Silicon Valley venture capitalist, and 1980’s comedy movie “evil billionaire businessman” archetype Tim Draper, no relation to Don, loves California so much that he wants there to be six of them.
Draper has gathered 1.3 million signatures in an effort to get a measure on the ballot where voters would decide if California should split into six separate, new states. Wow, that’s a lot of new states for the rest of the country to hate.
Draper argues that California is so large with 38 million residents that it has become ungovernable and that by breaking it up into smaller bite size states, government officials will be better able to serve and represent the people. That, or as his critics have pointed out he just wants to create an electoral map that would blatantly benefit his own interests. If it goes through the newly formed states would be Jefferson, North California, Silicon Valley, Central California, West California and South California.
West California Side, or Jefferson Side or... Whatever.
But what if he’s right? Carve California up like a California avocado and see what happens. Plus it could be a big boost to the map industry with everyone having to buy new maps and globes for the children. Hey, wait a minute, does Draper own the map company?! Someone look into that.
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Here is the Six California’s pitch explaining how bigger isn’t always better, it’s not the size it’s the technique that counts.
So what do you think? Would you want to see six new California’s? Or is one enough?
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