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  • What Would Really Happen If California Seceded?

    08/03/2017 12:41:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 108 replies
    SHTFPLAN ^ | 08/02/2017 | Daniel Lang
    There are two kinds of people who support the Calexit movement. People living in California who think that their state would be far better off without being hitched to the rest of the union, and people living in every other state who can’t wait to get rid of California.I’d wager that latter of those two know something that most Calexit supporters in California do not. They know that the golden state is a toxic influence on the rest of the country. It’s become a breeding ground for leftists ideologies, and the people who believe those ideologies have run the...
  • California secession campaign can start gathering signatures

    07/26/2017 9:57:28 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 25 July 2017
    A group that wants California to secede from the United States can start collecting signatures for its ballot initiative. The state attorney general issued an official ballot measure title and summary Tuesday. The campaign can now start gathering the more than 585,000 signatures it will need to qualify for the 2018 ballot. The initiative would form a commission to recommend avenues for California to pursue its independence and delete part of the state constitution that says it is an inseparable part of the U.S. The measure would also instruct the governor and California congressional delegation to negotiate more autonomy for...
  • Were Not in a Civil War, but We Are Drifting Toward Divorce

    06/08/2017 9:05:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies
    The National Review ^ | June 8, 2017 | David French
    At an increasing rate, Americans separate themselves into culturally and ideologically homogeneous enclaves. Last week there were two telling incidents one small, the other more consequential that spoke volumes about the state of our national life. Lets start small. Over in Seattle, in the midst of a debate over juvenile justice, a city-council member invoked his Republican friends as a symbol of the broad-based agreement that incarceration policies need to change. One of his colleagues, Kshama Sawant, snapped back with the proud declaration that she didnt have any Republican friends. The crowd cheered. Sure, its but one small...
  • California and its struggling relationship with Trump

    03/24/2017 8:03:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 23, 2017 | by Dan Zak
    Californians wake up every day delighted to be in California, and then they remember that they are also in the United States. The bougainvillea catches the rising sun in San Clemente, the sapphire tide heaves into Big Sur - and three time zones to the East, President Donald Trump has been up and tweeting for hours. "I don't want to look at my phone in the morning," said Cynthia Blatt. "Some people are in shock. Some are angry. They don't know quite what to do." Blatt can't defend America from Trump anymore, but they can defend West Hollywood from Trump-like...
  • He's the founder of a Californian independence movement - just don't ask him why he lives in Russia

    02/19/2017 8:40:37 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 18 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 2-19-17 | Adam Taylor, The Washington Post
    Louis J. Marinelli is a man on a quixotic mission: to help California secede from the United States and become an independent country. Surprisingly, this quest has been going relatively well of late. Marinelli's group, Yes California, is attempting to collect 585,000 signatures necessary to place a secessionist question on the 2018 ballot. Buoyed by California's already tense relationship with President Donald Trump, the campaign has received a large amount of press coverage and support over the past few months. But for the 30-year-old Yes California president, there remains one annoying problem: People keep asking him why he lives in...
  • California is a nation, not a state: A fringe movement wants a break from the U.S.

    02/18/2017 5:26:41 PM PST · by Boomer · 67 replies
    WaPo ^ | February 18, 2017 | Katie Zezima
    I pledge allegiance, to the flag, of an independent California, Geoff Lewis said as he stood in a glass-walled conference room adorned with Californias grizzly-bear flag and a sign reading California is a nation, not a state.
  • California Shouldnt Secede from the U.S. [It should divide in two.]

