Why New California?
California is a failed state and does not provide a federal/republican form of government for the citizens of California. Providing a federal/republican form of government is a Right all Americans are guaranteed by the United States Constitution.
How will New California improve my life?
Citizens of California are presently living under a tyrannical form of government that does not comply with the US Constitution. The current California Constitution and governance systems have been altered so many times over the years that the rights of citizens have been diminished to result in the dictatorial, mono-party system that we experience today.
New California will have a NEW constitution which will restore the liberty and rights guaranteed by the US Constitution.
What is the real state of emergency in California?
The real state of emergency is that
- A tyrant has taken charge of California.
- Individual liberties are being suppressed.
- Businesses work in fear of the state.
- The economy is suppressed by overreaching and unethical environmental policies that overly burden the California citizen.
- The hardworking people of California are forced to finance services for people coming illegally and in some cases, committing crimes.
- Our foundation is broken: The California State Constitution has been amended over 600 times, and is now unrecognizable. To put that in perspective, our US Constitution has been amended only 27 times. To restore the greatness of our state, we must simply begin anew!
How did we get to this point?
Three major events contributed to our current situation:
- Major Event #1: Reynolds V. Sims. (1964): This was a U.S. Supreme Court decision that removed true representation for California. This case eviscerated the Constitutional basis for representation, and ended up handing more power to densely population areas. We should be following the “Little” Federal Model and have our Assembly and Senate elected differently from each other. The Assembly should be based on population and the Senate on Territory (Counties). For example, we currently have one State Senator who represents 11 rural counties, one that represents 7, and one that represents 9. By contrast, Los Angeles County alone has 14 Senators! Counties with diverse interests do not have independent representation. The US Constitution guarantees us a republican form of government, not a majority rule government that deprives lower populated areas from fair representation. What does that mean? A “republican” form of government is one where a state is governed by representatives of the citizen body.
- Major Event #2: Proposition 1A (1966): Just 2 years later, California moved from a part time legislature that met once every two years to one that now meets 11 months out of the year, using all the extra time to pass unnecessary laws, rules and regulations. THE RESULT? Lack of representation (Reynolds v. Sims) combined with a full time unrestricted Legislature (Proposition 1A) have resulted in a fractured state that is weighted towards the highly populated urban areas, and essentially no voice for California citizens who live in rural areas.
- Major Event #3: Proposition 14, The Jingle Primary (2010): To implement this proposition, Article II, Sections 5 and 6 of California’s Constitution required amending. Prop 14 allows only the top 2 Primary candidates to advance to the General election. For many elected offices in a General election, a voter’s choice is now often between two candidates from only one party. The result is that California’s minor or independent parties are eliminated from the General ballot. Thus, voters of the parties not represented in the General election are disenfranchised. Example: June, 2018 Primary Election resulted in 41 legislative seats without Republicans on the ballot. No Republican candidates in 25 of 80 Assembly races, in 6 of 20 State Senate races, in 10 of 53 congressional districts, and NO Republican candidate for the US Senate for the second straight election.
- Population Parity: We will divide the state based on Urban v. Rural which provides an almost equal split based on population:
- Old California Yellow): approx. 20 Million people
- New California (Red): approx. 19.5 Million people
- Restoration of Representation through a Bicameral Legislature, a key element of New California:
- Challenge Reynolds v. Sims to restore true two house (bicameral) representation
- Restore 10th Amendment right to govern ourselves
What will New California do that will be good for me?
New California State Plans To
- Roll back EPA restrictions.
- Lower taxes, especially for businesses.
- Decrease regulations for permits.
- Repeal the Gas Tax.
- Protect and restore 2nd Amendment rights
- Dissolve the California Air Resources Board.
- Restore dams and build more water storage facilities.
- Remove common core from our schools.
- Become a ‘right-to-work’ state, removing the union stranglehold.
- Become a business-friendly state.• Start drilling oil again.
- Stop Geo-engineering.
- Restore proper land management to diminish wildfires threats to the citizenry.
- Have a 10-year plan to pay off the assumed debt of California and have a balanced budget.
Why will New California be good for Old California?
- New California State will offer to take half of California’s current debt, including the State Retirement Benefits already committed to in the counties of New California State.
- With 19.5 million current Californians becoming New Californians, California’s governing burden will be reduced by half, leaving California to more easily govern 20 million remaining citizens lawfully and Constitutionally.
Why will the California legislature go along with this?
- The fiscal demands of the unfunded liability of California state pension plans (including, but not limited to CALPERS and CALSTRS) are unsustainable.
- Only 69% of the pensions in all of California are currently funded. Burden relief will be provided by New California State in assuming this liability for the people in our new state.
- Infrastructure has been ignored for 50 years resulting in $187 Billion unmet infrastructure cost.
- New California State will meet this need.
