Time to Split California East/West

John Seiler:

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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  1. Sol
    Sol 14 June, 2011, 16:27

    OK John, I’m with you on this one. And the coastal state can be called Taxifornia.

    Where I live we have no representation in Sacramento. If everyone from where I live north to the Oregon border and south to Sacramento voted for an initiative like the one postponing the cap-n-tax law it makes no difference because the Bay Area votes alone would overwhelm our votes.

    So seriously, how do we go about splitting the state? It’s been tried in the past and never went anywhere.

    How do we accomplish it?

    If you can get it done I will vote for you as governor of the new state!

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  2. John Seiler
    John Seiler 14 June, 2011, 21:47

    How do we accomplish splitting up the state? First elect me governor of the OLD state, as it is now. Then I’ll promise to “blow up the boxes” of wasteful government and “cut up the state credit cards” to end that “crazy deficit spending.”

    Oh, never mind.

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