By Irene F. Starkehaus -
Entrepreneur and venture capitalist Tim Draper believes that the time has come to divide California into six individual states for the purpose of improving government accountability. His organization is currently labeling those regions as Jefferson, Northern, Central, West, South and Silicon Valley.
Government accountability? It's a radical idea, I know. In fact, it's an idea that has some elected officials in an absolute tizzy…not just in California but nationwide.
And any time establishment politicians have such a primeval reaction to a new idea, it ought to get the rest of us standing at attention, don't you think?
At first glance, breaking up California kind of looks like an extreme idea. Change the map? Change is hard for most of us, so I ask you to put aside the emotional scars that would occur over the loss of symmetry to Old Glory for just a moment because I promise you the chaos of having to rewrite Fifty Nifty United States will be overcome. Time heals all wounds.