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      Plan to divide California into three states

      There is now enough signatures to get a proposal to divide California into three states on the ballot. They would be called "Northern California", "Southern California" and "California". What do you think of this proposal. The article suggests that Southern California would be the poorest of the three ranking it 30th in the nation. While Northern California would be the second richest state in the union if it were created.

      https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ate/729405002/

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      Quote Originally Posted by jsimms435 View Post
      There is now enough signatures to get a proposal to divide California into three states on the ballot. They would be called "Northern California", "Southern California" and "California". What do you think of this proposal. The article suggests that Southern California would be the poorest of the three ranking it 30th in the nation. While Northern California would be the second richest state in the union if it were created.

      https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ate/729405002/
      I think Quebec should secede from Canada. It would have the same chance of happening.

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      Quote Originally Posted by jsimms435 View Post
      There is now enough signatures to get a proposal to divide California into three states on the ballot. They would be called "Northern California", "Southern California" and "California". What do you think of this proposal. The article suggests that Southern California would be the poorest of the three ranking it 30th in the nation. While Northern California would be the second richest state in the union if it were created.

      https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...ate/729405002/
      I dunno, I don't like the idea of 52 states... plus it will alter our flag.
      But... if we can merge say Oklahoma and Louisiana with Texas!.... nvrmnd...I don't want to alter the shape of Texas... Unless!!.. etc etc lol
      This is tough!

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      I think its dumb. Why change something that isn't broken?



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      California is so out there with their thinking...just start a new country already and leave us!
      "Christianity does not require more work but more trust." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "Bearing fruit does not make you a branch. A branch is a branch because it grows from the vine." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "A Christian's life is not defined by what the Christian does. It is defined by Christ and what He has done for us." Pr. Rolf David Preus

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      Problem is that economically they contribuite a nice chunk of our GDP and taxes
      Isaiah 40:31

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      According to the article, most voters are not on board with this idea. The article says

      "And earlier, in April, SurveyUSA released polling suggesting only 17 percent of the electorate would vote to divide the state in three."

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      Quote Originally Posted by Krissy Cakes View Post
      I think its dumb. Why change something that isn't broken?
      I think it is broken. If you look at the voting maps of the last presidential election California is blue. If you look at county level California is a sea of red with a few blue patches. The blue patches are the big population centers, with enough people there to outweigh the more sparsely populated red areas. From talking to a few folks from CA (mostly online) it sounds like many in rural areas think the state legislature is disconnected from reality and would like to break away from it.
      "Do what thou will shall be the whole of the law" - Aleister Crowley

      "If you love me, obey my commandments" - Jesus Christ

      The Bible comes as a complete package. If we want to pluck verses out of context so make them mean what we want them to mean, if we want to ignore the passages that are inconvenient to our outlook, we should be intellectually honest enough to throw our Bibles in the trash and admit we are following Crowley and not Christ.

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      I think it is another case of gerrymandering on a grand scale
      Isaiah 40:31

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      Quote Originally Posted by Krissy Cakes View Post
      I think its dumb. Why change something that isn't broken?
      Oh, its broken, all right. However, Congress will never approve of this proposal because it will virtually guarantee two to four additional democrat US Senators and even more Electoral College votes for that party. Its interesting to some Californians, I am sure, but it has no chance of success.

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