Sometimes, it feels like it’s a little too easy to pick on California, as their democratically controlled government continually provides ammunition for the free press to absolutely lambast them with.
California’s reputation as a bit of a leftist safe haven of radicalized thought has been cemented in recent years as liberal students in the state have attempted to dismantle the protections of the First Amendment time and again on the campus of UC Berkeley. Their ire and wrath were aimed directly at their fellow students who happened to possess conservative views, treating these thoughts as the sign of some sort of mental inferiority.
It’s the same hateful discrimination that we railed against as a nation in other times in history, only this is the current, acceptable form.
In the Trump Era, California has practically erupted with progressive fervor, with the state threatening to secede from the United States on several occasions due to the election of our 45th President.
And while the secessionists are still arguing over exactly how they’d propose to do such a thing, another ballot initiative will be available for would-be state-builders.
California’s 168-year run as a single entity, hugging the continent’s edge for hundreds of miles and sprawling east across mountains and desert, could come to an end next year — as a controversial plan to split the Golden State into three new jurisdictions qualified Tuesday for the Nov. 6 ballot.
If a majority of voters who cast ballots agree, a long and contentious process would begin for three separate states to take the place of California, with one primarily centered around Los Angeles and the other two divvying up the counties to the north and south. Completion of the radical plan — far from certain, given its many hurdles at judicial, state and federal levels — would make history.
It would be the first division of an existing U.S. state since the creation of West Virginia in 1863.
“Three states will get us better infrastructure, better education and lower taxes,” Tim Draper, the Silicon Valley venture capitalist who sponsored the ballot measure, said in an email to The Times last summer when he formally submitted the proposal. “States will be more accountable to us and can cooperate and compete for citizens.”
And, to give us an idea of what the new “Three Cali” model wold look like…
This would certainly help conservative Californians get out from under the thumb of the beach-bum liberals who hold sway over even the most rural of counties due to the sheer volume of the population that is living near Los Angeles. This is a similar situation to New York City’s tiny geographical footprint legislating for the entire state of New York.