California Break-Up Not Likely in Texas

California voters will decide this fall if the Golden State should be split into three.  The Cal3 movement seeks to establish three individual states: Northern California, Southern California, and California which would include Los Angeles and the central coastline.  The plan faces an uphill battle---a survey in April showed Californians opposed to it by a 4 to 1 margin.  And even if voters approve of Cal3, it would still have to pass Congress.

Texas has had a strong secession movement for decades, but there hasn't been much of an appetite for breaking the state up.  "Texas people love the shape of Texas, they're enamored with it," says Daniel Miller, president of the Texas Nationalist Movement.  "Texas is Texas, and we may have these different regions, but there is no taste for what's going on in California to happen here."  However, he tells KTRH that there is a taste for secession here.  "The fact is that support for Texas has grown consistently over the last ten years," says Miller 

As for the California plan, Miller feels they are going about it all wrong.  "If the three-state solution passes, then there are three states still under the umbrella of the federal government, still subjected to two-and-a-half million unelected bureaucrats," he says.  "They're going to continue to have this kind of political discontent and chaos until they realize part of the solution for them is the same solution we have here in Texas, and that is to become a self-governing, independent nation-state."

California does have a secession movement of its own called CalExit, which has thus far failed to gain ballot access. 

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