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Thursday, July 07, 2005

  Split California into 3 states - si!

Via Doc, from John Dvorak:
California needs to be split into three states. The state was only to be allowed to be as big as it was because it was sparsely populated. With an economy that would be 7th in the world if California was a stand alone country it’s ridiculous that its large mass and huge population is represented by only two US Senators, neither of whom represent the interests of the state as a whole.

The State is also ungovernable as a State of this size with such a large population. It’s more of a country than a State by any measure – and a poorly run one, at that.


Dvorak goes on to describe how he'd split the state into three parts - and while I'd move the last dividing line south a bit (below San Luis Obispo), and urge southern california to buy Baja and be done with it, I have to agree that California would be more governable if split up this way. Besides, it would be fun to set up a set of new state governments, designed from the start with modern computer technology, and perhaps even some voting reforms desparately needed in an age of gerrymandering (proportional voting anyone?)

California would also do better if it split itself off from the Union entirely - Imagine what our space program would be like if JPL got all the money - if our taxes didn't flow back to washington before being spread around the US in useless LBJ-derived largess!

Hmm... come to think of it: I might also suggest that a fourth portion of the state be carved out for the People's republic of Santa Cruz, but that would have to be linked by a transdimensional tunnel to Berkeley. :)
 
Comments:
Imagine a California that not only no longer has to pour taxes back into the country to which it
belongs, but also a california that didn't
get federal assitance to enable Mulholland
and his thugs to strip the eastern part
of the state in order to build the Californian
empire of Los Angles?

Imagine a California without Mulholland.

Better yet, imagine a US with stateist puppet
Feinstein or the inexcuseably pro-parlimentary
totalitarian Tom Lantos?

In fact, imagine a US without ANY Californian
politicians, Such as Regan, others.

A US without Hollywood

Wow, I think you're onto something there.
 
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