Tim Draper’s ballot initiative to split California into six states has garnered enough signatures to get onto the 2016 ballot.

Regardless of whether this is actually a good idea vis-a-vis the ultimate implementation, it’s fantastic to see that people – 1.3 million, so far, in the case of Tim Draper’s initiative – recognize that government itself is a problem and that there is a way to try to fix it – namely, by trying to fix it and by recognizing that trying to fix it almost certainly means breaking it and/or starting from scratch.

There has been remarkably little innovation in government in the United States since its birth. It’s encouraging to see that maybe, finally, we’ll be getting some.

Joseph Ivy would approve.

-JD Cross