by Daveda Gruber:
Two men have a campaign has been launched by two men to divide rural California from the coastal cities.
This is motivated by what they referred to as a “tyrannical form of government,” that doesn’t follow the state or federal constitution.
There was a failed 2016 campaign to split California into 6 states. This is different.
The “New California” movement was founded by Robert Paul Preston and Tom Reed. It seeks to consolidate rural California into a distinct economy separate from the coast.
Preston and Reed say the citizens of the state live “under a tyrannical form of government that does not follow the California and U.S. Constitutions.”
The founders, Preston and Reed, have evoked Article IV Section 3 of the United States Constitution as validation for establishing a new economy with a new state constitution.
The document states that a consensus must be reached by the state legislatures of California as well as congress. The process could take 10 to 18 months, according to New California representatives.
The New California movement unveiled a Declaration of Independence earlier this past week. It called for a “free and Independent State” with “full power to establish and maintain law and order, to promote general prosperity.”