“New California” Conservative Movement Declares Independence As First Step Towards 51st State

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Originally appeared at Zero Hedge

A group called “New California” has taken its first step towards carving the Golden State in two – issuing a “declaration of independence” which would incorporate most of the state’s rural counties – while coastal counties from the northern San Francisco Bay Area to the southern tip of Los Angeles would remain part of the existing state.

Quoted by CBS,  founder Paul Preston said “Well, it’s been ungovernable for a long time. High taxes, education, you name it, and we’re rated around 48th or 50th from a business climate and standpoint in California.”

“There’s something wrong when you have a rural county such as this one, and you go down to Orange County which is mostly urban, and it has the same set of problems, and it happens because of how the state is being governed and taxed,” Preston said.

The group is serious about this effort – printing pamphlets (here and here and here) citing authority granted in the U.S. Constitution “to provide a republican form of government as guaranteed by Article IV, Section 4,” which co-founder Robert Paul Preston says has not been the case in California for a long time. “There’s something wrong when you have a rural county such as this one, and you go down to Orange County which is mostly urban, and it has the same set of problems, and it happens because of how the state is being governed and taxed,” Preston said.

“when a long train of abuses and acts to seize and hold the people’s power without legal authority and pursuing invariably the same Object that clearly demonstrates a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security” –New California Declaration of Independence, Jan. 15, 2018

One of New California’s pamphlets reads:

“The current state of California has become governed by a tyranny, which rivals those stated above. It is time to take action. The Duty of the People who are suffering the long train of abuses and usurpations at the hands of a tyrannical government is to abolish and make new a government by the People and for the people under GOD. State Splitting Process of California The process begins when a state’s legislature first votes to split the state. Once the measure, in the form of a resolution, passes both the California Assembly and Senate, it is submitted to Congress.”

New California State is being developed as the 51st State of the Union as a state ‘split’ from California following Article IV Section 3 and Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution. –newcaliforniastate.com

"New California" Conservative Movement Declares Independence As First Step Towards 51st State

The group also recognizes the need to start out with training wheels. Co-founder Tom Reed admits “Yes. We have to demonstrate that we can govern ourselves before we are allowed to govern.”

The group is organized with committees and a council of county representatives, but say it will take 10 to 18 months before they are ready to fully engage with the state legislature, according to CBS 13

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  • RichardD

    The US needs to be dejudified.

    • FlorianGeyer

      The whole world does Richard :)

  • Tudor Miron

    As I posted here many times: According to global predictor’s plan, after dismantling of CCCP than comes the turn of USA – it’s role of “world policeman” (USA never was a real leader – it served the higher global level power) is being taken away and passed to China. At this point it sounds crazy and “voodooish” :) but process is underway for many decades and nearing it’s final phases.
    It would not happen in an instant but signs of it are starting to be evident to general public. Some are obvious and some are less so.
    Many do not realize how social super systems are governed – symbols/signs/ images = predictions. That New California thing is another symbolic action nothings more, nothing less.

    • Garga

      I always thought Canada is their next host after they sucked the US dry and turned the world against it…

      • Tudor Miron

        No, it is not. China (with its much lower consumption levels and higher labor discipline) is. BTW, Iran was planned as 2nd center of governing responsible for ME and beyond. Things is that not everything is going according to plan. Iran is simply not ready. China is better but still not ready. Russia according to plan should have been history by now. Dismantled into several sovereign or should I say souvenir countries and serving as gas station. But reality is different as we all know. It’s hard to deny that current world order is sick – world economy is in deep shit and distortions are overwhelming. GP has to reconsider and adapt his plans but they are not in a hurry. They plan for many hundreds of years and their plans are multi optional.

        • matt

          Huge fantasies…..

        • Solomon Krupacek

          whole russia is only gas station

          • Tudor Miron

            That’s your goal Solomon :) Well not yours, you’re just a little slave of anglo-zio empire :) But your master’s goal. They are shocked that it didn’t work…again :D

          • Solomon Krupacek

            gas station with some nuclear weapons. but power plants you are not eble to do withoit siemens or general electrics. shame on you, ruskies!

            and where are famous russian cars, civil planes, phones, etc.? china has 5 out of 10 largest computers. in all ONLY chinese processors. where is russia??? ha?!

            you are dying culture, nothiong else. from 2014 again decreaing population, immigration only from moslem countries. you have no future. oligarcjia destroyes russia, and stupid mirons apllause to this.

  • MeMadMax

    Thats great and all but it won’t happen…

    … The only way to save california is to leave california and let it burn on its own….

  • El Diablo

    I would a fucking civil war. But is difficoult :D

  • Barba_Papa

    I doubt that the Democrats, who currently control California, want to hand the Republicans another Red State. Because this is what it would amount too. 2 additional senators, most likely Republican, a split in California’s votes in the electoral collage, most likely in favor of the Republicans. Yeah, in all likelihood not going to happen.

  • Ryan Glantz

    I’ll just leave this here-
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjhIjsHMQcs

  • matt

    Great news, hopefully it is the beginning of the desintegration of the USA, next should be Russia and China, but that will need more time….

  • Richard Noel Hedditch

    Just another one of these CEO separatist fantasies, in pursuit of avoiding tax. I’m sick of the whining CEO scum raiding company tills then whining and sooking about tax bills.

  • Solomon Krupacek