Rembrandt: Belshazzar's Feast
As many as six Colorado counties may vote to secede from the state.
Not since West Virginia split from Virginia, to side with the Union in the 1861-1865 war, has part of a state taken its leave.
The bi-coastal commentariat will find the idea a hoot. Even if all six counties vote for separation, they'll say, it's meaningless symbolism. The state legislature and Congress (both dominated by the Leftist Politburo) will have to ratify the move. Not bloody likely. If by some remote chance that came to pass, the federal courts would waste no time declaring it unconstitutional.
So why does it matter? It matters because this is how landslides start, with a rolling pebble. It matters because it shows The Resistance is more than just talk. That there are still people who intend to hold the line against the cancerous growth of Washington's control of American law and life.
The alliance of the banking patriarchs with political commissars has attained a domination unknown in the nation's history, embracing every institution from grade schools through the media to the thousand-geared regulatory bureaucracy. What could it possibly fear?
Only a few words on the wall.