One of the most fascinating results of the election is how the two political camps in this country have switched roles. Opposing the president, the need to restrain the State’s power, and secession were the topics of the Republicans for eight years. Now the Republicans are happy as can be because their guys are in office and the Democrats are talking about opposing the president, the need to restrain the State’s power, and secession:
In 2018, the issue of whether California should secede from the union could come to a head.
Yes California Independence Campaign, a fringe political group that calls for the state to become an independent nation, filed a proposed ballot measure with the Attorney General’s Office on November 21, The Sacramento Bee reports.
If it garners the half a million signatures required to appear on the 2018 gubernatorial ballot, the measure would strike language from the state constitution that would help clear a path to secession.
I know this won’t go anywhere but I’m going to allow myself to dream a little here.
I’ve often said that if any state started to become serious about secession I’d probably move there and help out. California is an exception to that sentiment though. Of all the states in the nation California is probably my least favorite. Freedom is all but illegal there. However, I still fully support California’s secession. Removing the most statist state from the United States can only be beneficial for those of us living here. So I’m willing to help move efforts along in any way I can outside of moving there.
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Like you, I’m highly skeptical that any kind of exit within the U.S. will get past the yammering stage. But if some region did seem serious about seceding, on what terms would the break take place? What about the $20 trillion national debt? No doubt the feds would like the people leaving to pay “their share” of that. What about Social Security? Those who had paid in would want something back. There would definitely be a lot of shrieking before the deal was done. Still, it would be wonderful if the U.S. dissolved into a thousand or more pieces.
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