New secession movements in California and elsewhere in America are getting real attention from policy experts.
If Donald Trump was elected, a lot of people in California signed a petition that supports the state’s secession from the United States, It was not difficult, the movement seriously—we have a war about this?
But there is another secession in California and elsewhere in America, that is getting real attention from policy experts. While it is unlikely to be successful, the idea of intra-state secession—a section of a state to secede to a state of their own—growing in popularity. And there is even a Constitutional, to do it well.
In the last few decades, the political differences between rural areas and urban areas seem to be more and more stringent. This has led to political subdivisions in certain States, where, often, the rural areas with a low population, the feeling of being smothered by their city brethren.
As Joel Kotkin, a fellow at Chapman University in Orange, California. and author for The Human city: urbanity ForThe Rest Of Us, telling Fox News, “The worst thing in the world to be, is the red part of a blue state.”
He looks at his home state of California and looks at the many clashes between the coastal cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles, and the more conservative circles in the interior. This led to the New California movement, organized in 35 circles, the search to two States, where there was one). Other plans have California split into three States, or even six. It should be noted that these new States would be greater still, as many on the East coast, and the more residents than many in the West.
Kotkin feels this movement is driven by the policy, such as the $15 minimum wage, “which makes sense in San Francisco, but not useful in Fresno.” He adds that this runs in California are “fundamentally authoritarian,” with “not much tolerance for any kind of economic or political diversity.” As he puts it, their attitude is “‘We know the truth, we know what is right, and it must apply to all.”
Kotkin further information, it is not only California where this blue and red battle, on the March, but on the West coast, where in Eastern Oregon struggles against the policy of Portland and eastern Washington against Seattle. For that matter, there is a Chicago vs downstate Illinois, and New York City versus New York state. And the political divisions are not only economic, but often also to traditional versus progressive policy on issues like marijuana, gun control and the environment.
This is the reason why there is a movement in New York for the Hinterland of split from downstate. As the Republican state senator Joseph Robach puts it, “We overwhelmed…by are fully the policy of New York City.” In the years 2009 and 2011, he led the bills to hold a referendum on secession. And in 2015, there was a rally in favour of the elaboration of a new state, with the support of more than a dozen groups, frustrated by the policies of the democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo.
All of these secession captured the announcement of the University of Tennessee law Professor Glenn Reynolds, who is recently out of a new paper, “split Sylvania: state secession and What to speak.”
He notes that article IV, section 3 of the Constitution can be added for new States in the union, although there is no new state can be formed, in an old state, without the consent of the Landtag as well as of the Congress. That’s a pretty high hurdle. But Reynolds told Fox News, not insurmountable.
It is well made, but a long time ago. For example, Vermont split from New York in 1791, and Maine to secede from Massachusetts in 1820, and West Virginia to secede from Virginia during the civil war in 1863. It has not yet been formed, all the States of the secession, in the modern history of the United States.
What’s more, the Americans seem to be accustomed to the idea of the 50 States, Hawaii included, the last in the Union in 1959. As Reynolds emphasizes, “for most of the history of the country, we have a new state every few decades…now we act as if 50, set in stone. There is a plausible argument, we would be better off with more States. It would be more representative.”
While it seems that the head of the state power, heads like, Reynolds offers a scenario, where the politicians welcome may be the formation of a new entity. “If you’re a California politician, you spend a lot of time to fight your way to the top. And the Problem is it is a really large country, there are a lot of other people to fight the attempt to make your way to the top…[If the state splits, there is] a small pond, but you are a big fish.”
More important than the formation of new States, but Reynolds feels that we should the disputes, which make the citizens support secession. of the problem, he believes, goes back to the Supreme court case “Reynolds v. Sims” (1964), which declared the country days (to be divided in contrast to the U.S. Senate) according to the population, not the geographical area. As Reynolds explains, “under the old system, the rural areas of the display have more, and under the new system, they received much less.” This has helped lead to the current situation in rural areas feel under-served.
Reynolds hopes it will be less dramatic solutions than the secession can relieve, such as the Congress-articles of incorporation (or, in some cases, executive orders) to the pressure. Reynolds thinks they have the Constitutional authority to remedy the situation, in particular in the context of the guarantee clause, which States, “The United States guarantee to each state within this Confederation a Republican Form of government.”
To protect Reynolds points that the civil rights laws that passed the unjust treatment of minorities, which could act as a model for the Congress. He noted, “most of the Federal laws are written to leave member States the authority to impose stricter regulations, but if it seems like the burden…falls disproportionately on a minority in a state that makes no real political…then I think it is fair for the Federal government to protect step in, and you.” To Reynolds, this mean that laws that limit how far States can go in terms of “environmental, firearms, wages, and…things that the people in rural areas are unhappy about it.”
This may seem like extreme intervention, to some, but it is much less extreme than secession.
As Reynolds puts it, “when I think people talk about the desire to split from your state, and make a new one, there are obviously some significant misfortune, and if we can do things that are relatively low-cost …to fix it, that we should probably. At least, we should be thinking about.”
Steve Kurtz is a producer for the Fox News Channel, and author of “Steve’s America (the perfect gift for the people, by the name of Steve)”.