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posted by cmn32480 on Thursday June 14 2018, @09:48AM   Printer-friendly
from the Calexit-will-return-in-Avengers-4 dept.

Radical plan to split California into three states earns spot on November ballot

California's 168-year run as a single entity, hugging the continent's edge for hundreds of miles and sprawling east across mountains and desert, could come to an end next year — as a controversial plan to split the Golden State into three new jurisdictions qualified Tuesday for the Nov. 6 ballot.

If a majority of voters who cast ballots agree, a long and contentious process would begin for three separate states to take the place of California, with one primarily centered around Los Angeles and the other two divvying up the counties to the north and south. Completion of the radical plan — far from certain, given its many hurdles at judicial, state and federal levels — would make history.

It would be the first division of an existing U.S. state since the creation of West Virginia in 1863.

Also at CNN and The Hill.

Previously: Proposal to Divide California Into Three States Could Land on the November Ballot

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  • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @07:52PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday June 14 2018, @07:52PM (#693138)

    You're not doing well with terminology today.

    A Conservative wants to slow progress to a crawl.
    “A Conservative is someone who stands athwart history, yelling STOP." [] -- William F. Buckley, Jr.

    Someone who wants to go BACK in time, e.g to erase the gains made by The Working Class, women, and people of color in the 20th Century, is a Reactionary. []
    Those people are RADICAL.
    Radical is the OPPOSITE of Conservative.

    -- OriginalOwner_ []

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 15 2018, @05:17PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 15 2018, @05:17PM (#693591)

    Well, not quite.

    You can have a conservative (slow, incrementalist) approach to reactionaryism as well as progressivism.

    You can have a radical (quick, large moves) approach to both as well.

    But you're right about the definition of conservatism.