Filet of California
If you look at the image accompanying this entry, you'll quickly note that the proposal aims to split the state with 13 coastal counties, appropriately, on the left side of the red line with the other 45 on the right side. Anyone who knows even a small amount about California politics will see two things: 1. The left side will get all the liberals who are already deciding everyone's fate, and 2. The right side will get all the farmland, water, and other resources the left side leeches off of every day to pay for their wacky policies.
I'm sure you can probably guess I'm in favor of this move, as it will restore a voice to conservatives in California who have been driven to the sidelines by Los Angeles and San Francisco for decades. What these two cities want for the entire state is often not in line with what those of us living in the backbone of the state want. High taxes, massive government spending, welfare for illegals, lunatic energy policy, billions wasted on bureaucracy, power grabs perpetrated by the teachers unions and others, and generally restrictive laws passed which make no sense. Anyone who has watched the news lately knows that liberalism run amok has destroyed the economy here. An economy driven mainly by the farming in the Central Valley and Inland Empire.
So it makes sense. Split the state into the two parts which will best represent those who live in them. So if San Francisco liberals wish to continue massive taxation and spending and creating deficits so large even Obama is impressed, let them. They should not be allowed to build them on the backs of those of us in the 45 counties where all of the income and tax base is actually coming from. We pay for the liberalism that's been ruining our state since the end of the Carter administration. Instead, in our new California, we'd be able to elect conservative representatives to our own state government. We'd be able to end the insane taxation, insane government waste, and insane intrusions on our daily lives. If they want our water, they'll get to pay for it like other states do.
The Democrats are already putting forth efforts to quash this effort by getting their liberal media whores to cry about how it would mean a devastation for Californians everywhere. But what they really mean is they'd not have us to leech money from and would have to face up to their own problems without our help. Not to mention the Dems don't want conservatives being able to elect 2 new senators, several new House representatives, and splitting their precious 55 electoral vote block into two which would then reveal where Californians really stand.
It's time to do something. It's time to let the lefties be lefties on their new left coast. Let's split California and show the rest of the USA what it means to run a state the right way.
Oh yes, and I'm in one of the lucky counties who gets to go to the new, truly red, California. :)
For more information, see the movement's website at: http://downsizeca.org/
"It is pointless to resist, my son." -- Darth Vader
"Resistance is futile." -- The Borg
"Mother's coming for me in the dragon ships. I don't like these itchy clothes, but I have to wear them or it frightens the fish." -- Thurindil
Well. I guess that's that then.
For those who don't know, John Phillips is a talk radio host on KABC and he apparently had Bill Maze on last night and were discussing this very subject, only I was only vaguely aware of it when the "split the state" stuff got mentioned. John's comment wasn't made until after they concluded the interview and Mr. Maze was off the air. Which only goes to show that Mr. Phillips didn't have the guts to say it to the guy while he was still on the phone and had already made up his mind well before hand that the plan was "a stupid idea" in his words. He obviously hadn't bothered to do his research or he'd have realized we'd be taking 3 major airports along with everything in Coronado Bay.
One question I didn't see raised anywhere is where the capitol for the new 13 county state would be. I'd presume San Francisco just cause it'd be easier. And it wasn't addressed if the 45 county state would keep its capitol in Sacramento either.
Plus it would F up the flag. If you don't like your blue state, move to a red one, whiners! :p
Well we're not much better here with 1/4 of Ohio's population in Cleveland with a 38% illteracy rate.
I guess it makes sense that the bulk of illiterates vote democrat.
Also, since. I have no idea what a sinse is, but it's probably bad. Also, probably makes, but I could argue that Detroit was a reference to its citizens, thus being plural. Yeah.
There just isn't a reason to split up a state because you aren't happy with its political leaning. Or even because 49% of the people aren't.