"New California" Conservative Movement Declares Independence As First Step Towards 51st State

A group called "New California" has taken its first step towards carving the Golden State in two - issuing a "declaration of independence" which would incorporate most of the state's rural counties - while coastal counties from the northern San Francisco Bay Area to the southern tip of Los Angeles would remain part of the existing state. 

Quoted by CBS,  founder Paul Preston said "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."

"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.

The group is serious about this effort - printing pamphlets (here and here and here) citing authority granted in the U.S. Constitution "to provide a republican form of government as guaranteed by Article IV, Section 4," which co-founder Robert Paul Preston says has not been the case in California for a long time. “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.

"when a long train of abuses and acts to seize and hold the people’s power without legal authority and pursuing invariably the same Object that clearly demonstrates a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security" -New California Declaration of Independence, Jan. 15, 2018

One of New California's pamphlets reads: 

"The current state of California has become governed by a tyranny, which rivals those stated above. It is time to take action. The Duty of the People who are suffering the long train of abuses and usurpations at the hands of a tyrannical government is to abolish and make new a government by the People and for the people under GOD. State Splitting Process of California The process begins when a state’s legislature first votes to split the state. Once the measure, in the form of a resolution, passes both the California Assembly and Senate, it is submitted to Congress."

New California State is being developed as the 51st State of the Union as a state ‘split’ from California following Article IV Section 3 and Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution. -newcaliforniastate.com

 

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The group also recognizes the need to start out with training wheels. Co-founder Tom Reed admits "Yes. We have to demonstrate that we can govern ourselves before we are allowed to govern."

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, according to CBS 13

 

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See the New California Declaration of Independence Below: 

 

Affirmation of Allegiance to the United 
States of America and Justification for the Formation of the  
State of New California 
January 15, 2018 


With faith, diligence, and our sacred honor, we do hereby declare our Unity with Natural Law and the United States of America’s Constitution.  We stand firm in our pledge to maintain and support the freedoms of the people of our Nation and New California at all times, at home and abroad.  With God as our witness, honoring the foundational principles, we take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, to stand together as free citizens of New California, to be a sovereign state of that nation which we hold dear, the United States of America. 


As we seek to remain a member of our Union, in order to form a more perfect Union we resolve to create the Free, Sovereign and Independent State of New California due to the past and current government of California having failed in their oath of office, obligations, and responsibilities as representatives of “We the People” to provide a republican form of government as guaranteed by Article IV, Section 4 of the United States Constitution.

Declaration of Independence 
Intention to form the  
State of New California 
January 15, 2018 


We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, Property and the pursuit of happiness. 

To secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. 
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them they should declare the causes which cause them to separate. 

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 design that is most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.  
Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience has shown mankind is more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. 

However when a long train of abuses and acts to seize and hold the people’s power without legal authority and pursuing invariably the same 
Object that clearly demonstrates a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. 

The history of the present Governor and Government of California is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of a Tyranny over the Counties of New California and the State of California.  

Whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to seek a constitutional remedy to the abuse of powers. 
We the people of the Counties of New California solemnly publish and declare these counties are, and of Right ought to be, a free and Independent State, that we strive to be free from the State of California, and that as a Free and Independent State, have full power to establish and maintain law and order, to promote general prosperity, and to do all other acts and things, which an Independent New California State may rightfully do. 
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.   

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor. 
 

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Pool Shark Wed, 01/17/2018 - 06:04 Permalink

Hey Moonbeam, what comes around, goes around.

If you don't feel like obeying federal law, maybe I don't feel like obeying state law... no taxes for you!

Not my Governor!

jcaz YUNOSELL Wed, 01/17/2018 - 06:18 Permalink

Looks like a great way to deal with Pelosi and Waters-not as the 51st state, but reducing them to Puerto Rico status.  Solves a lot of problems on both sides.   Will take about 4 seconds for any company within that is making a profit to move the hell out, too;

How soon can we get this done?

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macholatte drendebe10 Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:55 Permalink

 

Clever wealthy lefties, making it look like the farmers want to get away from them. My guess is that Silicon Valley and the Hollywood crowd are behind this. It’s OK with me as long as the Left Coast complies with these rules:
1.  Left Coast becomes another country on the terrorist watch list.
2.  All Federal aid of every kind stops. No money for schools, airports or welfare.
3.  All Left Coast residents need to get a passport and cannot participate in any visa waiver program. Travel restrictions apply.
4.  The Left Coast must be separated from the USA by a Huge Beautiful Wall.

