In the discussion thread: If Tenn. and Kentucky merged into one state, would you rather call it "Kennessee" or "Tenntucky"? [View all]
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Sat Jun 1, 2013, 06:43 AM
Chan790 (17,268 posts)
2. On behalf of CT, I object.
We have just under 1/4 of the population of that area, slightly less than half the accumulated wealth, slightly more than a third of the 25 best colleges...and we get screwed every step of the way because our neighbor to the north, their two neighbors to the north and our neighbor to the east are all under the mistaken impression the hub of northeast commerce revolves around Boston and not New York.
Also, I contest most fully that any plot to unify New England necessitates expatriating the Quebecois wilderness and conservative cesspool that is the northern 3/5 of Maine to Canada. I do realize this is largely a symbolic gesture as it is largely devoid of intelligent life (excluding moose. Moose may be dumb but they're intelligent enough to know that since it's typically illegal to shoot them and impossible to bend them to human-will that we are entirely at their whim) but a necessary one.
Further, CT is a state with a rich history: We gave the nation Nathan Hale, the Charter Oak and the model for the US Constitution; New England gave the nation the traitor Benedict Arnold, the incorrectly-cited inspiration for every tax-revolt since our founding, an opening skirmish between British loyalists and American Revolutionaries sensationally-called a "massacre" in which they only managed to kill a black bystander, a cab driver and two school girls, and Paul Revere who undertook the strenuous task of riding a horse the dozen miles from Boston to Cambridge, MA and managed to get captured before succeeding at even that meager act of patriotism.
What makes you think Connecticut wants any part of New England unification?
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