Sunday, April 29, 2018
The Latest Plan From a Billionaire Who Wants To Split Up California Into Three Separate States
Billionaire Tim Draper once advanced a proposal to split Californua into six states.
The plan fell to pieces, not California. But he is back.
Draper now has a plan to divide California into three states, a northern state with San Francisco as its capital, a smaller but very populated state centered around Los Angeles, and a southern state that encompasses San Diego and wraps around Los Angeles to include the agricultural area of the Central Valley.
Draper’s proposal would keep the three new states in the U.S., unlike several “Calexit” measures meant to push California toward full independence.
Draper says his proposal has received enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot. He says the initiative, which he calls the “CAL 3” has more than 600,000 signatures.
Meanwhile, a proposed California secession from the US measure has been cleared to begin gathering signatures needed to qualify for the ballot.
Of course, what we need is less government, not more government power centers. Three states versus one is likely to make at least some regions even more oppressive, if not all.
The focus should be on shrinking government, closing agencies and all. Under these split and secession plans, none of that might happen.
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