Sacramento, CA - In only the second time in U.S. history, 49 states
will be voting to recall California. If the measure succeeds, California
will be forced to renounce statehood and will either become a sovereign
nation of its own, or join with another nation such as Mexico.
The United States may be taking a new
shape in December
(shown with Madagascar)
American history professor, Ernest Detor, explained the historic
ramifications. "According to Section 12, Article 3 of the
United States Constitution, if 80% of the states agree then a recall
election can be held. This only happened once before. Back in 1874,
Nebraska faced a recall vote after the rest of the states got tired
of its corny jokes."
Recent events such as the circus surrounding California's own
recall vote of its Governor and the release of the film Gigli has
forced U.S. residents to act. The campaign to recall California
has been funded mostly by Oregon.
"It's ridiculous what is going on out in California. I'm
really ashamed to have them as part of the country," declared
Marisa Ricola from Montpelier, Vermont. "They can't put out
crap like Gigli and expect to remain part of the union."
Sharon Willis, a high school senior at Lincoln Consolidated Schools
in Oklahoma City, said, "I think a strong message is being
sent to all the other states. Behave or be kicked out. You hear
that Canada? Shape up or you could be next."
Up to 100 countries could be on the ballot to replace California.
Already, Puerto Rico, Madagascar, and porn star Portugal have announced
their plans to replace California. To be eligible for replacement
a country needs 3,500 people and must submit a $100 application
President Bush expressed relief and said that while losing a large
state like California would hurt tax revenue, at least his re-election
campaign would be a lot easier.
California, which became the 31st state in 1850, will face the
recall on November 19th.
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