Compared to other secession movements. This one is not a grassroots movement.It is being contrived by lawyers and county Democrat leaders to break off southern Arizona to form the 51st state. Liberals or left wing socialist in Pima county Arizona has has enough of conservative politics in the state. They are claiming to be disenfranchised by a republican led state legislator. The do not like the state nullifying federal laws and mandates. They do not like when Arizona law enforcement has more latitude in dealing with illegal immigration. Arizona is reversing most of the anti gun laws in the light of congresswoman Gabriel Giffords being shot. The State lawmakers seen the wisdom that too many restrictive gun laws contributed to the shooting despite the calls for gun control coming out of Washington DC.I really believe this a phony movement by the political establishment and not grassroots contrived . Being a Democrat is not popular in many states like Arizona and Texas. It is a long shot they will be able to become their own state.I wonder if the motivation is more having to do with maintaining political control in the US Senate as the leftist democrats will be thrown out of office the next election. Fragmenting states creating new ones to maintain power really has me concerned.
There is a big difference between secession from state or declaring independence from a confederation. Democrat or Globalist want state hood like DC statehood and Puerto Rico being a state to ensure political power in the Senate so they can ram through anti freedom treaties like rights of the child and the UN Small Arms treaty to override the will of the people. The whole idea of Statehood I have my suspicions with because it is used to shift a balance of power in the US Senate. The Last time a part of the State broke off to form its own state I can recall and could be wrong is West Virginia because part of the state remained loyal to the Union during the War of Northern Aggression. The real power is in the Senate because they can confirm the judges and ratify treaties. It might be a power play. Will wait and see.
Southern Arizona breaking away from the rest of the state will not happen because there will be many hoops to jump through to make it happen and too many legal question. I do not call this a secessionist movement. I call it fragmenting the states gerrymandering the territories to ensure one party control the US Senate Seats and not a real genuine independence movement.I will let you decide.