This news from California may shock you. There’s a move to split up the state into two. And the majority of people agree with the separation in an unofficial Twitter poll.
So, a group in California has decided it wants to split the state. The team wants to divide it basically by urban/coastal, to the rest going to New California.
The New California group took the first step toward statehood of Independence from California on Monday with the reading of their own Declaration of Independence. They describe the current state of California as ungovernable.
“The group complains California is governed by tyranny,” according to an online document by Vice Chairman, Robert Paul Preston.
They say after years of over taxation, regulations, and mono-party politics, the State and many of its 58 counties have become ungovernable, citing a decline in essential basic services such as education, law enforcement, infrastructure, and healthcare.
The group is organized with a council of county representatives and hope to model their split after the state of West Virginia.
Claiming Article 4, Section 3 of the US Constitution, the group plans to convince the California legislature to split the state, then they will submit a resolution to Congress.
It’s clearly a long shot. It’s been tried before and didn’t happen. Would it make a difference? The division is a huge one. Basically the entire state except for coastal areas.
Seems like there is so much more to work out before it can possibly be remotely undertaken. I’m not saying it can’t be done, but does it need to be done?
Who will gain and who will lose if it does come about? Why such a huge split?
I guess only time will tell. It’s not going to happen anytime soon. Texans have talked about it for years, and it hasn’t happened.
I think it would be nice that instead of division, everyone could find mutual agreements to fix the issues. But right now, our entire country is more divided than I’ve seen it in my lifetime. Very sad.