want CA to break up into smaller states. Why?
Because CA has a lot of electoral votes, that’s why. Like some other, nearby states, the “Left Coast” dominates, effectively rendering the other areas such as the interior voiceless.
If CA were to break into several smaller states, Democrats wouldn’t win the Presidency again for at least a generation. So the last thing they want to see is a dissolution of that impossibly large and diverse state.
Note, this composition of the state is force, not freedom. Given the origins and political philosophy of Leftism, one should not be surprised by the Leftist reaction. No, not surprised at all. They are all about force. THIS is why conservatives want more local governance–it more accurately reflects the will of the people.
And THIS is why direct election of Senators is such a terrible idea. We don’t need increased central control, and that is exactly what direct election of Senators does. It is the root of the evil, though breaking up California helps.
Senators should be chosen locally, by state legislatures. It is just stupid to also directly elect Senators–we already have that for House members. We see this redundant arrangement as “normal” just because we have lived with it so long, but it is a bastardization of the founders’ original intent. One house is to be directly elected and the other chosen by the state legislature. It’s high time we got rid of this pig. and give a little more power to the states.