posted on Jul, 20 2004 @ 08:19 AM
The days of leaving the "Union" are over. The US would not allow a state to succeed and states do not have the military power to force it. It would
probably cost less to put down a state militia than to remove the 50th star off all the flags.
Also I wonder how much you've traveled if you think CA is so great. I lived in CA for a bit, got a chance to spend time in LA, San Diego, and San
Fran. I've been all over the US. CA isn't exactly a Utopia, I even prefer it out east where i live now.
For starters without the engineering firms, contruction contractors, and raw materials of the rest of the US you can kiss your quake resistant
building good-bye. Offices would be sprawling stucco blobs. And I hope you don't like electricity because even with the help of the US power grid
rolling black outs and brown out are pretty common there. Say good by to satalite communications and TV as well. No military either, thats federal.
And you'd have to figure out what to do with the angry Californians who just lost thier federal money be it welfare, medicade, or social security.
Sure you'd some money at first but without electricity, or the other imported resources (like federal aid and water) the state would quickly turn
into a desert full of hungry people. Unless of course YOU have millions of dollars to buy things from other countries. But money doesn't matter much
when 80% of LA riots across the state because everything went to hell. Not to mention the collapse of industry as it flees to the US where they can
afford power and other resources.