Missus D. called a few minutes ago to inform me, “looks like my state might be ceding some land to her state.”
She is, of course, referring to Peach Tree State’s push to go back and correct an allegedly botched 1818 survey on the GA/TN border. The Georgia bill, which seeks to scootch the border about a mile North and give GA access the Tennessee River, cleared both chambers of the Assembly Wednesday. Admittedly, I am a little freaked out by the fact that we’re having a territorial dispute with another state… or more accurately a battle for resources.
No one else seems particularly bothered by it though.
Most Tennessee lawmakers have scoffed at Georgia’s attempt to reclaim the river. I guess they do not have time to ponder upon ancient border disputes – particularly when they have so many other pressing issues to address. House Democrat Henry Fincher of Cookeville, on the other hand, seems to “get it.”
“Water is going to become such a hot button issue, I think, in the 21st century. We already see the effects of climate change and as our population expands and our climate becomes more and more troubled, as we’ve seen, water is going to be an issue.”
Now, I assume Tennessee would fight tooth and nail before it would cede any land. To me, this would mean making a case in court or before Congress. Missus D, however, seems to think if the water supply keeps drying up at the current rate, we’ll end up fighting the old-fashioned way. She might be right.
In which case, I feel a whole lot better about the situation.
After all, we’ve got a kung-fu lawmaker, a blogger with an arsenal, and a whole state full of other
troops people who would gladly annihilate Georgia for a six pack of beer. So, you know, bring it on.