As a California Republican, I have known for a long time that my vote doesn’t count. Take the recent California Senatorial race as an example. THERE WAS NO REPUBLICAN ON THE BALLOT! And there was NO SPACE FOR A WRITE IN CANDIDATE! As well, the State government is Democrat from stem to stern. So is my County government.
I have learned to live with this. But, this year all of those California Democrats got a shock. The Republican candidate won the presidential election. These “citizens” can’t imagine that everyone does not think exactly as they do. So what is their plan to salve their bruised little egos?
[Source: Secession: California Liberals Want To Leave U.S. Over Trump Win, by Matt Vespa]
According to The Hill, California liberals are going to seek out signatures to secede from the Union.
A group of California liberals, horrified at President-elect Donald Trump’s win on Tuesday, is taking the first steps toward what it hopes will be the next big secession movement.
The Yes California Independence Campaign hopes to place an initiative on California’s 2018 ballot that would call for a special election to decide whether the state should secede to from its own country.
“In our view, the United States of America represents so many things that conflict with Californian values, and our continued statehood means California will continue subsidizing the other states to our own detriment, and to the detriment of our children,” supporters write on their website. “In 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the international community with their ‘Brexit’ vote. Our ‘Calexit’ referendum is about California joining the international community.”
Wow! It appears that in their view every Californian is a progressive/liberal/statist. I guess they missed the fact that one in every three Californians voted for Donald Trump. They also missed the fact that large swaths of California were in favor of Trump.
These snot-nosed babies are missing some important facts:
- If they get their wish, Republicans will win nearly every national election in the future. The largest guaranteed block of electoral votes for Democrats will be taken off the map.
- An 1869 Supreme Court ruling (Texas v. White) prescribes that there are only two ways for a state to leave the union: “through revolution (can you envision the California National Guard duking it out with the 101st Airborne?) or through consent of the States.” All peaceful avenues to independence involve amending the U.S. Constitution — meaning the legislatures of two-thirds of the states would have to consent.
- Many would leave the State (the Rugged Individualist would be among them). Remember, this is a State that already has an exodus problem. Crippling home prices, traffic congestion, high taxes and the rising cost of living have all contributed to an increase in “net outward migration” from California, particularly in the Bay Area.
- Only 12% of the U.S. population resides in California. But 34% of the nation’s welfare recipients live here. These will not be the people moving out!
My friends, Californians know nothing about RUGGED INDIVIDUALISM! They would be lost as a “nation.”