Skip to comments.Official Calls For Riverside, 12 Other Counties To Secede From California
Posted on 07/02/2011 6:47:55 PM PDT by CharlyFord
RIVERSIDE (CBS) Is the state of California about to go South?
Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone apparently thinks so, after proposing that the county lead a campaign for as many as 13 Southern California counties to secede from the state.
Stone said in a statement late Thursday that Riverside, Imperial, San Diego, Orange, San Bernardino, Kings, Kern, Fresno, Tulare, Inyo, Madera, Mariposa and Mono counties should form the new state of South California.
The creation of the new state would allow officials to focus on securing borders, balancing budgets, improving schools and creating a vibrant economy, he said.
Our taxes are too high, our schools dont educate our children well enough, unions and other special interests have more clout in the Legislature than the general public, Stone said in his statement.
Yea! That's something like what I was thinking. Throw in D.C., New York City, the states of Massachusetts and Connecticut and we might be able to work out a deal.
I'm thinking Arizona would throw in Pima County.
Google Jeff Stone and read up on him before you starting praising him.
Start with the county car he let his volunteer sister use.
You have a point, though West Virginia succeeded from a Confederate State that was, at that time, not part of the Union. I suppose it is possible for a State to fracture and agree to become two States, but not for counties to do so.
Good idea. If they succeed in ceceding, some of the other counties will join them—Shasta and Siskiyou Counties, for example. Then they can give the rest of the State to Mexico—if Mexico will take it, which is doubtful—or to China—or, more appropriately, to North Korea. Or they can just shove it into the ocean.
You might add New York City out of New York State. Then take a look at Baltimore in Maryland.
They are all worthy of expulsion. But my philosophy is do it by booting out the least. I think SF, LA and San Jose would be enough. If the GOP could control CA, that would do it.
Who cares about him?
It’s his idea I like.
It’s a sound one.
You have a point, though West Virginia succeeded from a Confederate State that was, at that time, not part of the Union. I suppose it is possible for a State to fracture and agree to become two States, but not for counties to do so without the consent of the State.
That’s what I was eluding to in my other post, the State legislature would have to agree to split, not the counties splitting without the consent of the State. Counties don’t exist without the action of the state.
Btw, thanks to Smarmy Jeff Stone activity with his sister..someone introduced a bill that was passed and signed into law.
August 17, 2010 (Sacramento) Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed Assembly bill 1399 into law. The measure, authored by Assemblyman Joel Anderson (R-El Cajon), prohibits local elected officials from allowing family members to use publicly owned vehicles or credit cards.
You should care about him..and his motivation behind this endeavor.
And who he favors in his dealings........
Yes, you should care.
If this happens I’ll stay with my family here in So Cal.
If not next year it’s off to AZ or Tejas we go.
I was born in Sacramento and and lived here all my 50+ years.
Calif in its present configuartion cannot be fixed.
Put the Capitol in Fresno.
There's lots more and none of them are PC. I'd get in trouble.
The Eastern Shore of MD has long been separatist.
What does Smarmy Jeff Stone do with his slush fund...???
Why of course his sister benefits..
OHHH I like that idea. We could cut off the Hetch Hetchy water and all of the power to LA and SF. Then we would see the liberal babies start to cry.
Two other examples are Vermont being allowed by the New York state government to separate and form its own state, and Massachusetts allowing the Maine district to separate and form the State of Maine.
We have the Colorado water as well.
Not to mention the food!
It's interesting to note, therefore, that the existence of WEST Virginia is a myth. I suggest you hustle to Charleston and let them know, at once...
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