The secessionist bug has bitten Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone.
An excerpt from The Desert Sun's Political Insider:
Stone, a Republican, just unveiled a proposal to have Riverside and 12 other counties split from California and create the new State of South California.
“Our taxes are too high, our schools don’t educate our children well enough, unions and other special interests have more clout in the Legislature than the general public. It has to change.”
Besides Riverside County, the new state would include the counties of Imperial, San Diego, Orange, San Bernardino, Kings, Kern, Fresno, Tulare, Inyo, Madera, Mariposa and Mono.
I strongly approve. As a resident of Riverside county, I am going to send him a note showing my support for this proposal.