Hey California, what gives?
Defuniak Springs, Florida
January 16, 2018 12:08pm CST
I use Bing as my main search engine on the laptop, partially because that is the homepage for Microsoft Edge, which is the browser I use- but also because if I use Bing I get rewarded and can exchange my points for gift cards. The results are more accurate than Swagbucks and its easier to use. Anyway the Bing search homepage also gives me trending news articles each day that might interest me. Similar to what Google Chrome does for me on my cell phone, anyway. A news story popped up today that I had to read, because the title seemed ridiculous. And that's not all that was ridiculous. The whole idea behind the story and the story itself is a little wonky. There is a part of California that wants to be called "New California" and is is declaring independence from the rest of the state. Here's the story. It'll be interesting to see what other mylotters think of this, especially those in California. Like @TheHorse
Founders of the state of New California take the first steps to what they hope will eventually lead to statehood
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• San Jose, California
There's also a movement to separate California from the rest of the country and declare its independence. Splitting California into two states actually makes sense to me. It's a big state, the 3rd in the country. Northern California needs and politics are very different from Southern and Central California.
• Los Angeles, California
This is part of the ongoing war between liberal and conservative political factions and not so farfetched though difficult to achieve. If you look at the big picture, there are similar rumblings elsewhere such as Texas leaving the US (the only state with the legal right to do so) and almost identical situation in Colorado where the rural areas want to succeed from the Denver-Colorado Springs beltway. You could say subtle signs of open rebellion in the future.
• United States
I have been hearing about this and it does seem a little odd. Personally wouldn't the President of the US have as much of a say as California if this was to ever really happen, and can this area Financially support themselves enough if this does become allowed? Personally I think it would be a mistake, but stranger things do happen.
• Defuniak Springs, Florida
California is full of weird people who are on their high horse about something. This may just be another case of that. I don't see it really happening but who knows, like you said stranger things have happened.
• Gainesville, Florida
Reminds me of many decades ago when the Florida Keys were in a water war with the mainland. They wanted the state to build a water pipeline from the mainland to Key West, and the state balked at the idea. The Keys then threatened to secede from the state and form their own nation, to be called the Conch Republic. The rebellion grew strong enough that Tallahassee got scared and actually gave in and built the pipeline. If you go to the Keys even today, there are still Conch Republic flags everywhere, and many of the islanders still think of themselves as being independent of Florida.
As a Californian, I hope California does become independent. California has it's own sustainable economy's and strong agriculture. I think it is less of a think of liberal vs conservatives, I am not a political person or at least I was not until this last election, because I mean come on when Trump started running and pushing for things that would push America's debt further and only further separate people into groups. Of course I was against that, and so was most of California because we are all about love and Unity. Hippies.
• United States
I live in the part of the state declaring independence from the rest of the state...funny, none of us were asked if we wanted this (at least I sure as hell wasn't, and neither was anyone else I know.) What gives any group of people the right to do this without consulting the people who live here? What it really comes down to is that these conservative rural areas want to become a red state. Which would be bad for those of us who aren't conservatives!