Frankly, I’m sick of having only 50. We haven’t had a new one since 1959, that’s pretty pathetic. Here are a few suggestions
Split up California. Make SF and the Central Valley one state and everything south of Bakersfield another. They’ve had all those water disputes and whatnot, and California’s too big already, geographically and in terms of population. 1/5 of the electoral votes needed to be president come from California, talk about too much power.
Make the Upper Peninsula its own state. I never got this. Michigan lost Toledo so they get a frozen strip of forest in return? At least Toledo has a zoo. What exactly does it contribute to Michigan anyway? Snow? Plus, if the Yoopers get their own state we’d get our first Finnish senator.
So what do you think should be our 51st state? Feel free to break up your own state, especially if you’re from Texas because I can’t figure out how to divy it up. I’d divide up my own state, but it’s Connecticut and we’re small enough. Still, I’d be willing to sell the beach-hog Greenwich jerks to New York.