Oh California. How do we hate thee? Let us count the ways. There’s the leftist love affair with illegal immigrants. A hatred for all things Second Amendment. Abortion is a favorite pastime among Californians. Word on the street is HIV is coming back in a huge way (see Purposefully Exposing People to HIV is No Longer a Felony in California…). Also, the astronomical, crap-your-pants high taxes.
It’s no wonder a chunk of The Golden State wants to escape the left’s pernicious clutches. There’s a new idea on the horizon, though. Those who grow sick of the Nancy Pelosis and Jerry Browns of the world have proposed a solution.
Meet New California:
With the reading of their own version of a Declaration of Independence, founders of the state of New California took the first steps to what they hope will eventually lead to statehood.
To be clear, they don’t want to leave the United States, just California.
“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 state of New California would incorporate most of the state’s rural counties, leaving the urban coastal counties to the current state of California.
This isn’t the first time talks of independence have hit California (see Godspeed #CalExit! Leftists Demand California Secede After Hillary’s Defeat). Don’t confuse this with CalExit, where liberal sore losers wanted to leave the United States. All because Hillary wouldn’t be able to wipe their frail bottoms from the White House. These are working class Californians who are tired of being taxed and leftisted to death.
Unlike other separation movements in the past the state of New California wants to do things by the book, citing Article 4, Section 3 of the US Constitution and working with the state legislature to get it done, similar to the 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. And despite obstacles, doubters, and obvious long odds the group stands united in their statehood dream.
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 what happens when the state continuously ignores the will of the people. Then slaps more taxes onto those people. Then lets criminals mingle with those people. Then demands those people not arm themselves. Did I mention Nancy Pelosi is from here?
Incidentally, the grizzly bear’s share of meat, produce, and water all come from what “New California” will be. Old California can keep its weed and Hollywood films and stuff it.
Only time will tell if New California will succeed in their journey to escape the gravitational pull of Jerry Brown’s derriere. But if all else fails, conservatives should consider launching themselves from the west coast via escape pod. Uncharted space couldn’t be any more vacuous than the Californian government.