As much of America undergoes a conservative awakening of sorts, the left is radicalizing at a rapid and untenable rate.
In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, which was, in many ways a catalyst for the political polarization we see on the left, the entire state of California began to yammer on about possibly seceding from the country. This temper tantrum became the archetype for the “resistance” movement, who simply oppose the President on every possible subject, in every possible way, for no reason other than he’s not Hillary Clinton.
Now, another California secession movement has spawned itself, this time with the rural parts of current California hoping to separate themselves from the urban population centers that dominate the state’s cultural trade.
“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. CBS Sacramento reports 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.
“But 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 U.S. Constitution and working with the state legislature to get it done, similar to the way West Virginia was formed.”
A similar measure has been repeatedly considered in the state of New York, where New York City’s enormous and overwhelmingly liberal population completely controls the state’s political scene, even though the remaining counties in the state are extremely conservative. (Think of it as North Pennsylvania).
Should the day ever come where we have to chose which California to visit, I know right where I’ll be.