“New California” Declares Independence From The Rest Of State

You may have heard of the decades long effort to carve a new state from the bottom of Oregon and the top of California by secession called Jefferson.

This group is going about it the same way we got West Virginia instead, via The Constitution.

All I can say to them is good luck.

New California Declares Independence From Rest Of State

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — 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.

To be clear, 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.

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

“There’s something wrong when you have a rural county such as this one, and you go down to Orange County which is mostly urban, and it has the same set of problems, and it happens because of how the state is being governed and taxed,” Preston said.

But unlike other separation movements in the past the state of New California wants to do things by the book, citing Article 4, Section 3 of the US Constitution and working with the state legislature to get it done, similar to the way West Virginia was formed.

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

And despite obstacles, doubters, and obvious long odds the group stands united in their statehood dream.

The group is organized with committees and a council of county representatives, but say it will take 10 to 18 months before they are ready to fully engage with the state legislature.

5 thoughts on ““New California” Declares Independence From The Rest Of State

  1. Time to send in the troops. Be sure to have one battalion burn down all buildings and destroy all infrstructure. They also need to rape the inhabitants and steal everything of value.


  2. Let’s try it honestly.

    Quick Links: FAQ Topics Forums Documents Timeline Kids Vermont Constitution Map Citation
    U.S. Constitution – Article 4 Section 2
    Article 4 – The States
    Section 2 – State Citizens, Extradition


    The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several States.

    A Person charged in any State with Treason, Felony, or other Crime, who shall flee from Justice, and be found in another State, shall on demand of the executive Authority of the State from which he fled, be delivered up, to be removed to the State having Jurisdiction of the Crime.

    (No Person held to Service or Labour in one State, under the Laws thereof, escaping into another, shall, in Consequence of any Law or Regulation therein, be discharged from such Service or Labour, But shall be delivered up on Claim of the Party to whom such Service or Labour may be due.) (This clause in parentheses is superseded by the 13th Amendment.)


  3. From what I can tell (from the opposite side of the country) they’re practically separate states already. The inland counties are more like a red state, with all the craziness in the big coastal cities. Victor Davis Hansen has written about this several times.

    Of course, the coastal powers would lose a lot of revenue, so I can’t see them agreeing to let the western counties go.

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    • Oregon and Washington directly to the North are exactly the same way. The more populous coastal areas have all the political clout and ram their leftist shit down everyone else’s throats.
      Washington is especially bad about this.


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