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    Re: California Split Into Six New States?

    I would fully support an effort to divide California into Northern and Southern States (2 states). California is too big to have only 2 Senators. The 6 state idea is just wacky though.
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    Re: California Split Into Six New States?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    I would fully support an effort to divide California into Northern and Southern States (2 states). California is too big to have only 2 Senators. The 6 state idea is just wacky though.
    Exactly, and the idea of breaking California into two states has been around for as long as I can remember. If the dividing line put LA and SF into one state, and the area north of the Tehapis and east of the Coast range into another, we'd have one more red state, so the Senate would gain two Republicans.

    Oh, and the wacky idea of spending a hundred billion or so on a high speed rail system would no doubt go away finally.
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    Re: California Split Into Six New States?

    Quote Originally Posted by WillyPete View Post
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    This is why they want it. It certainly would not be good for the majority of California's citizens to separate the most profitable areas from the least.
    Long time Californians have been for splitting the state in two for decades and decades. The resources are up north, the political power down south, guess who gets raped?

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    Re: California Split Into Six New States?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Long time Californians have been for splitting the state in two for decades and decades. The resources are up north, the political power down south, guess who gets raped?
    Sounds like any number of third world countries looking at Americas big stick.
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    Re: California Split Into Six New States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Exactly, and the idea of breaking California into two states has been around for as long as I can remember. If the dividing line put LA and SF into one state, and the area north of the Tehapis and east of the Coast range into another, we'd have one more red state, so the Senate would gain two Republicans.

    Oh, and the wacky idea of spending a hundred billion or so on a high speed rail system would no doubt go away finally.
    That would never happen. LA and SF in one state? put 90% of the population into one state? No....more along the lines of dividing the state around San Luis Obispo/Monterey.

    As far as high speed rail, I would concur that the current plan is ludicrous. However, the useof high speed rail is sadly way behind the rest of the industrialized world and will bring California up to speed with much of the world....but it has to be done right without the political posturing which is currently taking place.
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    Re: California Split Into Six New States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Sounds like any number of third world countries looking at Americas big stick.
    Not really, country boundaries are just arbitrary. I read that somewhere.
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    Re: California Split Into Six New States?

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    Not really, country boundaries are just arbitrary. I read that somewhere.
    Where's the conflict between the two. You consider national borders to be an act of nature or arbitrarily drawn by men.
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    Re: California Split Into Six New States?

    Quote Originally Posted by HogWash View Post
    You could combine all of Bush's into one and it's still not as goofy as Obama's 57 states. That was an all-timer.
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    Re: California Split Into Six New States?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    That would never happen. LA and SF in one state? put 90% of the population into one state? No....more along the lines of dividing the state around San Luis Obispo/Monterey.

    As far as high speed rail, I would concur that the current plan is ludicrous. However, the useof high speed rail is sadly way behind the rest of the industrialized world and will bring California up to speed with much of the world....but it has to be done right without the political posturing which is currently taking place.
    Divide the state with LA in one and SF in the other, and you'd still have the same situation with the big city Democrats calling the shots and putting high speed rail ahead of water projects to benefit agriculture. Nothing much would change except for the addition of two senators from California in Washington.
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    Re: California Split Into Six New States?

    The whole thing is just that certain people think that they're more likely to get Republican Senators out of the deal. So in the end, it's not much more than sour grapes from bad losers.


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