People's Republic of Kalifornia
29 September 2004 - Los Angeles Times
suggesting California’s secession was amusing if nothing else.
It would be something to consider, if only the states’ rights protection
provided by federalism wasn’t already torn asunder by Lincoln in
the War Between the States.
was concerning, however, was Ms. Morrison’s misguided comparison
of "tyranny Texas-style" with the way California is run. The ineffectual
federal ban on "assault weapons" was allowed to sunset, restoring
a freedom lost in 1994 " except to law-abiding citizens in California,
where an equally ineffectual ban is still in place. The federal
government forces businesses to pay a minimum wage, a policy shown
repeatedly to increase unemployment - California businesses are
forced to pay even more, resulting in even more unemployment. Congress
has indicated that the already-strict regulations on automakers
are enough for the moment - California wants to punish them further.
Ms. Morrison would have California and its citizens and businesses
beholden to international groups via the Kyoto accord, where the
U.S. has (so far) maintained its sovereignty from such a group.
examples Ms. Morrison provides illustrate perfectly why California’s
legislature is one of the most tyrannical in the United States today!