Victor Davis Hanson on Calexit: Natural Resources Are In Red Parts Of The State Staff
Posted: Aug 02, 2017 11:18 AM
Victor Davis Hanson responds to the Cal-exit movement on Tuesday's edition of Tucker Carlson Tonight. He said people aren't leaving the state to spread "California values," but because of the 13% income tax, high gas and sales tax, and poor schools. Hanson also noted California's minerals, oil and agriculture are located in the red parts of the state. He said if Calexit did actually happen the state would become an apartheid society. TUCKER CARLSON: Victor Davis Hanson is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stamford, he's a professor at Cal State University, Fresno, he has been in California all his life. His family has been there for over 100 years, he has watched the state change. He joins us now. Did you just hear that interview? VICTOR DAVIS HANSON, HOOVER INSTITUTION: What's that? Yes, I heard that. CARLSON: So, he said two things that really struck me. One, no, he does not think that California has much in common with the rest of the country. And two, yes, the middle-class is leaving. He was honest enough to admit that. And that is a good thing, what do you make of that? HANSON: Yes. Well, it is unhinged because about 75 percent of the geography of California is red. And we have these two Californians from San Diego -- where about 30 million people live, but if you were going to secede all of the minerals, the oil, the agriculture is farmed or worked or mined by conservatives. And