    1. Keep KY in America so we can keep that delicious national spirit, bourbon!!!!

      most of the Eastern seaboard colonies made land claims all the way west to the Pacific or at least until they ran up against French and Spanish land claims


  5. Only the small towns and rural areas in NC are conservative. Every major city is dominated by leftists and, in the case of Charlotte, is now run by blacks.

  6. California? I’ll give them every county with access to the ocean via navigable waterways.
    That’ll fix the coastal problem and the problem with Sacramento, too. Stockton will have to go, but that’s the price of liberty. That and keeping all the feather river water for the eastern counties.
    Riverside and San Bernardino might get the message and get with the program, but if they don’t — free U Haul trailers to Los Angeles! Heck, people would probably volunteer to drive them there.

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