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First: I wasn't aware that @NJGov and us folks in New Jersey needed a fresh start. (I mean...maybe after 2020 we ALL do but that is besides the point)

Second: Jug handles? Banned? This is something that I can actually get on board with.

Third: Full coastline being called "the beach" does also sit okay with me. When locals hear "down the shore," they cringe because that means visitors are in town.

But no...Delaware, we don't want to merge with you.

Their plan is for New Jersey + Delaware would become New Delaware and I'm sorry but that sounds like a stupid state.

Now I started wondering...what on earth is Delaware even known for anyway? So I googled it and here is what I found:

"Delaware is known by this nickname due to the fact that on December 7, 1787, it became the first of the 13 original states to ratify the U.S. Constitution. “The First State” became the official State nickname on May 23, 2002."
There is not much there as far as I am concerned.
But what is New Jersey known for? This answer is a heck of a lot better:
"New Jersey is known for many things including its beautiful beaches, busy roads, great food, intense politics, and diverse culture. People born and raised in this prolific state have a lot to be proud of - unique people, gorgeous scenery and exciting sports are just a few of our common attribute."
You hear that, Delaware? BEAUTIFUL beaches...GREAT food....DIVERSE culture...
*Hair flip* We are awesome, aren't we?
Sounds like Delaware is trying to piggy back on our reputation. I know to some we may have one of the worst reputations but Google says otherwise and Google knows all...so.....
So no....we do not need a "fresh start" or to "join forces."
You stay in your stinky, nobody-knows-about borders and we shall remain as the Garden State with our killer pizza, awesome bagels, our beaches, boardwalks, food, culture, beautiful scenery and those awesome Jersey Girls.

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