It seems that California wants to secede from California, making a New California separate from Old California. You want to remain in the union you just want to secede for coastal California. West Virginia was mentioned in the article I read. You better check your history on how West Virginia came to be. Also you might just want to study up on the Constitution, especially the part that covers how new states are formed.
I also understand that you have drafted a Declaration of Independence. Declaring Independence and achieving it are two separate issues. I haven’t read your Declaration of Independence yet, will find it soon and give it a look. In the mean time I will give a guess or two and perhaps give you some ideas that will help. Allow me to put this in context for you.
Rural California is tired of seeing their tax dollars siphoned off to go to the big cities to fund their social justice programs. In other words your tax dollars are flowing away from you and you get little if anything in return. Your money flows towards the coast while your area receives little if any attention.
Well, all I can say is, Welcome to the freaking club. What you are experiencing now is the same thing that the South faced in the years prior to what you call the Civil War. Yep, the revenue from the South was flowing towards the North to fund the special interest groups and programs of that time. How much of your hard-earned money goes to fund the wacky liberal programs of the big cities? Get yourself some books that cover history, the real history of the years leading up to the South(South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas)seceding from the union. Pay special attention to the tariffs, especially the Morrill tariff. By the way, money still flows from the South bound for other destinations. You money is bound to fund programs for those who are in your state illegally. Why? They will vote for those who protect them, keeping those in power who abuse you so badly.
Rural California feels like they are underrepresented in their state government. The big cities have most of the representation. You think you are being governed without your consent. You think you are being taxed, heavily taxed, without your consent.
Again welcome to the freaking club. The South was always underrepresented. It was framed that way. Just who do you think came up with the 3/5 thing? It certainly was not the South. If the slaves were counted a whole people, instead of 5 being 3. The South would have had more representation in congress, possibly making all states equally represented. The north could not allow that, they wanted to be in control of the new government. Like the South you will never be represented, it was not meant to be.
You may want Independence, you may even prove that you are capable of governing yourselves. You may even find allies in the big cities, until they realize that when you leave so does the money that fund the social justice programs. The South had allies in the north that were willing to let them go in peace until they realized they would no longer be able to pilfer the South of its money. Your governor may say something akin to what Mr. Lincoln said when some suggest that you should go in peace. Let them go, Let them go, I may as well shutter the government.
You see they do not need your votes or even your loyalty. What they do need is your money. It is always about money. They will never let you go in peace or any other way, not as long as there is one dime left to squeeze out of you. The only escape for you is to escape California. Go to a state more to your liking.
You will notice above there are only 7 states listed as seceding, there were only 7 in the beginning. They declared their independence from the union. They then formed their own government and country, the Confederate States of America. 4 more states(Virginia, North Carolina, Arkansas and Tennessee)did secede later, the total became 11. Might want to check your history on this also, especially the part about why they voted to secede after voting to remain. Long story short, the North used force to preserve the union. The South was beaten on the Battlefield and is still a conquered and occupied nation. President Jefferson Davis was imprisoned for treason but was never tried. No one would take the case on behalf of the union. The reason, what they won on the battlefield they would have lost in a court of law.
The South paid a heavy price in its attempt to leave the union, and still pays today. There are some still to this day that claim that the South embarked on a fool’s errand. Seeking freedom and independence is not and never has been a fool’s errand. The South in the spirit of the Colonials sought Freedom, Liberty and the right to self-government, after all they were the direct descendants of the Colonials.
You have finally reached the point where you now realize that your state government is corrupt, well good for you. It took long enough. But then, the original Declaration of Independence does say, Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves. It does take time. On a side note the United Kingdom voted to exit the E.U., still has not happened. Time will tell on that one. Catalonia voted to secede from Spain, you saw how that worked out.
I really hate to ask this but, after all we are talking about California. Are you for the United Kingdom leaving the E.U.? Were you in support of Catalonia? Are you in support of Florida?
Well good luck to you. Maybe, just maybe some other states that are controlled by liberals will follow you.
My how history does repeat itself.
Dont forget to hoist the Bonnie Blue Flag.
God Bless the State(Republic)of Florida.
Like our ancestors we to shall be free.