The problem with your argument is that California is not Rhode Island. We, as US Citizens, need to be concerned about California that makes up 1/7 to 1/5 of our US GDP depending on how you measure the GDP. Detroit can go to hell in a hand basket and maybe it impacts three other states directly. California has been dragging the US down with it and will destroy us if we don't support the California GOP in pulling it back from the brink. We have been treating CA as the Left Coast, too far away to bother us. Right now, CA license plates are all over NC in advance of the convention. They aren't here to enjoy nature! You cannot run from this because CA politics eventually makes it's way to the most remote corners. We have to make a stand!