Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Could California split into 6 states? Could Texas? Colorado? Sing the O.C.
The Washington Times reported on its front page Tuesday that Tim Draper, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, is spearheading an effort to split California into six states, link here.
The issue will ultimately come before both Congress and voters. The states would be “Jefferson” (like around Mt. Shasta), North, Silicon Valley, Central (Yosemite), South (Mojave), and West (Los Angeles). Is this more Red v. Blue? How does Congress deal with the obvious questions about Senate representation?
But Colorado has a similar proposal for eleven “red” rural counties to split. And Texas supposedly has the right to split into six states. I heard about that after moving there in 1979.
Sing the theme for “The O.C.”