Time to Split California East/West
As I noted earlier, the redistricting essentially splits California in two: about two-thirds of the populace lives in predominantly Democratic coastal areas from the Bay Area down through Los Angeles County. The rest live in predominantly Republican areas, beginning about 40 miles inland, plus Orange County and maybe San Diego County.
So that’s how we should split the state. The 2010 U.S. Census revealed an absurdly large population of 37 million. That’s 12 times the population of the original 13 U.S. colonies in 1776. And it’s even bigger than the whole U.S. population of 30 million in 1860, as the Civil War began.
California obviously is ungovernable as it is. Splitting it is the obvious solution.
The new names could be: California del Este and California del Oueste. Or, perhaps, en Anglais, Jerrybrownland and Reaganland.
Whatever the names, it’s time for a divorce. That way, Jerrybrownland could raise taxes to it’s heart’s content; and Reaganland could cut taxes to the bone. Reaganland would be like New Hampshire with great weather: no state income or sales taxes.
I can’t see any drawbacks. Except Reaganland would have to erect a fence to keep out Democrats fleeing high taxation and North Korean-levels of regulation they themselves would impose in Jerrybrownland and would do so, again, once entrenched in Reaganland.
And they’d have to ban Arnold Schwarzenegger from coming to Reaganland, or he’d become governor again, wreck the place and leave behind a couple of “love children.”
Like Arnold und Maria, the thrill is gone, the love is lost and it’s time to go our separate ways.
June 14, 2011
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