The proponents of dividing California up into six states have enough signatures for the proposal to be on the ballot in 2016. I think this is an idea we will see more of in many states. Urban areas and non urban areas have been growing increasingly antithetical to each other in state after state, politically and culturally. The problems of dividing states, which would have to be approved by Congress as well as state legislatures, are huge but I think the movement for this will grow, and not just on one side of the political ledger. As for myself, I would love to see Illinois divide into two states: The Land of Lincoln and whatever Chicago wants to call itself. If such a measure is ever approved in one state, I think this movement will rapidly sweep across the country. We will see.
“Yes ; the kisses of St. Martin healed the bodies of the lepers : but with me it is the other way,