 

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J S Bach macholatte Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:57 Permalink

The "old" state should be renamed "Degeneria" for all of the degenerate perverts, freaks, commies, jews and other lower hominids who would remain.  Also... it must be the new state's "1st Amendment" to forbid entirely any and all Degenerians who come clamoring to their borders once the chaos and crime of their failed dystopia inevitably comes to its rotten fruition.

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MEFOBILLS J S Bach Wed, 01/17/2018 - 13:33 Permalink

 lower hominids - yes

Untermenschen should be resurrected, so revisionist historians can be freed to work on NSDAP period.  It is one of the most important periods in history, especially the unique economics they used. It's probably the most important period in history, and germany is being destroyed today by the lies.

There are group differences.  The words "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal" are the most destructive ever uttered.  I would like to give Thomas Jefferson a knot on his head.

Also, the statue of liberty law.. "Give us your tired and poor huddled masses."  Of course, it was a Jewess poet and Jewish money that changed the meaning of Statue of Liberty.  Hypnosis again.

Hypnosis abounds, we swim in it.  The stench of the hypnosis is overwhelming.  And yes, the Jew is back there rubbing his hands, gleefully spreading his bull shit, because it is "good" for the tribe.

Again, there are group differences.  To all of you individualist libertarians, I get where you are coming from, but you have been punked.  It is not pretty to be played for a fool.  Stop being the fool, you are not helpful - and by your ignorance are helping the enemy.

 Individuals cannot stand up to a dedicated parasite who works as an in-group.  There is a lot correct in what NSDAP did, but of course you have to be a proud anti-semite (like me) to even notice; most people have their brain occluded because of false programming since birth.

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macholatte MEFOBILLS Wed, 01/17/2018 - 14:00 Permalink

The National Socialist German Workers' Party (German:  Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (help·info), abbreviated NSDAP), commonly referred to in English as the Nazi Party (/ˈnɑːtsi/), was a far-right political party in Germany that was active between 1920 and 1945 and practised the ideology of Nazism. Its precursor, the German Workers' Party (Deutsche Arbeiterpartei; DAP), existed from 1919 to 1920.

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The Nazi Party emerged from the German nationalist, racist and populist Freikorps paramilitary culture, which fought against the communist uprisings in post-World War I Germany.[6] The party was created as a means to draw workers away from communism and into völkisch nationalism.[7] Initially, Nazi political strategy focused on anti-big business, anti-bourgeois and anti-capitalist rhetoric, although such aspects were later downplayed in order to gain the support of industrial entities and in the 1930s the party's focus shifted to anti-Semitic and anti-Marxist themes.[8]Pseudo-scientific racism theories were central to Nazism. The Nazis propagated the idea of a "people's community" (Volksgemeinschaft). Their aim was to unite "racially desirable" Germans as national comrades, while excluding those deemed either to be political dissidents, physically or intellectually inferior, or of a foreign race (Fremdvölkische).[9] The Nazis sought to improve the stock of the Germanic people through racial purity and eugenics, broad social welfare programs and a collective subordination of individual rights, which could be sacrificed for the good of the state and the "Aryan master race". To maintain the supposed purity and strength of the Aryan race, the Nazis sought to exterminate Jews, Romani and Poles along with the vast majority of other Slavs and the physically and mentally handicapped. They imposed exclusionary segregation on homosexuals, Africans, Jehovah's Witnesses and political opponents.[10] The persecution reached its climax when the party-controlled German state organized the systematic genocidal killing of an estimated 5.5 to 6 million Jews and millions of other targeted victims, in what has become known as the Holocaust.[11]

 

 

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Endgame Napoleon jcaz Wed, 01/17/2018 - 09:10 Permalink

Most companies care about nothing but labor-cost savings. CA has tons of cheap, welfare-fed, welfare-housed and child-tax-credit-enriched labor.

So, managers and owners will just keep their businesses in the Moonbeam part, while living in their $2.5 million ranch homes in the [liberated] part.

Why not? Corporations got a big tax cut, and their part-time mom workers got doubled, refundable, child-tax-credit welfare to reward them for slacking and taking off from work. 

