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The Need for New California
The U.S. Declaration of Independence of 1776, the Alta California Declaration of Independence of 1836 and the Sonoma Proclamation of 1846 declared the Right of the People in the states of Alta California and California respectively to throw off the bonds of tyranny.
Constitutional Authority to Act
The current state of California has become governed by a tyranny, which rivals those expressed in the above documents. Therefore the United States Declaration of Independence of 1776, the Constitution as adapted in 1783 by the Congress of the United States of America, the Alta California Declaration of Independence of 1836, the Sonoma Proclamation of 1846, and the California State Constitution of 1848 Mandate the Right, the Responsibility, the Duty of the People who are suffering the long train of abuses and usurpations at the hands of a tyrannical government to abolish and make new a government by the People and for the People under GOD.
Article IV Section 3 of the United States Constitution
“New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new States shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the Junction of two or more States, or parts of States, without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress.”
United States Declaration of Independence
“Whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such Principles and organizing its Powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness”.
The State Splitting Process
The Precedence was set in 1861 when West Virginia was split from Confederate Virginia as Virginia tried to secede the Union. The process begins when a state’s legislature first votes to split the state. Once the measure in the form of a resolution passes both the State Assembly and Senate it is submitted to Congress. Both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate must vote to pass the resolution in order to split the state.
No State has been brought into the Union that could not demonstrate its ability to self govern. New California will demonstrate a governance system as modeled by the U.S. Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights.
County Committees will be established in all counties that want to join the New California State Movement. These County Committees will serve as local governance centers and will be directly involved with the New California State movement activities. Representatives from each county will be selected to represent their respective counties on the Council of counties Committee. The County Committees will be instrumental in establishing local autonomy and outreach in their respective counties. County Committees will serve as the basis for a Legislature.
Council of Counties Committee is comprised of representatives from the County Committees. The Council will be tasked to establish a Legislature, Judiciary, Executive, Declaration of Independence and Constitution for New California.
Established by the Council of Counties Committee the New California Legislature will be tasked with representation of their respective counties to the Legislature and will be actively engaged in all matters leading to statehood at the State of California and Federal levels. The Legislature will be established as a part time legislature. New California will follow a judiciary established by the New California State Constitution and will be in full compliance with United States of America Jurisprudence.
New California will elect a Governor according to the provisions in the New California Constitution.
In order to have a viable New California Constitution the Declaration of Independence for New California must work in tandem with it. A day of Independence will be declared to proclaim the intent to separate from the State of California in accordance with the provisions of Article 4 Section 3 of the United States Constitution. Declaring the Day of Independence will be the first step in the process necessary to establish the New California Constitutional Convention. The Declaration process will serve to reflect the Will of the People of New California.
During the process of the Declaration, a Constitutional Convention will be convened with the representatives of Counties of New California. The New California Constitution will be consistent with the United States Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Ratification of the New California Constitution will serve as the Will of the People in New California.
At all times representatives from New California will stand ready to work with California State representatives and Federal representatives to complete the separation process in an orderly fashion following all federal and state laws.
New California will be the 6th largest State behind New York (bigger than Illinois and Penn), It’s Estimated 25-27 seats in the US House of Representatives will go to New California. Old California will become the 2nd most populous state behind Texas and ahead of Florida, losing 25-27 seats in the US House of Representatives. The 5 Southern New California counties have a population of just over 11million. If they were to break away, they would be a state the size of Ohio, probably larger as some other counties might join.