Some folks in the liberal utopia of California are seeking to separate most of the state from the sections which, let’s face it, gives the rest of them a bad name.
New California’s the name and leaving the liberal wack-a-doos behind is the game!
“Well, it’s been ungovernable for a long time. High taxes, education, you name it, and we’re rated around 48th or 50th from a business climate and standpoint in California,” said founder Robert Paul Preston.
The new state would separate most of the rural counties away from the coastal counties such as Los Angeles County, among others.
“There’s something wrong when you have a rural county such as this one, and you go down to Orange County which is mostly urban, and it has the same set of problems, and it happens because of how the state is being governed and taxed,” Preston said.
Others around the nation have spoken of “separation movements” before but it’s often in the guise of a violent upheaval but not the proponents of New Cali. They’re seeking to do it all by the book, citing Article 4, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution and in essence forming their new state the same way West Virginia was formed.
“Yes. We have to demonstrate that we can govern ourselves before we are allowed to govern,” said founder Tom Reed.
As reported by CBS News:
The group is organized with committees and a council of county representatives, but say it will take 10 to 18 months before they are ready to fully engage with the state legislature.
This is not the first effort to split up California. In 2014, Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper submitted signatures to put a measure that would split California in six separate states.
I think this is a stellar idea and Robert Paul Preston makes a pretty valid point. Would you support this move?