    01/30/2017 6:25:21 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 45 replies
    National Review ^ | January 29, 2017 | JOHN FUND
    Liberals used to hate secession, the notion that states could leave the Union as they did before the Civil War because they didnt agree with the policies of the federal government. But with Donald Trumps election, many California liberals suddenly have warm words for a budding ballot initiative that has just begun collecting signatures in order to place secession, or Calexit, on the ballot.
  • The 2019 #Calexit Independence Referendum

    11/16/2016 12:11:42 PM PST · by Az Joe · 108 replies
    In the Spring of 2019, Californians will go to the polls in a historic vote to decide by referendum if California should exit the Union, a #Calexit vote. You will have this historic opportunity because the Yes California Independence Campaign will qualify a citizens initiative for the 2018 ballot that if passed would call for a special election for Californians to vote for or against the independence of California from the United States. This is a very important question. It is the responsibility of this campaign to explain what a yes vote will mean for you, your family, your community,...
  • California In Revolt, Now Moving To Secede From Union

    11/10/2016 4:05:57 PM PST · by tekrat · 155 replies
    ETF News ^ | 11/10/2016
    Liberals are not happy about the outcome of the election. Since it did not go their way, they have been throwing temper tantrums in spectacular and violent fashion. Taking to the streets, rioting, obstructing traffic, burning flags, and threatening death. Needless to say it has been a horrible display. For the past 8 years, Democrats have grown accustomed to getting everything they wanted. Obama has pushed and plowed their agenda through, taking the word of the law and twisting it to mean what he needed. As Donald Trump carried the election, liberals began to realize that their days of being...
  • Monckton: Its Time For Texit Texas Should Secede, Thatcher Advisor Says

    06/04/2016 8:10:45 AM PDT · by Paine in the Neck · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/04/2016 | John Griffing
    This week, Monckton former adviser to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher pushed for Texas independence in an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller. In short, Monckton views Texas as a lifeboat. He believes that America is on the verge of being overrun with Islamic invaders which will be accompanied by imminent financial destruction.
  • 5 Things From Texas GOP Meeting (#5 Secede doesn't Succeed)

    05/16/2016 6:40:24 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 22 replies
    CBS- DFW / AP ^ | May 15, 2016
    The Texas Republican Convention began under a Unite to Win banner but ended with many delegates still standoffish toward Donald Trump and mourning Ted Cruzs exit from the Republican presidential race. A rundown of one of the biggest state Republican conventions in the U.S. that wrapped up Saturday: 1. CRUZ STAYS SILENT ON TRUMP Cruz didnt mention Trump and barely alluded to November in his first public event back home since suspending his campaign. He continues to withhold endorsing his former rival even as Gov. Greg Abbott and most other state officials urged delegates to get behind the billionaire businessman....
  • Should Texas secede? Question may appear on Republican primary ballot

    09/15/2015 5:24:50 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 108 replies
    Valley Central ^ | 09.15.2015 at 8:55 AM | Luqman Adeniyi
    Texas already seceded once in 1861, by popular vote in a statewide election. But the Texas Nationalist Movement wants a repeat a century and a half later, and thinks the March GOP primary is the place to start. The Nederland-based Texas independence group is circulating a petition aimed at getting a non-binding vote onto the GOP primary ballot over whether "the state of Texas should reassert its status as an independent nation." Their goal? 75,000 signatures from registered voters by Dec. 1 more than the 66,894 the Texas Secretary of State's office says the group needs to get...
  • Fracking pushes New York towns to consider secession, join Pennsylvania

    02/25/2015 5:10:42 AM PST · by thackney · 38 replies
    NEWSDAY ^ | February 22, 2015 | NEWSDAY
    ...According to WBNG in Binghamton, 15 New York towns in the southern tier of the state are considering seceding from New York and joining neighboring Pennsylvania because of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's fracking ban. A local group called upstate New York Towns Association is examining whether such a plan is possible, and if it's worth the cost. James Finch, Conklin Town supervisor, told Capital New York that "everybody over the border has new cars, new four-wheelers, new snowmobiles," because of the stronger economy in Pennsylvania, which allows fracking.
  • EU calls euro membership irrevocable but renegotiable

