California liberals are planning to secede from the Union.


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.

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These snot-nosed babies are missing some important facts:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.”

Roy Filly

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9 Responses to California liberals are planning to secede from the Union.

  1. Joe says:

    God Roy why wouldn’t we want this to happen? Let em
    Stew in their own juices.

  2. Dick Toomey says:

    If that could come to pass, I predict California would gradually change its political ideology and move to the right, or move officially to “democratic socialism.” On its own, cut free, it would have to grow up, establish a military (gasp), establish its own currency and face the myriad realities of independence. In many ways, CA already operates as a country — and it could be a wonderful country. Eventually, however, it may have to change its name — Mexifornia. Funny, after Obama was elected, I never heard one true racist threaten to leave, or secede. I have an idea — CA hardcore liberals — the big money guys — should move to HI. A match made in heaven. D

  3. trailbee says:

    Wait a little, CAlibbies. You will be able to get rid of all Trump voters when the new State of Jefferson has been finalized.

  4. woodsterman says:

    I’m like you, LET ME OUT FIRST!

  5. Pat says:

    I suspect that 2/3rds of the state legislatures would welcome the opprtunity to carve California off the USA map. Then the remaining 49 (unless New York splits off, also!) would develop trade agreements with CA as we do with Mexico but not the lopsided deals currently existing. Produce may be more expensive but a cheap price to pay to remove a social pariah. And the 48 (or how many left) states would be thrilled to accept refugees from the seceeding state(s)!

  6. Bill Grisham says:

    Roy,
    I wish to express my deepest sympathies for your choice to live in the People’s Liberal Republic of California! I’m a native Texan and love it! The only thing I agree with California on is the legalization of cannabis. Texas has not gotten there yet but we are working on it. 🙂

  7. Starchild says:

    I am in favor of California independence, but not because Donald Trump is being called the president-elect (technically he is not until the Electoral College votes). I support it on general principle. Two principles, actually:

    1) Decentralism. The United States is too big to be a single political jurisdiction. Lumping several hundred million people under the same government is a recipe for that government to be out of touch with the populace. There are practical limits on how large a legislature can be and still function as a deliberative body, so a huge population in a legislative republic means a large number of constituents per legislator, and that means ordinary people will have little contact with or influence over their elected representatives. That government is best which is most localized (i.e. decentralized) – i.e. leaving most decisions to the individual, with each person making his or her own choices, so long as they do not involve initiating force or fraud against others, instead of attempting to rule people externally from a distance.

    2) Self-Determination. Any time the majority of people in a given area want to be independent from the larger jurisdiction that includes the area they live in, they have the right to secede and form a new, independent jurisdiction. Governments, however, almost never want to lessen their own power by giving up any territory, and so they typically try to hang onto all the land under their control by force. This has caused many wars and conflicts around the world, some of them ongoing. The governments of the world need to hear the message that this behavior is no longer considered acceptable.

    • Pat says:

      Which is one reason power should be returned to the states that has been usurped by the federal government over the years. Unless specifically delegated to the federal government, our constitution requires state control. No need for CA to leave; it can ruin itself as it is now doing. Just so the rest if us don’t have to bail it out because of poor decisions and fiscal irresposibility!

  8. Frank says:

    Let them and cut off the water from Lake Mead.

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