Breaking up state is not so radical

If we have a choice of six states with a short ... 40-minute drive ... to another state, then the states will have to think about the constituents more and they will be closer to us,” Draper added. “If they just run average, they will be way more efficient, they will cost us a lot less and they will provide much, much better service than what we are getting today.”

California is so big that it is the equivalent of going from New York to South Carolina, he said. All six states would still be part of the United States – and going from one to another wouldn’t be any different than going from San Diego to Las Vegas or Sacramento to Reno. But residents would be better able to reach their legislators – and they could more easily move to a state with a political culture more reflective of their worldview.

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