As many of our readers may know, a petition to divide California into 6 different states has been gaining momentum over the past several weeks. Reasons for following through on such a proposal include greater ease of governance as well as more accurate representation of populations in Washington DC. Knowing that many native to the Golden State would be affected, Enabler staff hit the campus this week to gauge student opinion on the matter. Here are some responses.
“The idea that Sacramento can’t manage a population this size is preposterous. I’ve single-handedly governed several nations in central Asia for years and I’ve never had any problems.” -Sandra P., 3rd year Sociology
“Does that mean I won’t have to say ‘hella’ anymore?” -Janet N., 2nd Year Bioscience
“I say we take it one step further. I say we divide it into ‘counties’, say, like, 58 of them, and give them a local government each.” -Rick P., 1st year Criminology
“Absolutely! As a Bay Area native, I’ll look for any excuse to pay out-of-state tuition.”-Valerie J., 2nd year English
“This is absurd. What’s next? Separate parking spots for the handicapped?” -John S., 3rd year MCDB
“I’ve been saying we should do the same thing for years and people look at me like I’m some kind of petition-starter.” -Wally J., 3rd year Oboe Performance
“California is a state?” -Will T., 3nd year Comp Lit