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Shattuck: #CALEXIT would be a truly golden idea If they want to leave so bad, go ahead, let ’em
The Boston Herald ^ | 08-03-17 | Tom Shattuck

Posted on 08/03/2017 2:22:39 AM PDT by calvincaspian

California could secede from the United States. Signatures are being hurriedly gathered for a 2018 ballot initiative that would begin the process of independence for the Golden State.

Awesome. Break a leg. I wholeheartedly endorse “#Calexit” and here’s why you should too.

About a third of the entire welfare population of the United States lives in California. Let’s make that the Independent Country of California’s problem, not ours.

An estimated 2,350,000 illegal immigrants (about the population of Connecticut) reside there too. In the new California they can all be legalized and won’t have to dwell “in the shadows.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: calexit; california; secession
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California should go and take with it “El Nino,” whatever that is. Also take Lena Dunham, Susan Sarandon, Joss Whedon, driverless cars, trendy enemas, TED talks and earthquakes.

Sure, 49 states on the flag may seem uneven so let’s make it 48. It’s time for the California of the East to secede, as well. Instead of being a sanctuary state Massachusetts can be a sanctuary country.

Bonus: That’s 66 fewer electoral votes for the Democrats.

1 posted on 08/03/2017 2:22:39 AM PDT by calvincaspian
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Why don’t California, Oregon and Washington join Canada. Maybe New England too.


2 posted on 08/03/2017 2:28:40 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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There have been ‘fantasy maps’ of the USA portraying a split between normal states and progressive sh*tholes like Red England and the far left coast. Trying to link the two areas is a challenge.


3 posted on 08/03/2017 2:35:47 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.com)
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Just do a county by county referendum. The blues can go with all their debt and illegals and the reds counties can attach to Nevada. Lose two Dem senators and a couple of dozen rat House members, and turn Nevada into another red state. Win-win. Oh and keep a corridor to San Diego, and charge every Mexican and “California” a transit fee to cross.


4 posted on 08/03/2017 2:36:51 AM PDT by littleharbour
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Love it...dumping California and Massachusetts would certainly improve the rest of the country...make east Tennessee the new ‘breadbasket’ of the country.


5 posted on 08/03/2017 2:40:22 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.com)
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To: littleharbour; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; LS; NFHale; stephenjohnbanker; campaignPete R-CT; ...

I would go one better and do it precinct by precinct. The counties are unusually large, especially Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside, which are bigger than some entire states in area (and population), and many areas within them don’t subscribe uniformally to the moonbat derangement.

Precincts must vote 55% for secession (anything below 55% can be swung in the “right” direction). The Commie RED areas can have their dystopian fantasy world and the Conservative areas can remain with America in a newly constituted Golden State.


6 posted on 08/03/2017 3:11:17 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Je Suis Pepe)
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To: calvincaspian

And dont let the door hit your butt. Or as we say in Yiddish, geh gesundheit.


7 posted on 08/03/2017 3:12:02 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

nah, it is our land,nice drives, isolate them economically, pass law that no bankrupt state will be reimbursed with our taxes, make them tow their line..


8 posted on 08/03/2017 3:14:04 AM PDT by aces
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To: calvincaspian

Letting States go without a war is really short-sighted.


9 posted on 08/03/2017 3:29:05 AM PDT by cmj328 (We live here.)
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it’s just a divorce, when it longer works out to be together get a friendly divorce.

CALexit is a good idea for both parties.


10 posted on 08/03/2017 3:39:09 AM PDT by vooch (America First Drain the Swamp)
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We’d have to build a YUGE wall along California’s eastern border....YUGE!!


11 posted on 08/03/2017 3:42:31 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: vooch
Divorce is an abomination which has polluted the minds of Americans since the early 20th Century.

CALconquest is the manifest destiny of the United States.

12 posted on 08/03/2017 3:43:04 AM PDT by cmj328 (We live here.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I would send the YES voters to camps for re-education and labor, and keep their property and land.


13 posted on 08/03/2017 3:44:41 AM PDT by cmj328 (We live here.)
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To: calvincaspian

Swap Cally with Puerto Rico and leave the flag alone? A win-win.


14 posted on 08/03/2017 3:45:05 AM PDT by Libloather (Trivial Pursuit question - name the first female to lose TWO presidential elections!)
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To: cmj328

The problem is that California is self-destructing.

Housing prices have gone through the roof—I live in a house in Maryland that could easily cost four times as much in California. And yet, my impression of CA every time I go to visit is that it is crumbling. A store that I remember my father taking me to in the early 60s is virtually unchanged. Illegal aliens are living in shanties along the railroad tracks—no doubt becoming even more envious and resentful as they see that just a short distance away, people are living in actual houses, and they are no closer to living what they see as a luxurious lifestyle than they were in Mexico. (I saw the shanties when my son and I took the train to CA in March—they are in the Bay Area, one of the more expensive areas of the state.)

And so on.

If left on its own, California would quickly go the way of Venezuela. Whether the rich elitists would stay when it is collapsing around them is a question for which I have no answer.


15 posted on 08/03/2017 3:45:48 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: cmj328

Then you would prove these moonbats’ fears justified.


16 posted on 08/03/2017 3:48:08 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Je Suis Pepe)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

If they try to secede, their fears should indeed be justified.


17 posted on 08/03/2017 3:48:58 AM PDT by cmj328 (We live here.)
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To: calvincaspian

Do we have to defend them when the cartels come for them?


18 posted on 08/03/2017 3:50:09 AM PDT by anton
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To: exDemMom

The left is turning California into a Feudal State. Extremely rich and privileged along with extremely poor. The middle class has simply left. That is simply an unsustainable state of affairs.


19 posted on 08/03/2017 3:50:53 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Je Suis Pepe)
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To: calvincaspian

If they can’t find enough signatures, they should ask non-californians what they think...


20 posted on 08/03/2017 3:52:38 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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