Tuesday, July 5, 2016

"Introducing the Embassy of the Upper Peninsula"

The cabin will sit on the Lansing Rivertail where visitors can enjoy a tranquil experience, watching waterfowl and take a quick kayak row.

Embassy of the Upper Peninsula


Introducing the Embassy of the Upper Peninsula. On September 6, 2016 we will break ground to build an authentic log cabin in Downtown Lansing to serve as the diplomatic headquarters of the Upper Peninsula.


Announcing the Embassy of the Upper Peninsula
April 1, 2016

Today, we are announcing the creation and construction of the Embassy of the Upper Peninsula.

Construction will begin September 6, 2016 in Downtown Lansing. We are building an authentic log cabin where we will execute our mission to protect, and promote Upper Peninsula interests through diplomatic relations.

Under the leadership of our Ambassadors we will work diligently to ensure that the Upper Peninsula is fairly represented in legislation and other government initiatives.

The Embassy will act as a refuge to Upper Peninsula legislatures, create Upper Peninsula programming, and be a shining symbol to the people, culture, and history of the Upper Peninsula.

Above all, we will be sure that the words “pasty” and “sauna” never go mispronounced and that the Upper Peninsula is included on every single State of Michigan map.

For more information please contact:
Bugsy Sailor
Upper Peninsula Ambassador
(906) 914-9054


I think that this is a much better solution--in this particular case--to the problems of a sparsely populated rural area as far as representation. A "51st State" solution would only serve to create a big bureaucracy, and form an endless magnet for everything that they don't want up there. They would eventually lose control completely. However, with this internal embassy, they can form an excellent vehicle to lobby for their own collective interests. This will be an interesting development to follow.


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