Kirsters Baish| The citizens living in New California are sick and tired of what is going on in California. Yup, you read that right. New California has taken a big step toward becoming the 51st state after having announced their Declaration of Independence from the rest of the state of California this past Monday. They believe that California is an “ungovernable” state.
The group is led by vice chairman Robert Paul Preston who declared in a document that was published online, “The current state of California has become governed by a tyranny.”
According to the group, the new state wold look something like this:
The group is not declaring their independence from the United States as a whole. They are simply declaring their independence from the rest of California. They have explained that they are done with the over taxation and the totalitarian rule of the Democratic Party.
The group released a statement which cited a “decline in essential basic services” which include education, law enforcement, infrastructure, and healthcare. They stated, “After years of over taxation, regulation, and mono-party politics, the State of California and many of its 58 Counties have become ungovernable.”
The group is organized with a council of county representatives as well as numerous committees. They have high hopes of modeling their split after the state of West Virginia. CBS’s Sacramento affiliate filmed the reading in a nearly empty conference room.
The hopefuls in charge of what may be the 51st state claimed the authority of Article 4, Section 3 of the United States Constitution in order to convince California’s legislature to divide the state prior to submitting the resolution to Congress.
Robert Paul Preston stated that California has a very bad business climate.
“There’s something wrong when you have a rural county such as this one, and you go down to Orange County which is mostly urban, and it has the same set of problems, and it happens because of how the state is being governed and taxed,” Preston said.
Those in charge of the group have explained that they would like to elect their own governor. They want 25-27 seats in the House of Representatives. They have stated that with 15 to 25 million people, they would come out as the 6th biggest state in the country.
They still have a very long road ahead of them, but they are hopeful that they will be able to convince the California state legislature. Tom Reed, one of the founders of the group, has explained we had to “demonstrate that we can govern ourselves before we are allowed to govern.”
The group is organized into groups of committees as well as a council of county representatives. It will take between 10 and 18 months before they are ready to completely engage with the California state legislature.
It makes sense that not all of California should suffer because of the issues that the Democratic Party has created.