|West coast nation's captal?
||[Oct. 15th, 2004|09:01 am]
The West Coast's Independence from the US and Cana
If we seceede, then we don't have to chose between two loser candiates for President. VIva WEst Coast.|
MY question is this: Where should the captal be of our free nation? I'd sat somewhere in CA, what about Berkeley?
I vote for Sacramento. It has the infrastructure and the people there already. And, if the seat of government is taken away, the city would shrivel up and die, which would be bad for the economy.
Good pick, but it's not as liberal as the bay. ARe you from Sacto?
Yes I am. The capital city doesn't have to be extremely liberal, and the additional influx of governemnt advisors and folks for the new national government will tip it over into firm liberal territory. If we put the capital in the Bay Area, there are going to be many more complaints from the more conservative citizens, and we will need their support in the new government's formative years and onward.
Okay, but so long as it's not too conservative. In a few years, Sacto will get liberal enough, what with all the bay people moving there every year.
But you are correct, ifd we put the capital in an extremly liberal spot, the conservatives from elsewhere may try to suceede from us and either rejoing to USA or form their own country, which is of course bad..... ;(
I vote for Eugene Oregon because it would be in the center and it is like the epicenter for liberals!
PROS: Centrally located for most of the new nation, good climate, nice people, liberals but conservative enough for AZ and NV...
Cons: Berkeley is moRE liberal, Eugene isn't in CA, Ducks fans everywhere (Just kidding ya).
Neither Eugene nor Berkeley have the infrastructure in place to support the seat of a national government. Eugene's not very large and is somewhat isolated for a capital, and Berkeley does not really have room to grow (and would be permanently overshadowed by San Francisco).
Yeah, yoiur right. I'm not from Eugene or Berkeley so I don't mind if the captal wasn't there. Sacto is growing and they already have buildings in place. Arnold isn't using the old governor's mansion anymore.
A new mansion is supposed to be built in West Sac, because the current mansion (in Carmichael) isn't so great. Arnold is staying at the Hyatt downtown on weekdays,a nd flies back to Brentwood for the weekend. I also hear that he and Maria Shriver are searching for property in Granite Bay, Sacramento's premier area for pretentious and loaded suburbanites.
you guys have it all wrong. Arcata, CA should definitely be the capital. it's so perfect, i dont even have to explain why.
Arcata is a nice town, grnated, but it doesn't have the population or infrastructure to support a national government. Plus, it is in an area where the growth needed would be quite threatening to the environment. And, again, it has a very liberal reputation, too liberal for the purposes of solidarity. It might help keep Jeffersonians reined in a bit better (although Redding, Yreka, Eureka, or Crescent City might be better for that, if they had the infrastructure, which they don't), but just giving them their own state will work well enough.