It might be a longshot, but those who don’t agree with the Golden State’s high taxation and disastrous sanctuary policies are making a bid not to secede from the United States, but to secede from California.
“New California” would govern itself and consist mainly of rural counties, CBS News reported. As far as most of the cities and high-density coastal communities… the old California can keep those.
The following map is what a proposed New California would look like according the organization’s website:
“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,” New California founder Robert Paul Preston told CBS.
Late last week, the organization released the following statement in its “Day of Declaration” announcement:
After years of over taxation, regulation, and mono party politics the State of California
and many of it’s 58 Counties have become ungovernable. The nature of the State
becoming ungovernable has caused a decline in essential basic services such as education,
law enforcement, fire protection, transportation, housing, health care, taxation, voter
rights, banking, state pension systems, prisons, state parks, water resource management,
home ownership, infrastructure and many more.
Co-founder Paul Reed told CBS they plan to follow the U.S. Constitution and hope to work with the state legislature so that their vision can one day become a reality.
“Yes. We have to demonstrate that we can govern ourselves before we are allowed to govern,” Reed said.
The group is organized into committees and county representatives and predicts it will take 10 to 18 months before they can fully work with the state legislature, CBC reported.