Non veni pacem mittere, sed gladium.
There has been a lot of talk of this over the years. California needs to be broken up into three or four pieces, but the government doesn't want it because it breaks up the monopoly.
Too many new Republican senators, as well.
Like Topsy, it grows.Economically speaking, that version works pretty well.
You'd need to deep-six the wine country, for a start. Sonoma County in particular was once characterized by no less than The Congressional Record as "the leftmost county in America."
Yet it would serve as an excellent jumping off point for the invasion and pillaging of San Francisco.
is there really anything in Frisco you would want to pillage...
There's the mint...
You can't separate the productive people from the welfare parasites; the latter would starve!
And I'd have fun watching them get thin. I'm tired of the slackers, the stupid and the rent seekers. Unless you have a legit excuse, you'd better be pulling your own weight in the State of Jefferson.