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Monday, November 28, 2016


I play softball with Walter Harris, a South Miami city commissioner.  He is passionate about many things including the survival of South Florida.  Sea level  rise is beginning to destroy us (see photo below) yet our governor -and, the incoming President- choose to ignore the problem.

In short, we are screwed unless we do something big. Why not create our own state?  Sure, it's a long-shot but why not try? 
Here's what Walter has to say.  If you'd like to support the effort please use the link at the bottom to sign the petition.

South Florida the 51st state


South Florida is in a very precarious position.  Not only are we in harms way due to rising sea levels caused by global warming, but most of South Florida sits on porous limestone so sea water rises from beneath the ground causing saltwater intrusion into our freshwater supply as well as flooding.  Most of South Florida is only 15 feet or less above sea level and in  areas near the coast less than 5 feet.  

While virtually all scientists now agree that climate change is a reality, our governor Rick Scott and now our president elect Donald J. Trump, refuse to consider the reality of climate change.  In fact, our new president wants to eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and even allow oil exploration, drilling and fracking in South Florida.  He even wants the United States to pull out from the new Paris accord on climate change.
For the reasons mentioned above I strongly advocate the separation of North and South Florida.

For South Florida, the issue is more than political, it is the very physical survival of the state.  Time is crucial.  We need to take control of our situation here in South Florida without the interference and bureaucracy of Tallahassee.
We are starting a petition and hope you will join us by signing and letting our voices be heard.  Please sign this petition and send it to your family and friends.
Thank you,


This petition will be delivered to:
  • Commissioner, South Miami, Florida USA
    Walter Harris

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