- 691,000 taxpayers left California in 2018 alone, creating a huge and most likely permanent loss of revenue for California. New California State’s tax structure, business-friendly policies and restoration of personal freedoms will create an environment that may lure taxpayers back to their homeland.
Why do I not get to vote on this?
The framers of the Constitution understood that if a state ended up under tyranny, there was a high likelihood that the election process in that state would be fraud-ridden and inequitable. As it happens, that is exactly the state that we find ourselves in. Therefore, the Constitutional method of securing the state is through a movement of the people, with the agreement of the current legislators (thereby protecting the will of the people.)
The procedure for establishing a new state from an already existing state is specified in Article IV, Section 3, the Admissions Clause of the US Constitution. Once the new state is in place, elections will take place for representatives to replace the designated New California State representatives.
What does California’s financial state have to do with New California State?
California’s failing financial state will be its downfall and will most likely be the major factor in securing an agreement to approve New California State by the current California legislature.
- California cannot afford the benefits and pensions that it has promised to its state employees. When New California State splits off with half of the population, it will assume those liabilities, thereby freeing California to be responsible for funding only those remaining in California.
- To avoid personal liability for legislating the state into financial insolvency, some of California’s current legislators will be very interested in the relief provided by approving New California Statehood and an opportunity it brings to begin anew.
Will New California leave the United States and become another country?
NO! New California wants to be admitted as a new 51st state to the United States.
New California is in the process of separating only from the State of California by using the U.S. Constitution’s Admissions Clause, creating a ‘state split’. The state of West Virginia split from Virginia in the 1860s using the same process that New California will use, specified in Article IV, Section 3 of the United States Constitution.
Are people of other states considering creating new states?
- Californians are not alone in their struggle to be represented.
- Nevada and Illinois will soon follow, among others.
- California WILL BE the first!
What is New California State’s Corporate Status?
New California State is a 501 (c) 4 Corporation in “Good Standing” registered in the State of Nevada.
How is this different from the other attempts to split up California?
Prior attempts (voting on new statehood or suing through the Judiciary) failed because they did not follow the process specified in the US Constitution, Article IV, Section 3, and were deemed unconstitutional.
Is this really possible?
Absolutely, but it requires following the procedures outlined in Article IV, Section 3 of the US Constitution.
- Independence was declared in January of 2018
- 113+ Grievances have publicly and officially been read throughout the state each week
- governing entities and representatives have been designated within the 53 participating counties
- Resolutions been passed, and the New California State Constitution is being established during a series of Constitutional Conventions
- Negotiations will soon begin with California’s current state Legislature to obtain a majority approval vote, which will lead to an appeal to the US Legislature for approval as the 51st state.
It’s a long and arduous process, reflecting the will of the people for mutually beneficial outcomes for all parties concerned.
How and when will it happen?
There are three possibilities:
- The President invokes the Insurrection Act of 1807 as a result of riots, unrest, rights violations, tyranny.
- The President invokes the Emergency Economic Powers Act as a result of California’s economic collapse.
- The New State Option, Article IV, Section 3 of the US Constitution. We have been on this path, with our next steps being to seek the approval of the CA State Legislature and the US Congress.
When we are recognized as a new state depends on how this process plays out.
How can I be involved?
Thank you for asking! Go to our Volunteer [link to Get Involved->Volunteer] page and sign up. We have many needs at this time. Get involved in New California!
What effect will this have on the federal level?
House of Representatives: Our current 53 California House seats will be split giving New California approximately 26 of those seats.
Senate: As a new state, two new Senators will be added to the U.S. Senate to represent New California.
Electoral College: Our current 55 California electoral votes will be split giving New California 27 of those votes.
Who are the new Senators and Assemblymen?
The new senators and assemblymen are people picked by New California State counties who have a vision for and commitment to the New California State. They are Constitutionalists who understand that the current governance of California is corrupt, unscrupulous, unlawful, and injurious to the citizenry. They will be in place for about 18 months until elections for the New California State can be held under the principles of the New California State Constitution.
What happens if Governor Newsom disagrees?
Governor Newsom is irrelevant to this process. The founders realized that if it got to this point where a people were trying to get out from under a tyrant, there should be no say for said tyrant in the process.
Can a state be non-contiguous, its counties not touching?
Yes. Hawaii and Alaska are states, even though not contiguous to the US. Michigan is also non-contiguous with upper Michigan, which attaches to Minnesota. This will be an issue of governance, not one of separation of people. We will have open state borders.
What would prevent this from happening?
- China or Wall Street extending a loan to California.
- The Federal Government once again bailing out California
- Both of these items would, however, just prolong the process. At some point, California will be right back where it is now, in huge debt, and unable to pay for basics, like schools.
- Leadership in Washington, DC willing to hand the nation over to Socialism, Communism and bailing out California.