Get ready, America -- there's a movement that aims to separate the bulk of California from the coastal part, in a bid to become the 51st state.
On Monday, the founders of 'New California' read their own Declaration of Independence, stating that "after years of over taxation, regulation, and mono-party politics, the State of California and many of it’s 58 Counties have become ungovernable."
USA Today writes:
The group, organized with a council of county representatives and various committees, hopes to model their split after the state of West Virginia. That's according to CBS, whose Sacramento affiliate filmed the reading in a sparsely crowded conference room.
Claiming the authority of Article 4, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution, the aspiring 51st state plans to convince California's legislature to split the state before submitting the resolution to Congress.
The effort remains, to be clear, a long shot.
What do you think about New California?