No doubt all have heard by now that our state's chief executive and legislative body have proposed re-drawing the Georgia/Tennessee border. As best I can tell, this is motivated by the drought, and is justified by the claim that the border, as is, is actually in error, albeit an error we have lived with for a very long time.
Am I the only one who finds this whole thing extremely absurd, even surreal? Often when one uses those words, they are in jest or hyperbole. Not at all this time! I like plastic.com 's summary headline on their page for this story: "Don't Conserve The Water, Move The State Line."
As the subject line indicates, this post is primarily intended to elicit discussion on this topic, so please do not hesitate to comment. I ask for this because, not only because of the aforementioned extreme strangeness of all this, but also because I have some disadvantages fighting my comprehension of this story. Namely: 1. I'm a "yankee" (originally from Wisconsin, which also has border disputes in its past, see "Upper Michigan"), 2. History and politics are not my best subjects, and 3. I just can't understand why, even if the historical justification is there, anyone can take the proposal seriously... I mean, if the border has been accepted for so long, isn't it a de facto "correct" borderline? In short, even if I ignore the absurdity and surreality, for the sake of argument, I am still very confused.