"Most Californians" also hate the new gas taxes, think the fois gras ban is stupid, like using plastic bags and straws, don't mind seeing live animals in pet stores and don't stay up nights wringing their hands about Israel, Myanmar, circumcision or the rights of the homeless to defecate freely on the streets. Yet these are the things our elected officials spend all their time on (because we don't vote, so the same aging hippies and illegal adjacent activists return to office again and again and again). California is dying because the people who live here just don't care. The sitting Mayor of Los Angeles was elected with a mere 11.45% voter turn out. Instead of feeling rightfully humiliated by this he's decided to run for President. We have no shame here.