In previous articles, I have spoken rather negatively (and truthfully) about California (though with justifiable reasons) and have even suggested that there’s possibly no turning back for California, or at the least, I thought that way. But I was wrong; there is still hope for that region.
The Daily Wire reports: “A proposal to split California into three states, effectively separating the state’s northern and southern regions from its far more liberal middle, has enough signatures to make it onto the November ballot.”
“The ‘CAL 3’ proposal would split off San Diego and southern regions into a separate state, quarantine Sacramento with Los Angeles and much of the Bay Area, and give northern Californians their own self-government. The three new states, according to the petition, would select their own capitals and elect their own legislatures.”
Aside from being an altogether great idea, this is also a slap in the face to the Left. Beyond that, if this split does actually occur, it will have a significant negative impact on Democrats in future elections.
Let’s talk more in-depth about each point I’m making here in the previous paragraph.
First, it’s a fantastic idea for the more conservative citizens in the state. Governor Brown is as Leftist as you can get. His rule has made California literally the worst state to live in. He allows illegals to freely enter the country through his state and taxes the hell out of its current residents and citizens to afford those illegals and people who altogether wish to heavily depend on the government.
San Francisco has gone from being a dump to a septic tank, Oakland’s mayor is an unofficial lookout for illegals and Hollywood is… well, Hollywood.
Splitting the state in three ways will help those who do not wish to live in a socialist hole.
Second, this is indeed a massive slap in the face to the Left as a whole. Things really have to be bad for parts of the state to wish and work towards separating themselves from the larger state. The fact that this petition, which has over 600,000 signatures, is even being considered to enter the ballots in November shows an all-around rejection of the socialist policies and laws that plague California.
As it stands, there are plenty of counties who wish to stand against the state’s “sanctuary state” status, and I fully believe part of the reason for this petition is precisely that. That defiance no doubt irks the Left, as it’s also a massive rejection of their agenda. Which makes me think: if even people in California are sick and tired of the Left, how likely is the touted blue wave to come?
Which brings me to the third point. If California does split into three distinct states, there goes the Democrats’ safety blanket in future elections. California has the most delegates (55) in the Electoral College because of its population. Splitting the state three ways means Democrats have far fewer guaranteed delegates in future elections.
No doubt the uber-liberal state (let’s call it “Crappy California” for now) would still largely vote Democrat and guarantee Democrats some electoral votes. But they would be far fewer than they are at present.
Now, I’m not suggesting that the other two states are guaranteed to vote Republican either. They really could go either way. But I’ll take strong competition for electoral votes over assured defeat in that state. If there is even a chance to get some of those votes that would have otherwise gone to every Democrat candidate, the likelihood of conservatism thriving becomes greater.
All that being said, that’s not the only proposal to likely go to the ballots in November. According to the Daily Wire: “This proposal is separate from two others, which are asking for complete secession – one liberal, which would separate the full state of California from the rest of the union, and one conservative, which would break off the Orange County area into its own self-governing state.”
The interesting thing is that all options present a threat to the Democrat Party. If the state secedes from the union, sure, they’d have their own socialist President (or its equivalent), Constitution and laws, and could implement full-on communism in the region. This would prove devastating for the people of California, as they’d probably have to live in a country that more closely resembles North Korea (at worst) or China (at best). And neither is an attractive option.
But the thing about California seceding from the union is that Democrats, in the rest of the United States, would be guaranteed to lose all of the 55 delegates they would usually win in future elections. They wouldn’t even have a smaller state to lean on to get some delegates. They’d get nothing because California would be its own independent entity with no authority or say in United States affairs.
Still, I’d prefer Democrats receive some guaranteed delegates if it means sparing the poor people of California. No one deserves to live in a socialist state, particularly those who didn’t vote for a socialist government.
Now, we’ll have to wait and see what the people of California vote for. Large part of the reason California is as deep blue as it is is because of the Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland areas where socialism is deeply loved (and misunderstood) and those cities have the highest populations in the state.
That’s part of the reason this petition is even being proposed, but it might be voted down precisely because of that reason.
Still, I hope that the proposal passes and the people of California can be free of the socialist tyrant that is Gov. Brown, at least those living within the proposed split state lines. I’m afraid the people still living in Los Angeles and other surrounding cities will be forced to continue living in a socialist hole, but if they vote for it, they deserve it.
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