When you double the already sky high—already sitting at a $6,444 max—child tax credit, the childbearing-aged moms in 99% of the cubicles who take off from work every day at 2:30 without returning to work, and who take assorted days and weeks off for kids, multiple pregnancy leaves, etc., make way more than the few hardworking individuals who relay on earned-only income, with no free housing, no EBT, no tax welfare and no spousal income / child support. Few without unearned income are hired / retained.

RepubliCONs, including those in the so-called “Freedom” Caucus, made sure that Trump’s tax cut / tax welfare plan gives a swift kick in the head to hardworking individuals without kids, with grown kids or without custody of kids.These are the individuals who need for earned income to cover household bills.

CA — and the USA, in general — hates those without spousal income or access to welfare / tax welfare for womb productivity who never miss a day of work and who often produce more at work. We get punished, while a refundable child tax credit that was already at a $6,444 max was doubled for the discriminatory mom gangs that comprise most of the workforce in many industries.

Individuals who bust their cans to keep the crony-parent managers in bonuses and lengthy babyvacations, the ones who generate more sales and retain more accounts, including the accounts of the absentee mom-gang employees who get the doubled child tax credit, get $24 more per paycheck due to this tax plan. That will not come close to covering rent that now eats up more half of their earned-only income. 

California — of all states in this so-called liberty-focused country — used to be synonymous with freedom and individualism. Now, it is the ultimate welfare state, where, if you fit in the social-engineering category of “working family,” your big bills are paid by the state for copulation & reproduction. 

Outside of a few high-paying positions, if you are an individual, hard work will be used against you. It will not get you anywhere at all, but maybe living in your car. Even the hard work needed to land high-paying positions in hard fields, like the tech industry, does not take indudual employees very far due to the taxes needed to sustain the social-engineering project that rewards sex and reproduction for citizens and immigrants, legally and illegally in the country.

I am also pretty sure that CA is responsible for the copious mom-bonding rituals in so-called “work”places.

When the moms are at work, rather than absentee (for kids), they are often planning the next baby-mommy-look-alike-bulletin-board-decorating contest, Halloween dress-up day, adult cubicle Easter egg hunt, tacky Christmas sweater contest, kindergarten-circle mom-bonding meeting with a one-by-one exchange of stories about our kids, family day picnic and spin-the-wheel contest with candy prizes.

It all sounds sweet, but in reality, these are the cattiest dens of idle bullies that I have seen since junior high school. 

Participation in this sort of thing is super important to job retention where I live—————much more important than selling and retaining far more new-business accounts than most colleagues and attending work every day, all day.

CA was the thought leader in this silly stuff. As long as companies can churn hard, productive workers, keeping on mostly the welfare-supported or the spousal-supported workers, both of which now have doubled child tax credits for womb productivity, they can keep labor costs down. Those employees do not need decent pay due to their unearned-income streams.

In my state, the entertainment for the absentee-mom gangs is not as expensive as the CA version. 

https://www.google.com/amp/amp.dailycaller.com/2015/11/12/yahoo-ceo-spe…

 

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Blankone Endgame Napoleon Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:56 Permalink

RE: "California — of all states in this so-called liberty-focused country — used to be synonymous with freedom and individualism. Now, it is the ultimate welfare state"

Cali in the 50's. 60's, 70's and into the 80's was viewed as a golden gem with diverse natural wonders and climates. Bless with the ability to grow food easily, good fishing, sea life, bikini's, - just everything. Maybe be a surf bum for a few years. In the 80's it changed to a view as where all the nuts rolled to, disco, cocaine and more cocaine, welfare state with real bums everywhere (diff from surf bums), growth of extreme liberalest thought, and illegal's (already).

Now the crowded beaches seem filled with latins and other foreigners, and many low life's with no respect etc.. But then I'm just going off what I read and the video's I see. Then again, it does appear to have gone from Baywatch to Beach Patrol even on TV.

In other states where being a ski bum for a few years was once a thought it does not even seem possible. Illegals have taken all the subsistence jobs, cops roust you for sleeping in your van and the community has little tolerance. Some years ago Warren Miller almost went to jail as a sex offender when a kid saw him during the day changing his pants (not underwear) in a ski town parking lot to go to a meeting. Kid was no where near him immediately starting screaming and screaming for help at the sight of a late middle aged man changing pants, during the day, with an open car door.

