The East Bay Times reports that the group, called Yes California, intends to circumvent the U.S. Congress:
A “yes” vote would trigger a special election the following March in which residents would decide if “California should become a free, sovereign and independent country.”
Another “yes” vote would require the governor of the newly minted “Republic of California” to apply to the United Nations for membership.
California has been moving in the opposite direction, politically, from the rest of the country for several years.
As former Assemblyman Tim Donnelly noted earlier this week at Breitbart News, looking back on the recent election: “While blue states like Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan turned red for Trump, California turned a deeper shade of blue.”
While some expect California’s left-wing policies to radiate outward to the rest of the country — especially if there is an “amnesty” for illegal immigrants — others have given up hope, given Trump’s victory, and simply wish to secede, taking the nation’s most populous state and the world’s sixth-largest economy out of the Union.
I am in full agreement with this. I think we should let California leave the union since they have no desire to be part of it anyway.
My proposal is simple. If this is going to happen, split the state up into the previously suggested six states, and then let them all vote as their own state on whether or not they want to leave. This prevents a mass exodus when, as usual, the entire state is ruled over by San Francisco and Los Angeles. I remember driving up the Cali coast many moons ago, and the northern part of that state was so much different from the rest of it. The nicest people and some of the most gorgeous coast line you could ever hope to see. But they were completely different people from the ones further south.
Also, there needs to be something written in that we will not supply them with any aid, in money or water. If there’s a major storm or something, I don’t have issues with sending crews in to help get power restored and all that, but if they want out of the union, they’re going to float themselves monetarily. And being such environmentalists, I’m sure they can figure out how to not use so much water.
By the way, as you could probably tell, there have been “plans” for California before. They always fall through. So don’t get your hopes up.