A Sensible Partitioning of California

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A Sensible Partitioning of California

by baldilocks

There’s a rea­son that we South­ern Cal­i­for­nia con­ser­v­a­tives have a hard time let­ting go of our failed state. It’s 78 degrees today in Los Ange­les. The rest of Cal­i­for­nia is dif­fi­cult not to love – even the desert areas.

With Cal­i­for­nia seces­sion in the wind, Glenn Reynolds writes about one of sev­eral intrastate seces­sion­ist groups: New California.

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[A] plan to split the wealthy, coastal regions of Cal­i­for­nia from the remain­der, leav­ing the state of “New Cal­i­for­nia” to be made up of most of the state’s rural areas. As CBS News reports, “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. … 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.” The goal is to let the rural areas gov­ern them­selves in ways more suited to their needs, while the wealthy coastal regions do the same. (The New Cal­i­for­nia move­ment already has chap­ters in 34 coun­ties, accord­ing to its website.)

I’ll have to check the site out and see what’s going on, but they def­i­nitely sound like play-​by-​the-​rule con­ser­v­a­tives. That’s admirable, but don’t look for them to be suc­cess­ful. The Orga­nized Left would never give up all that prime farm­land and road access to the other states. They want all of Cal­i­for­nia and, even­tu­ally, all fifty states.

But if it were to come true, would I move there? Prob­a­bly not. My long-​term goal is to be near mem­bers of my fam­ily, most of whom live in the South­west and the South.

I am keep­ing an eye on what hap­pens with this, how­ever. Noth­ing wrong with trying.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng has been blog­ging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here. She pub­lished her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

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by baldilocks

There’s a reason that we Southern California conservatives have a hard time letting go of our failed state. It’s 78 degrees today in Los Angeles. The rest of California is difficult not to love – even the desert areas.

With California secession in the wind, Glenn Reynolds writes about one of several intrastate secessionist groups: New California.

Sweet dreams. Cite.

[A] plan to split the wealthy, coastal regions of California from the remainder, leaving the state of “New California” to be made up of most of the state’s rural areas. As CBS News reports, “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. … 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.” The goal is to let the rural areas govern themselves in ways more suited to their needs, while the wealthy coastal regions do the same. (The New California movement already has chapters in 34 counties, according to its website.)

I’ll have to check the site out and see what’s going on, but they definitely sound like play-by-the-rule conservatives. That’s admirable, but don’t look for them to be successful. The Organized Left would never give up all that prime farmland and road access to the other states. They want all of California and, eventually, all fifty states.

But if it were to come true, would I move there? Probably not. My long-term goal is to be near members of my family, most of whom live in the Southwest and the South.

I am keeping an eye on what happens with this, however. Nothing wrong with trying.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng has been blogging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here.  She published her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

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