I have been surprised by the failure of its (mostly conservative) critics to understand what the Baja Arizona movement is all about. It is not about high seriousness, it’s about Dada. It is Dada.
It is really the only response possible to the absurd behavior of the Republican dominated state legislature, which has substituted political silliness for anything that might even faintly be considered serious attention to the state’s problems.
A state gun? Birther legislation? Guns in classrooms? Refusing to follow federal laws? Continuing to cut taxes, rather than considering rational reform of the state’s tax structure? Refusal of birthright citizenship? it’s all Dada…Dada…Dada
So why not secede? If you can take all that silliness seriously you can certainly embrace Baja Arizona. In light of what goes on up in Phoenix secession seems almost weirdly, absurdly, reasonable.
The Governor and the Republican legislators should be ashamed of their performance that, in the systematic avoidance of attention to our state’s real problems, has amounted to malfeasance.