New California Declares “Independence” From The Rest Of The State

With the reading of their own version of a Declaration of Independence, founders of the state of New California took the first steps to what they hope will eventually lead to statehood. CBS Sacramento reports they don’t want to leave the United States, just California.

“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,” said founder Robert Paul Preston.

split-californiaThe state of New California would incorporate most of the state’s rural counties, leaving the urban coastal counties to the current state of California.

Source: CBS News

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