    01/05/2015 7:28:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 5, 2015 10:25 AM EST | Raf Casert
    The European Unions executive Commission said Monday that membership in the euro bloc is irrevocable but left it open to what extent Greece could renegotiate the terms after elections on Jan. 25. Greeces left-wing Syriza party leads the polls ahead of the elections and is in favor of changing the conditions of the countrys international bailout deal. That would likely anger the rest of the eurozone, which has given Athens the bulk of the rescue loans. [] EU spokeswoman Annika Breidthardt said Monday that if the Greek elections call for a need to reconsider the conditions of Athens membership within...
  • EXPLAINED: Why Texas will Secede from Union

    11/20/2014 5:07:05 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 64 replies
    Alternative Media youtube ^ | November 17, 2013 | Christopher Greene Alternative Media
    This was posted a year ago, but King Barry Soetoro's actions to accelerate the collapse of the United States may portend that the US will collapse. Most Biblical scholars don't see (and neither do I) the US mentioned in End Times prophecy. Why would the world's current Economic and Military Superpower not be mentioned in End Times events that many Biblical scholars say are rapidly approaching? I believe that Obama's actions are accelerating the dissolving of our Union. I don't want this to happen. We are AMERICA. I support our Senate. I support our House. I support our government....
  • One in four Americans want their state to secede from the U.S., but why?

    09/20/2014 9:42:40 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 67 replies
    Rueters ^ | September 19, 2014 | Jim Gaines
    For the past few weeks, as Scotland debated the wisdom of independence, Reuters has been asking Americans how they would feel about declaring independence today, not from the United Kingdom, but from the mother country they left England to create. The exact wording of the question was, Do you support or oppose the idea of your state peacefully withdrawing from the United States of America and the federal government?
  • Six of 11 counties in Colorado vote to secede

    11/06/2013 4:39:57 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 6, 2013 | Rebecca Shabad
    Eleven of the states 64 counties placed a measure on their Election Day ballots for voters to decide whether to pursue secession. In six counties, the measure passed by mostly wide margins, the The Denver Post reported. The push is unlikely to succeed. In order for the new state to be created, the Colorado electorate or legislature would have to approve and so would the U.S. Congress. Read more: http://thehill.com//thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/other-races/189411-6-of-11-counties-in-colorado-vote-to-secede#ixzz2juqEI7Q8 Follow us: @thehill on Twitter | TheHill on Facebook
  • Rebellious Colorado counties move forward with plans to secede

    06/25/2013 12:53:14 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 41 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6-25-2103 | Greg Campbell
    Representatives of 10 rural Colorado counties met Monday in the sleepy plains town of Akron, about a half an hour from the Kansas border, to advance a plan that has been both hailed and ridiculed in recent weeks: A bid to split from Colorado and form the countrys 51st state. Eye-rolling critics have dubbed the state-to-be Weldistan, after the county leading the charge and alluding to the heavily conservative values of the northeast region considering secession. Proponents have called it an inevitable result of what they say is a loss of representation in Denver, where Democrats have controlled state government...
  • Colorado secede? Counties weigh exit plan to form state of 'North Colorado'

    06/09/2013 10:32:48 PM PDT · by max americana · 27 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | JUNE 8, 2013 | Mark Trumbull
    Colorado secede? Counties weigh exit plan to form state of 'North Colorado' Colorado secede? It sounds implausible, but the idea of counties withdrawing from one state to form a new one isnt impossible. But some big hurdles like the US Constitution make it very difficult. Its an uphill climb that looks Rocky Mountain high, but a collection of independent-thinking counties may mount an effort to secede from the rest of Colorado and form their own new state. The idea is rooted in the political rift that many Coloradans especially rural ones feel with a Denver-based state...
  • Who lost Texas and Kansas and Missouri and 30-some other states?

    05/06/2013 7:20:26 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/06/13 10:32 AM ET | Bernie Quigley
    Raising the bar on glib, even for the Eloi at The Washington Post, former Post reporter Thomas E. Ricks includes Texas as one of the newspaper's things to toss out this year, along with flip-flops and Ben Bernanke. For decades, Texans have been clamoring about leaving the Union, he writes. Letting the Lone Star State secede would set a bad precedent. (See the Civil War of 1861 to 1865.) But what about expelling it instead? There is promise in that.