50 is not enough

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50 is not enough

Thirteen mostly conservative California counties would break away to create a 51st state known as South California under a proposal by an elected official that would have to clear major hurdles to succeed.

Republican Jeff Stone has asked fellow members of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors to support a motion to bring together officials from the 13 counties to discuss the idea.

A vote on the proposed meeting is scheduled for Tuesday.

Stone said California is too big to govern, a situation that has led the state to raid local government coffers because of runaway spending. He knows it will be a challenge to create another state but doesn't believe it's an impossible task.


Boom Boom Boom Boom's picture

I thought this was going to be a thread about senior citizens.Embarassed

Bec.De.Corbin Bec.De.Corbin's picture

Never happen; we don't have enough money to buy all the new flags... Laughing

Sven Sven's picture

California is a mess.  A fiscal trainwreck.  The easier solution for a person is to just move out of the state, which, in fact, is exactly what is happening (more people are leaving the state than migrating to it, for the first time in modern history).


It's a fiscal mess because of Proposition 13.




They could call their state White Kalifornia. Or Rhodesia.



And this secession business is not restricted to California. One county in Arizona wants to secede from the rest of the state.



Bec.De.Corbin Bec.De.Corbin's picture

... And in other state news:

The fine print: North Dakota may not be a state


Here's the story: Back in 1889, North Dakota was carved out of the Dakota Territory and admitted to the Union at the same time as South Dakota. Or so everyone thought.
But the state founders who drafted the constitution left out the key requirement that the governor and other top officials take an oath of office, putting the state constitution in conflict with the federal one. So Rolczynski has been arguing for the last 16 years that the omission made the state illegitimate.
Finally, somebody listened. State Senator Tim Mathern introduced a bill fixing the mistake that will be put to voters this spring.

Interesting to say the least...


Losing all the rural counties probably would help California balance its budget. Those people should be careful what they wish for - they may get it.