“With the reading of their own version of a Declaration of Independence, founders of the state of New California took the first steps to what they hope will eventually lead to statehood. CBS Sacramento reports they don’t want to leave the United States, just California.
“‘Well, it’s been ungovernable for a long time. High taxes, education, you name it, and we’re rated around 48th or 50th from a business climate and standpoint in California,’ said founder Robert Paul Preston.
“The state of New California would incorporate most of the state’s rural counties, leaving the urban coastal counties to the current state of California.
“But unlike other separation movements in the past, the state of New California wants to do things by the book, citing Article 4, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution and working with the state legislature to get it done, similar to the way West Virginia was formed.”
Using evolutionary models, the researchers showed that the ancestors of the first Native Americans started to emerge as a distinct population about 35,000 years ago. About 25,000 years ago, this group mixed and bred with ancient north Asians in the region, the descendants of whom went on to become the first white Europeans to settle the New World.One theory, supported by Willerslev, states white Europeans traveled to North America in a single wave of migration 20,000 years ago. While those who settled in the north became the Beringians, others moved south some 15,700 years ago and split into the northern and southern Native Americans.