Anti-Trump secessionists filed formal paperwork Monday launching their petition drive aimed at separating California from the union by first putting the issue before voters on the 2018 ballot.
A petition submitted by the Yes California Independence Campaign calls for repealing language in the state constitution that describes California as an “inseparable part” of the nation and holding a vote on independence on March 13, 2019.
Organizers, who filed the petition with the California Attorney General, said they plan to begin collecting signature early next year to qualify for the ballot.
At the same time, the group is planning to hold #CalExit rallies in Los Angeles and San Francisco during the Jan. 20 inauguration of president-elect Donald Trump.
“This is our chance to show the world that Donald Trump is not California’s president and that we are going to take direct action to defend our values, preserve our way of life, and protect our people,” said a post on Yes California’s Facebook page.
The #CalExit campaign has six months to collect 585,407 valid signatures, but the goal is gather at least one million. …….
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Of course, they may wish to clear this with the federal government, first. The last time someone tried something like this ……. well, it didn’t end well for much of anyone.
However, this has never been tried in our SCOTUS, and, I fully believe people have a right to self-determination.
Now, if we can be assured that the remaining US citizens’ rights and property will be protected, then, I say, “Godspeed!!!!!!!!!!”
In true honesty, I would and do say “Godspeed”, go in peace and with my blessings. The fact of the matter is, most of the peoples of California interests are not shared with much of the people in the rest of the nation. What works towards their interests works against much of the rest of the nation. What works towards our interests works against their stated interests. I’m all for letting this go through ……… again, assuming the remaining US citizens’ interests, property, and lives are fully protected. I’d be even willing to give a grace period for “buyers remorse”. If after 3 years they don’t like the arrangement, then, I’d advocate considering their application to come back to the US ….. perhaps as a protectorate, or territory, eventually allowing full statehood.
But, yes, go. By all means, go. The rest of the US will be much better off without them, and they’ll be free to advance their leftarded Utopia. Just think of the benefits! And, trade!!!! We can sell them food, and they can sell us hairshirts!!!! I can see a bright future for all with radiant beams of hope and glory!!!!!