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Secession Won’t Work

Secessionists invoke Revolutionary War rhetoric, but secession would, in fact, lead directly to taxation without representation.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/community_briefs/article/secession_wont_work_20011102

Last month, the ground lurched beneath the crowd trying to split the San Fernando Valley from the rest of Los Angeles. The Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) determining whether and how breakup proposals reach the ballot, turned the rallying cry of Valley secessionists on its head. Brushing aside any meaningful definition of "self-determination," LAFCO recommends that a new Valley city initially contract for basic services like police and fire from, well, the existing City of Los Angeles.

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