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Anonymous IX Blankone Wed, 01/17/2018 - 13:58 Permalink

You're right, Blankone.  The major factor which is rarely acknowledged involves recent immigrants showing very little respect.  They have little respect for their neighborhoods, other people, or absorbing the current culture.  They lack respect.  If someone comes into your house and immediately begins showing lack of judgement and respect toward you, what do you do?

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aardvarkk Blankone Wed, 01/17/2018 - 14:09 Permalink

Took my daughter to Disneyland a few years back.  Some of the most fun we ever had, but in between times at the park and beach, I just looked around and felt awful at what those people have done to their own people.  Bums panhandling on the freeway, that sense of quiet desperation in every person with a "working" job (convenience store clerks, wait staff, hotel clerks).  How is it that for what a person out there pays for a 2-bed, 1-bath 600 sq ft "house" on a postage stamp lot in the middle of nowhere, I can get a 5-bed, 4-bath 4000 sq ft house on one or more acres 5 miles out of town?  They have destroyed everything they touched, and if you reveal yourself to be on the other side politically, you'd better carry a weapon and be good with it.  No tolerance, no civility, no brains.

I want to retire somewhere warm in maybe 10-15 years...but it will be to Florida, where I've seen real signs of civilization and civility.

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IridiumRebel markitect Wed, 01/17/2018 - 13:16 Permalink

The primary demographic is liberty loving people who see the shit show you and yours are turning the country into. Better hope this sticks to a debate. Any more push back from what the bulk of Americans desire, and you’ll see some real push back. If the left didn’t own the MsM as a fucking PR firm, you’d understand the true pulse of the country.

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Anonymous IX Icahn C Yourshorts Wed, 01/17/2018 - 14:08 Permalink

You're an asshole, Icahn.  I sat in my county's welfare office when my friend, who worked all his life, paid his taxes, and took care of himself, was dying of colon cancer and saw woman after woman after woman go out with a new born babe in her arms and given every assistance possible while my friend was given obstacle after obstacle simply trying to qualify for assistance to cover his medical bills.  Their attitude toward my friend was appalling:  they couldn't wait for him to get the hell out of their god damn miserable selfish office.  My friend, meantime, was so weak that he collapsed at one point while waiting. Thanks Clark County, Nevada!!!  You sure did right by my friend.

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MEFOBILLS Icahn C Yourshorts Wed, 01/17/2018 - 14:08 Permalink

your rant borders on psychopathic - scary..

 

Let's focus on the facts rather than ad-hominems.  His facts about California in the PAST are correct, and his facts about today's California are correct.

You are the one who is fact challenged, calling out ad-hominems, and don't want to deal with reality - you are the scary one.  Pull your head out of your ass.

California's decline can be traced to proposition 13 in 1978, which untaxed land and put the burden on income. 

It is basic economics that taxes should be applied to natural monopolies.  California then became californicated as rentiers proceeded to immigrate turd worlders and cost shift the burden onto middle class (income taxpayers.)

Another problem is that Cali looooney-tune laws can make it through legislature too easily.  Texas has more things right, land taxes, and the legislature only meets about every two years, so crazy shit cannot get legs. Women especially cannot maintain their histrionics for two years, to get a law passed.  In Texas, Latino's are surprisingly rational, as they are land and business owners.

In California, your "latinos" are following black gang culture.  You are californicated, you fucked it up.  Own it.

The new California better take a close look at what caused California to self destruct, and not replicate it.  It was much better in the past, and that's a fact jack.  The population was mostly white, the women were beautiful, and the state functioned well.  Look what you have done, you should be ashamed.

New california can immigrate farm labor with farm visas, then send the Mexican's home after crop picking is done, like it was done in the old days. It is UNCOOOL and a form of theft to shift the tax burden onto educating and raising other Nation's children.  Also, these children of illegal immigrants are not the brightest bulb on the tree, and represent a long term negative to the state.  You cannot fix stupid, it's genetic. 

Our ancestors knew the apple did not fall far from the tree.

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Mr Hankey Xena fobe Wed, 01/17/2018 - 15:30 Permalink

Blow me,cuckfag.I can't survive in your world. You want& need too fucking  much.EN is butt-ignorant about everything that happens outside his cubicle. He is a total normie faggot who whines incessantly about his personal problems. I can live off what you duhgreed pruhfessionals muh-lennials throw away. The lifestyle your naive cucked,white parents and grandparents  enjoyed is NEVER,EVER coming back. 

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