Published: Wed, January 17, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

New California declares 'independence' from California

New California declares 'independence' from California

"New California" has declared its independence from California in an effort to become the 51st US state. "We are going to split off like mitosis to form the 51st state to make a more ideal union", founder Paul Preston in a video on the movement's website.

They also pointed to the US Declaration of Independence states: That, whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such Principles and organizing its Powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness'.

Preston and Reed say the citizens of the state live "under a tyrannical form of government that does not follow the California and U.S. Constitutions". New California would become the sixth largest state behind NY and "It's (sic) Estimated 25-27 seats in the US House of Representatives will go to New California".

New California's plan for statehood is modelled after that of West Virginia, which peacefully seceded from Virginia during the US Civil War due to state divisions on the issue of slavery.

New California published its own Declaration of Independence Monday.

The Post reports past proposals sought to create six new states and one to combine parts of California and OR to make a new state called Jefferson. "High taxes, education, you name it, and we're rated around 48th or 50th from a business climate and standpoint in California".

We, therefore, the Representatives of the Counties of New California, appeal to the California Legislature and the Federal Congress to pass resolutions to create the State of New California.

"Yes. We have to demonstrate that we can govern ourselves before we are allowed to govern", said founder Tom Reed.

Sadly, it is undisclosed whether the new state's flag would incorporate a two-headed bear, if you catch our drift.

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