So have you heard the latest from the land of fruit and nuts (California)? There is going to be a proposal on the ballot later this year to split the state into 3 states. Apparently (in the eyes of many) the state is just too large to manage so it makes sense (to them) to just create three new states.

So have you heard the latest from the land of fruit and nuts (California)?  There is going to be a proposal on the ballot later this year to split the state into 3 states.  Apparently (in the eyes of many) the state is just too large to manage so it makes sense (to them) to just create three new states.
Simple right?  Just split into 3 and go along on your merry way.  I’m sure that none of them ever thought that “wow” they would get 4 more Senators in the U.S. Senate and give them a little more clout.  I’m sure that never entered anyone’s mind.
Of course this is so farfetched that it will never really happen.  First it would have to be approved by the voters in California (that would probably be the lowest bar to hurdle) but then it would have to go through an exhausting and laborious process through Congress before it could ever become reality.  I’m not holding my breath but it does bring up some interesting points.
I have a much better idea.  Why don’t we just let them secede from the country and try to make it on their own?  Of course then they would be responsible for their own needs and their own debt.  Heck, it might even be worth it to the rest of us to forgive what they owe us if we could get out from under the problems they have.
A Forbes magazine article reports that by some sources, California has almost $800 billion in unfunded infrastructure needs and “California state and local governments owe $1.3 trillion as of June 30, 2015”.  And that was as of 3 years ago and who knows if that is a true figure.  I would guess that the number is much larger.
And then of course there is the issue of wanting sanctuary status.  Many in the state want to protect anyone that comes into this country with no questions asked and no repercussions for entering illegally.  Heck, they embrace illegals and do anything they can to make them feel right at home.
California is, arguably, the most regulated governmental entity in the world and one of the most taxed states in the U.S.  And the “geniuses” wonder why even CNBC reported that “Californians fed up with housing costs and taxes are fleeing state in big numbers.”
I’m just surprised that they are in the boat that they are when they have so many celebrities living in the state.  I guess that the liberal actors are so busy trying to tell the rest of us how we should live that they don’t have time to help make their own state more successful.  

Many of them seem to think that their celebrity status makes them an expert on politics so please turn your efforts inwardly.  Oh wait, maybe that’s why they are in the mess they are already.  Never mind.

So that’s my thought – forget the split among the state and let them try it on their own for awhile.  I’m pretty sure that they wouldn’t like it.  But, what do I know?  I’m just a taxpayer subsidizing their liberal spending habits.  Thanks California.

Okay, so I will get off my political tantrum and turn to something much more important in life.  Last week we made our regular trip to Houston for scans on my cancer.  Didn’t even get to see the doctor – which is a good thing in this case.  

The Physician Assistant came in and told us that there were absolutely no changes in my disease.  No new tumors and the ones that I have are behaving themselves and not growing.  This is the fourth trip straight trip where we have gotten the same news so the cancer has been stable for the last 15 months.

Just wanted to share that news with those of you who have been so diligent in praying for me and my family on our journey.  Someone told me once that they thought I was the most prayed over person around.  I don’t see that as a problem and I always seek out prayers from anyone that is willing to lift them up.

There are many in this community struggling with a multitude of problems – some physical but many with other issues that they are dealing with in their daily lives.  I truly believe that the most important thing we can do in this life that we have been blessed with is to be there to walk with those that need a friend.
Prayer is essential but so is lending a hand when we see a need.  I pray that I have open eyes to those around me and hope that you do the same.

   

Kevin Wilson writes a column for the Neosho Daily News.