LATIMES by Mark Z. BarabakContact Reporter
If there’s one thing Jed Wheeler and Marcus Ruiz Evans agree on, it’s that things in California need to change.
state sends too much money to Washington, they say, and is both
politically and culturally out of step with a country that lacks its
openness and vitality.
“We can solve our own problems and don’t need to wait on a
government 3,000 miles away,” said Wheeler, echoing Evans’ suggestion
that Democratic-leaning California would be far better off going it
alone as a separate country.
They sharply disagree,
though, on the matter of how and precisely when California should seek a
divorce from the other 49 states.
Evans is pushing a ballot measure that would put the question of
secession before voters in 2018, believing the time has never been so
ripe to form a breakaway nation.