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    Re: State of Northern CA

    I'm confident upstate New York would want to break away from NYC, upper Florida break away from Miami-Dade County, and basically every rural area of every state wanting to break away from every major urban area. There could be 1000 states under the California's group's claims.

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    Re: State of Northern CA

    If they break off, return to being a normal state...**** I'd consider a move. Given the people I know from NorCal, I would venture to say it would be a Libertarian type state. Vermont-ish. I'd move there. Awesome climate, great wine, there will be legal guns again, AWESOME surf....who's down?

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    Re: State of Northern CA

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    umm yes the further north you get in CA the more conservative you get. except for the coastal regions. further south you get SF, LA etc which are the liberal bastions of CA.
    UMMMM No, the further INLAND you go the more conservative the counties become. You seem to not recognize the liberal bastions you cite down south are along the coast. But as has been pointed out, the far fewer people live in the CON Counties (CONs seem unable to grasp a simple fact- people, not square miles, vote. )

    There are always areas threatening to break away- as if they legally could, but no matter it gives them something to grind their teeth over. Fact is if Northern California voted only the few inland counties would approve.

    Here in Oklahoma we have this same silliness. Every so often some muck raker tries to gain more clout in OKC by threatening to remove the Panhandle counties from the state (Texas' panhandle does the same from time to time) It isn't about CON vs PRO in my state, but the whiners still exist.

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    Re: State of Northern CA

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    I fully support this. It would mean two more democratic senators. Additionally, California is way under-represented in Washington. Why should a state like Wyoming or Idaho, with less than a million people have the same number of senators as California with 25 million people?
    I doubt these folks want to break away from California because California isn't Liberal enough for their liking.
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    Re: Northern California counties revive an old idea for a breakaway state

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright
    There are always areas threatening to break away- as if they legally could, but no matter it gives them something to grind their teeth over. ... Here in Oklahoma we have this same silliness. Every so often some muck raker tries to gain more clout in OKC by threatening to remove the Panhandle counties from the state.
    I'm confused. Are you suggesting that political subdivisions have no right to divide or separate from their larger entity? Isn't that the whole reason the United States was formed in the first place? I seem to recall that a lack of representation started that whole mess in the 18th century.

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    Re: Northern California counties revive an old idea for a breakaway state

    Quote Originally Posted by TNAR View Post
    I'm confused. Are you suggesting that political subdivisions have no right to divide or separate from their larger entity? Isn't that the whole reason the United States was formed in the first place? I seem to recall that a lack of representation started that whole mess in the 18th century.
    The whiny counties in Northern California have far more in common with the whiny southern states of 1861 than the colonies in 1775. The first two have as much representation as any other population in the country. (some would say the Southern States had MORE due to counting slaves for members in the house) The colonies lacked representation in Parliament and in fact didn't want it... they valued independence over representation. If the Northern California counties wish to declare a revolution and take to arms like the colonies did in 1775 let them have at it. You fight for separation- from the Crown, Union, or state, you don't whine for it.

    I can't help you with your confusion, you seem hell bent on staying that way...

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