Why shouldn't California become its own country?

Of course, I'm speaking hypthetically. I'm not trying to incite civil war here. But I would like to hear your opinions. If California were a nation, its economy would be ranked 10th in the world (The World Factbook, published by the US's Central Intelligence Agency). (Sources within California claim... show more Of course, I'm speaking hypthetically. I'm not trying to incite civil war here. But I would like to hear your opinions.

If California were a nation, its economy would be ranked 10th in the world (The World Factbook, published by the US's Central Intelligence Agency). (Sources within California claim it would rank 6th or 7th place.)

"California is responsible for 17% of the United States' gross domestic product (GDP). The state's GDP is at about $1.5 trillion (as of 2004)."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_California#California_as_an_independent_nation

Blair's agreement with Schwarzenegger this week brought me to this question.

For Schwarzenegger's criticism of Bush's leadership regarding global warming and the environment:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060801/wl_uk_afp/britainusclimate_060801055330
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