Wednesday, 1 August 2018

The Next California Exit

I sat today reading over this newest California-exit plan.  This idea is that the eastern portion of California would be given back to the “autonomous Native American nation.” (aNAn)

There are several problems with this.  First, they put it up as a ballot measure.  If voted upon and reaching a passing rate....neither the State Constitution nor the federal government.....have any method to really make this work.

Second, if a regular guy owned property in this region?'d have to compensate the guy, and I would imagine this would get up into the hundreds of billions.  Who would pay it?

Third, who exactly is the aNAn?  I could see a dozen tribes trying to get 'respect' and having control over this region, with this going into twenty years of legal challenges.

Fourth, Why limit this to the eastern side of California?  Why not the entire state? Or why not the western end? 

Fifth, there are dozens of federal parks, reservations, and military sites in this region.  I just don't see the federal government giving them up.

On paper, it's interesting....beyond that, it's a joke.

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