If the State of Jefferson ever happens I will try to buy a house there. No kidding. Rural northern California without San Francisco or Sacramento? Count me in. (Assuming its spirit remains libertarian and low tax.)
California is a strange and deeply crony land. That’s it Governor Brown, raise taxes and grease the political skids.
The people who want to control the great unwashed always have a reason and usually it’s not as altruistic (is it ever?) as they want you to believe.
This is how the crony game works folks.
One can’t help but wonder (sic) whether such an effort is in fact not a “humanitarian” or even trade focused effort at all, but in fact driven by the fear that any effort to get to the heart of illegal immigration could undermine the power base of the California Democratic Party that dominates The once Golden State.
Seems reasonable to me. Let San Francisco and LA do their thing and then let the rest of California get on with real life. Not such a bad idea.
OK. Suddenly conservatives and libertarians are cheering Jerry Brown on.
“They say California is a paradise…Hollywood turns nighttime into day…But up along the San Joaquin those city lights…Might as well be a million miles away… ” – Steve Earle from Leroy’s Dustbowl Blues
Hey OK. That seems reasonable. I’ll miss the redwoods, Big Sur, and the reeling rights at Rincon. But if you have to go I understand. Have fun with your state employee pension crisis. Don’t come looking to us for a bailout.
Also if Cali goes the Democratic Party probably dies as a viable national force.
California continues to descend into one party status. In the once Golden State there is one political game and that is the Democrat game. Actually one could almost call the Democratic Party the California Party at this point given how the Democratic party has been pushed to the margins of the United States. California constituted the single largest landmass in the 2016 ‘Clinton Archipelago”.
It is important to make the point that coastal California is the Dem bastion that it is not only because people there are generally inclined to vote Democrat.
Think “city hall” is tough? Try fighting the castle.
A transpartisan anti-crony coalition wins one in southern California.
“How much longer you reckon till we hit a state with a pro-business climate Ma?” “I don’t know son. I don’t know. Just get us out of California.”
“Hello, I’m from the government. You must inject this substance into yourself and your children or be in violation of the law.
Now, you wouldn’t want us to have to bring you in for noncompliance would you?”