We don't need Massachusetts

This is in reference to Rep. Henry Joy's proposal to divide Maine into two states (Sun Journal, March 11). I wonder who he really represents?

I'm beginning to believe he wasn't born and raised in Maine. His proposal sounds like something from a flatlander.

Maine split from Massachusetts in 1820 when the Missouri Compromise was made. We were proud to become our own state, and the real Mainers still feel proud.

We are all neighbors, from Kittery to Fort Kent. We work, play and help each other out, no matter where our homes are or how messed up our government becomes.

If Joy needs Massachusetts, perhaps he should please go there and let people there know we are not for the taking, but they are welcome to come up on their vacations to visit with us.

I wonder how Joy got it arranged for residents of Massachusetts to vote him in?

Carl Kimball, Lewiston

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I believe Henry has been proposing this for decades. Quess its the only way he can be elected Govenor of anything.

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Yes, there is two parts of Maine's living, but both parts need each other or they will not survive. Plus, allowing the goverment here be your reason to split the state is forgetting that it's Mainers that keep this state going not the goverment, because without us the goverment wouldn't exsist. And to think of reconnecting to Mass. is just jumping from the frying pan into the fire. Besides, being a little picky, we don't even touch Mass., but we do touch New Hampshire and they most likely love their state as it is. I'm sorry people have become so easy to give up that they would turn their backs on their nieghbors and fellow Mainers no matter which part you are from.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Northwoods has often been a

Northwoods has often been a voice of conservative reason. But, do you really want to get Massachusetts in on this? Would it not be easier and more sensible to have the Northern tier become part of southern Quebec?

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

We understood that, but thank

We understood that, but thank you.

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Yeah...I noticed you didn't

Yeah...I noticed you didn't respond to my question about your post on that the other day.  You know, the one that asked for actual examples of how the textbook editors were rewriting history, as opposed to emphasizing something you didn't like?  No answers, I guess?  Oh, that's right...you posted a plagiarized body of work.  Silly of me to think that you actually know anything about it.  You're simply regurgitating someones else's work....no original thoughts of your own.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Liberal thinking (oxymoron)

Liberal thinking (oxymoron) is the Kryptonite of rational /original thought. Now, watch the name calling begin.

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Arrrggghhh!!!  That's funny! 

Arrrggghhh!!!  That's funny!  I bet the liberal parrot pecked you when you typed that...

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Typed it himself; likes to

Typed it himself; likes to show off. Doesn't really care what words come out on the screen.


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