Effort to create a new state is a waste of time
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 — In principle, the movement to make Northern California its own state makes sense. Our voices are but a whisper when compared to those in the urban south. Our lack of representation in matters that affect us is very similar to the injustices that prompted our forefathers to declare independence from England.
But the reality is much different. No matter how many small northern counties endorse the creation of a new state, it’s not going to happen in our lifetime.
While many of us might find it appealing to carve out a 51st state from the crags, buttresses and mountains many “Jeffersonians” call home, there are a bevy of factors those supporters are not taking into account.