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2018-07-20 10:44 by Karl Denninger
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Anyone writing this sort of column deserves to be a slave because they volunteered:

The right of Californians to self-government and democracy suffered a serious blow Wednesday when the state Supreme Court ordered that a proposition asking voters if they want to break the most populous state in the nation into three states must be removed from the November ballot.

right predates government.

A government can only respect or disrespect a right.  And governments only exist with and so long as the consent of the people exists.

As soon as that ends so does the government.

There are two ways that plays out, if said consent evaporates: peacefully, and not-so-much.

One would always hope for the former, but sadly sometimes people who have government power that has ceased to be consensual refuse to give it up and the second becomes necessary.

The question thus becomes very simple: Is it actually the demand of the people of California to reorganize the state into three, or is this just someone, or a few someones, whining because they didn't get their way?

If the former then you have both the right and indeed the obligation to take care of business.

If the latter, well, then persuasion (until you reach the former state), or if you're unable to do so then moving to a state with a government that better-aligns with what you believe, is the proper path to be on.

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There was another movement awhile back that proposed splitting the state in a way that walled off the major cities from the rest of the state. This proposal almost seemed designed to create 2 new liberal controlled states by including one major metro area in each slice to control it.
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Truly insane that there isn't more outrage. My wife and I are still in the Bay Area not Nevada but now down to one client in the area and moving off grid to the SC mountains Aug 1.
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