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It appears that, while still incredibly far from success, the secession movement proposed by county supervisor Jeff Stone of Riverside County is still on the tracks. It is reported the Riverside County Board of Supervisors agreed to endorse secession provided no tax monies were used to promote it:

Elected officials in Riverside County endorsed a proposal Tuesday to discuss cleaving California in two, but with a catch: No public funds can be spent on the budding secessionist movement.

The Governor of California, Jerry Brown, was appropriately respectful of the effort:

It’s a supremely ridiculous waste of everybody’s time,” said spokesman Gil Duran. “If you want to live in a Republican state with very conservative right-wing laws, then there’s a place called Arizona.’

People are doing exactly that!  This sarcastic answer would be more amusing had this story not appeared in CNN Money the very same day!  One of the states seeking California business is Arizona!

And governors around the country, smelling blood in the water, have stepped up their courtship of California companies. Officials in states like Florida, Texas, Arizona and Utah are telling California firms how business-friendly they are in comparison.

And why is that?  Remember this is CNN Money not Fox News!

Buffeted by high taxes, strict regulations and uncertain state budgets, a growing number of California companies are seeking friendlier business environments outside of the Golden State.

The Golden State was ranked as WORST to do business by Chief Executive (that is corporate CEOs) magazine for SEVEN years.  SEVEN YEARS!  It take work to do that.  That has got to be a record.  A record of liberal futility. (BTW, Gov. Jindal’s Louisiana went up 13 places from 40th to 27th in one year.)  Here’s what the article said:

Wisconsin and Louisiana posted the two biggest gains since 2010, with the latter, along with Oklahoma, also showing the biggest gains over the last five years. By proactively reshaping its posture toward business taxation and regulation, Louisiana has been quietly stealing pages from the Texas playbook.

I feel sorry for all these people – trapped in a state that cannot give up liberalism:

Combined, those counties are home to about 13 million people. Republicans account for the majority of registered voters in all of those counties, except San Bernardino and Imperial.

Supervisor Stone may be more of a visionary than people realize.  I urge all conservatives in CA to help him out.

Would the last business in California turn off the ICLEI-approved light bulb?!



About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)


  1. ssj12 says:

    Florida is far from business friendly. you cannot start a business in this state at all. it will belly up in months.

  2. jksb says:

    Right? Virginia? The Federal government housing unit? They have no problem in Virginia taking Federal money but they do not understand progressive states as in pay your fair share corporate taxes.

    • Tom White says:

      There is no such thing as "Federal Money". There is only taxpayer money. Virginia is taxed, and the Federal Government takes a large cut and returns a portion of what they stole with strings attached. And if you want to talk about fair share, how about tha 50% of Americans like yourself that pay no Federal Income Tax yet demand others pay their share. Nothing fair about that at all. You have no "skin" in the game. If you pay no tax you should lose the right to vote. You are a mooch like all Progressives. Grow up, get a job and contribute to society. Stop working to make other people pay your portion and carry your load. You Progressives are lazy, fat moochers on America. Bloated ticks sapping the lifeblood of the country.


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Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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