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5 Things That Will Happen When California Secedes from the U.S.
The American Conservative ^ | August 14, 2017 | Jared Whitley

Posted on 08/13/2017 9:34:51 PM PDT by Mafe

Any statistician or economist will tell you there is a huge world of difference between the improbable and the impossible. Brexit and the Trump presidency were both thought to be impossible, but they were proven to simply have been improbable.

And whenever I see an article about the move for California to secede from the United States (the so-called “Cal-exit”), the more I think that a vote to split is inevitable rather than improbable. As a member of the California Freedom Coalition recently told the Sacramento Bee, collecting signatures for the 2018 ballot, “We feel like this current initiative is more feasible and will hold up more to scrutiny and legal challenges.”

It is very easy to get an initiative on the ballot in California, so easy the left-leaning New Republic called it “a joke.” California made Arnold Schwarzenegger its governor. Twice. One might say passage of a secession referendum–even secession itself–might be improbable, rather than impossible, too.

(Excerpt) Read more at theamericanconservative.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: calexit; california; secession; statesrights
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My personal favorite is #5
1 posted on 08/13/2017 9:34:51 PM PDT by Mafe
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To: Mafe

This was decided in 1865, as I recall.


2 posted on 08/13/2017 9:39:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Mafe

Sorry, TX and FL are a couple decades behind California but on exactly the same demographic trend. This won’t end well for the Republic, unfortunately.


3 posted on 08/13/2017 9:41:28 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: Mafe

I have thought about this some. I’d like to see them go before their debt obligations collapse them and they start looking for the feral gubment, meaning the rest of us, to bail them out.


4 posted on 08/13/2017 9:43:26 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (It feels like we have exchanged our dreams for survival. We just have a few days that don't suck.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This was decided in 1865, as I recall.

Legislatively, judicially, or just by the fact that the Union won the war?
5 posted on 08/13/2017 9:44:27 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Mafe
Would have been helpfu if your excerpt had included the list:

1.) California as we know it will cease to exist.
2.) New California will suspend long-standing liberties.
3.) California will have to renegotiate deals they currently benefit from.
4.) California will quickly become a failed state.
5.) Republicans will control Washington forever.

6 posted on 08/13/2017 9:47:47 PM PDT by lightman (Trump = A glorious amalgamation of Andrew Jackson, Teddy Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Yes.


7 posted on 08/13/2017 9:48:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: lodi90

Without California Texas and Florida could control the illegal immigration problem.

Demographics are not destiny if you do something about it


8 posted on 08/13/2017 9:49:50 PM PDT by Fai Mao (I still want to see The PIAPS in prison)
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To: Mafe

Yep, it’s true.


9 posted on 08/13/2017 9:50:31 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Mafe
5 Things That Will Happen When California Secedes from the U.S.

1) Pigs will fly.
2) Hell will freeze over.
3) Rosie O'Donnell will be named "Sexiest Woman Alive".
4) Tyrannosaurs will once again roam the earth.
5) George RR Martin will finish his "A Game of Thrones" books.

California will never seceded from the Union. This is a non-story.
10 posted on 08/13/2017 9:52:51 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can you provide the proof of the Legislative decision that was signed into Law by the President?


11 posted on 08/13/2017 9:53:20 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Fai Mao

Illegal immigration? Reliable Democrat Puerto Ricans are flooding FL now. They are all legal.


12 posted on 08/13/2017 9:55:02 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: Mafe

I’m thinking of a #6 - such a place would immediately become a magnet for every forward-thinking progressive in the country and with sufficient border controls we could keep them from coming back. And Hollywood would already be on their side of the border. I’m liking this idea more and more.


13 posted on 08/13/2017 9:56:38 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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Very simply, California will need to issue its own currency.

As Venezuela, Zimbabwe, Bolivia, and other nations have shown, you can’t run a big-spending, debt-producing welfare nanny state without having a reserve currency (i.e.. one that other nations and people want to hold)

In sum, Calexit kills progressivism and socialism in California. Ironic, eh?


14 posted on 08/13/2017 9:57:25 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yep.
We kill a bunch of them and take all their stuff.


15 posted on 08/13/2017 9:57:26 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat/RINO Party!)
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To: Mafe

The first item on the list is the one the secessionists fail to realize. Secession is political suicide for California. It would be the West Virginia scenario on steroids.


16 posted on 08/13/2017 9:59:04 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: Mafe

Draw a border of north and south right about at Vallejo all the way to Sacramento then to Truckee. Let the liberals keep SF and south of that.


17 posted on 08/13/2017 10:04:34 PM PDT by Daniel Ramsey (Thank YOU President Trump, finally we can do what America does best, to be the best!)
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To: lodi90

But Texas and Florida don’t have Hollywood and all the coastal progressives. And, the majority of counties in both states have voted Republican in presidential elections, whereas in CA it’s been 50/50.


18 posted on 08/13/2017 10:06:34 PM PDT by Mafe
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To: Mafe

The ability to leave the union would imply the ability to return or to further subdivide what’s left and then return.
I would expect San Diego for example to do so, after considering the ramifications of losing the US Military. Also the rural agricultural areas.


19 posted on 08/13/2017 10:07:48 PM PDT by bigbob (People say believe half of what you see son and none of what you hear - M. Gaye)
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To: lodi90

Texas and a few other states have their own secessionist movements and idiots but it’s more fun to rag on California. Actually they all should be cheering on Texas too, that way between California and Texas they will have eliminated the majority of illegals.


20 posted on 08/13/2017 10:09:25 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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