Attention Real Californians
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Attention Real CaliforniansA Proposal by J.J. Johnson 05/27/03
This message is being written for the vast number of Californians who are disenfranchised by the political process and/or are simply ignored all together. We understand that much of the political bickering in that state only produces a majority of politicians committed to limiting freedom and squandering tax dollars. Despite all the efforts, some say that saving the body politic of the Golden State is hopeless. Fortunately, there is a solution, but we need your help and commitment.
If you live in California, and do not think you are taxed too much, stop reading this letter.
If you think the State of California has 'reasonable' gun laws, ditto.
If you look forward to those clogged freeways whenever you have to drive into the city as well as breathing in all that wonderful smog, then the Southland and Bay Area is the place for you.
If you think that the federal government has the right to completely ignore the will of the most populous state in the nation when it comes to medical marijuana, and throw sick and dying patents in jail, then by all means - stay there.
If none of the above appeals to you, and you are looking for a light at the end of the Sacramento Tunnel, we have a proposition.
Okay, we know those California beaches and landscapes are to die for. And despite all its other ills, it's a pretty cool place. But biting your nails about what will be made illegal next, which neighbor is going to be shot by police or some burglar can be reduced by looking into a concept known as the Free State Project.
The Free State Project is a plan in which 20,000 or more liberty-oriented people will move to a single state of the U.S. pre-selected as already offering personal freedom, where they may live in greater freedom now and work within the political system to reduce the size and scope of government. The success of the Free State Project would likely entail reductions in burdensome taxation and regulation, reforms in state and local law, an end to federal mandates, and a restoration of constitutional federalism, demonstrating the benefits of liberty to the rest of the nation and the world.
Twenty Thousand People - Heck, that's just part of Northern California (a.k.a. - you 'Jeffersonians').
Here's the catch: the over 3000 people that have signed up for this endeavor will soon vote on which state to choose. Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming are near the top of the list, but they are getting fierce competition from eastern states like New Hampshire and Delaware. A conference was recently held to point out the benefits of a Western State. Those Westerners sure could use a healthy number of votes from the Gold Coast.
It's not like this is a new concept to you. Many of your neighbors, relatives and friends have become ex-Californians, and now live among us westerners. Some of you may know of the Free State Project, but are sitting back waiting to see which state will be chosen, not wanting to make your decision until you know. But without your help, that decision might be made for you, making the option of those who go either a 3000 mile drive or a 5 hour plane trip to their new home.
This can be avoided by signing up. It's free. We strongly suggest Californians take a good look at the Free State Project's Web Site. We know about all the bad stereotypes the nation has about California and we know everyone doesn't share the same political beliefs. We know there are a lot of rural and even urban Californians who's opinions don't count due to the large majority of urban voters. Here's is your chance to break free of those chains and make a difference in the coming exodus to a Free State.
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