The latest entry in the sweepstakes is Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone. Last year he failed to get elected to the State House. This year he says he never wanted to be part of their stupid state house anyway. He's going to form his own state and it's going to be super awesome.
Stone, a Republican, just unveiled a proposal to have Riverside and 12 other counties split from California and create the new State of South California.
The county news release doesn’t indicate whether Stone’s floated the idea with the other counties, or if his own colleagues would even support such a drastic move.
But county release did say the new state would be run by a part-time legislature in order to provide more "local control." The new state’s legislators would be get a $600 monthly stipend but no other benefits.
Besides Riverside County, the new state would include the counties of Imperial, San Diego, Orange, San Bernardino, Kings, Kern, Fresno, Tulare, Inyo, Madera, Mariposa and Mono.
Should Riverside County supervisors back Stone’s plan, county staff will organize a meeting with the other counties’ supervisors and city councils to sort out the myriad of details.
That includes whether to end term limits, how to defend the new state borders and how to tax residents, according to the county news release.
The first step in defending the borders will be to sieze the armories and demand the northerners evacuate Fort Sumter.
"Are there huge challenges? Absolutely," Stone said in the news release.
"But the destruction of California has to stop and we won’t know what we can accomplish unless we sit down and consider the possibilities."
The destruction of California can only be stopped by destroying California.