In recent years there’s been a lot of talk about different states seceding, from Alaska wanting to leave the union, to Texas, and many others which all coincidentally happened right around the time Obama was elected to a second term. (huffingtonpost) These talks have been hot and cold for a while now, but in the end everyone accepts that it’ll never really happen, no state wants to actually give up all the privilege of statehood in what’s still widely considered the greatest nation on the planet. (abcnews) Much like the loudmouth at any workplace who threatens to walk out because they don’t feel like they’re appreciated enough, at the end of the day they’re full of hot air and they don’t have any desire to lose their job, so they’ll continue to talk big while never actually going through with their plans. (thegrindstone) Nobody ever really expects anything to happen, much like many other things in this world we get that whole “it’ll never happen” attitude and typically when it comes to a state breaking apart from the United States, the majority of people will be proved to be right about that one. (clarionledger) While no state will ever actually secede from the Union, that doesn’t mean other states may not be formed out of an already existing state.
We won’t see Texas, Alaska, Mississippi, Alabama, or any other state step away from the United States anytime soon, but there’s a new movement in California to separate one massive state into six smaller states, a move that could help the economic situations as well as making the political landscape much more intriguing. (washingtonpost) While the whole six state deal isn’t likely to ever actually occur, there’s another movement under way to at least turn one section of the state into it’s own entity, making it officially the 51st state. (msn) With the one of the largest economies in the world, and their terrible budget issues, something has to be done and it may need to be something big and rather drastic, and you don’t get much larger or more drastic than splitting apart from one state into multiple others. (forbes) While I would consider full legalization and taxation of marijuana first, if all else fails tearing apart the state into separate entities may be the answer. In this world, nothing is certain, but one thing that could be seen as such is that as California goes economically, so goes the Nation, we need to get it back on track before we fall off the cliff.