Plan to split California into six states gains ground
There are so many secession movements blossoming it's making my head spin. The latest calls for California to devolve into six culturally united areas. One thing's for sure - this movement not only makes sense but is totally serious:
A plan to divide California into six separate US states is closer to making it on to a November ballot, with organizers gaining approval to collect signatures. The seemingly far-fetched initiative, sponsored by Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper, claims "political representation of California's diverse population and economies has rendered the state nearly ungovernable." And on Tuesday, the California Secretary of State's office gave the movement a boost, saying that proponents "may begin collecting petition signatures." At least 807,615 voters -- representing eight percent of the total ballots cast for governor in the 2010 election -- will need to sign the petition by July 18 to make it on to the ballot.Don't look now, but the momentum toward redrawing the world map just went up a couple of Machs. Brace yourselves for the secessionist vapor cone as we achieve escape velocity from the empire.