Friday, July 15, 2011

Maybe There's Room in the United States for Baja Arizona

Posted By on Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 2:00 PM

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  • Map by Google, adaptation by Dan Gibson in MS Paint

Hurry up Start Our State people. If you can beat North Dakota to the punch, America can avoid all that crazy flag re-designing and stick to 50 states:

North Dakotans will vote on whether the state needs to "clarify" its status after a local history buff discovered a flaw in its constitution that has created a state of confusion — over whether North Dakota is even a state at all.

The 82-year-old Grand Forks resident, John Rolczynski, says he believes North Dakota is still technically a territory, 122 years after it officially joined the United States.

The misunderstanding stems from one word that was omitted in the state constitution that was written up in 1889, Rolczynski told msnbc.com.

Rolczynski, who was born in North Dakota and taught history there for years, was offered the chance to write a book on his state. It was during research for the book, in 1995, that Rolczynski found the error....

"We'll vote on it in November of 2012," Rolcynski said. "The people of North Dakota have to approve it."

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