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  • Virginia Secedes!

    05/23/2018 2:28:39 AM PDT · by central_va · 26 replies
    Encyclopedia Virginia ^ | May 23 1861 | Nelson D. Lankford
    The Virginia Convention of 1861, also known later as the Secession Convention, convened on February 13, 1861, on the eve of the American Civil War (1861–1865), to consider whether Virginia should secede from the United States. Its 152 delegates, a majority of whom were Unionist, had been elected at the behest of the Virginia General Assembly, which also directed that their decision be ratified by a statewide referendum. Several states in the Deep South, beginning with South Carolina, had already left the Union in response to the election in November 1860 of Abraham Lincoln as United States president. Virginia, however,...
  • Another Conservative Revolt in California: The State of Jefferson

    05/13/2018 6:10:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2018 | Arthur Schaper
    California is a diverse, populous state full of potential. Yet for residents in twenty-one counties in Northern California—and they are particular about their truly northern status compared to San Francisco—they feel left out. I learned first-hand about the struggles for these rugged salt-of-the earth conservatives during a three-day visit to the region. I gave two speeches on conservative activism and to recruit help for the fight against California’s increasingly unpopular sanctuary state law, SB 54.“North State” is so far north, the closest airport is in Medford, Oregon. The region stretches from California’s northwesternmost county, Del Norte, to the northeastern corner...
  • 7 Forces Driving America Toward Civil War

    04/21/2018 5:19:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 119 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2018 | John Hawkins
    I was interviewed by a mainstream media reporter yesterday. I thought he wanted to talk tech issues, but we actually spent almost the entire conversation discussing the feeling that many conservatives have that America has gone off the tracks and is headed toward dissolution or alternately, a civil war one day. Obviously, this would be a terrible thing and ironically, twenty years ago, it would have been laughable. Today, the joke isn’t so funny because we are a deeply unhealthy society with a dysfunctional government and for all our money, success and storied history, we seem to be on an...
  • The Cal 3 Initiative: Three Californias may be coming soon

    04/16/2018 10:03:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/16/2018 | Fritz Pettyjohn
    Tim Draper is a rich man, but he understands he doesn't know it all.  His first attempt to divide California into six states made little sense.  So he went out and got some people who are experts on the subject.  The result, Cal 3, is a political masterpiece.  This could work. When California was admitted to the Union in 1850, it had only 92,000 people, most of them scrambling for gold in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.  That's why California's county lines are so screwy.  Los Angeles County now has 10,000,000 people.  Alpine County has 1,000. Cal 3 divides the state along lines that make...
  • California's Summer Gas Is Approaching $4.00/gal

    04/08/2018 8:20:00 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 73 replies
    9 April 18 | hapnHAL
    As California's Summer Gas Is Approaching $4.00/gal what can we expect from President Trump and changes to onerous EPA regulations? Part of gasoline’s price increase is largely seasonal, as refiners tend to process less crude oil into fuel during maintenance and are starting to transition to summer-grade gasoline, which is more expensive to make. According to analysts prices will likely climb further as the weather warms and driving picks up. We need to get gas prices under control in order to MAGA.
  • Has the California backlash against liberal craziness finally begun?

    04/08/2018 8:42:56 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 101 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/8/18 | Peggy Grande
    In a state consumed by conservation and environmental issues, one highly endangered species has long gone unnoticed and unprotected – the California Conservative. Is it still possible to rescue them from the brink of extinction? Can their numbers be revived? And can they thrive here once again? While the nation continues to view California as a homogeneous voting block of individuals in lock step with an increasingly progressive liberal agenda, for Common Sense Californians up and down the left coast state, there’s a sense that a different tide is rising. The ripple began in Los Alamitos where the city council...
  • California’'s illegal alien voting law is secession

    04/03/2018 4:03:35 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/2/18 | Lowell Ponte
    On April 12, 1861, the Confederacy opened fire on Fort Sumter, igniting a civil war that before its end killed more than 800,000 Americans. Mark the date April 1, 2018, April Fool's Day, as the day Civil War 2.0 began. On that day, the State of California began to automatically register illegal aliens who have driver licenses to vote. This new law immunizes illegals against any state criminal penalty for registering and voting. Leftist scholars say our states control their voting criteria and can legally register non-citizens to vote in state, county, and local elections. States, including California, however, may...
  • More than a dozen states backing Trump in California sanctuary lawsuit

    03/26/2018 3:21:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 26, 2018 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO — Texas and more than a dozen other states led by Republican governors are supporting the Trump administration in its lawsuit over California’s so-called sanctuary laws that protect people in the U.S. illegally. In a court filing Monday, the states say the laws are designed to interfere with or block federal immigration enforcement, and California doesn’t have that authority.
  • More California Cities Seek to Defy ‘Sanctuary State’ as Revolt Spreads

    03/21/2018 9:48:07 AM PDT · by Mariner · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 21st, 2018 | by Joel B. Pollak
    More California cities may consider defying the state’s “sanctuary state” laws, after the city council of Los Alamitos passed an ordinance defying the state’s controversial new legislation preventing cooperation with federal immigration authorities. Leaders of Los Alamitos, in Orange County, passed the ordinance 4-1 and instructed the city attorney to file an amicus brief in the ongoing Department of Justice lawsuit against the State of California. The lawsuit challenges the Immigrant Worker Protection Act (HB 450), the Inspection and Review of Facilities Housing Federal Detainees law (AB 103); and the California Values Act (SB 54). The Orange County Register reports...
  • Thanks, Jeff Sessions, for suing California-you might be doing the state a favor

    03/12/2018 8:23:44 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Mar 07, 2018 | The Times Editorial Board
    Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions warned California on Wednesday that "there is no secession" from federal jurisdiction as he appeared before members of the California Peace Officers Assn. in Sacramento to announce a lawsuit against three so-called "sanctuary state" laws. To no one's surprise, his claims drew immediate rebukes from state officials. Gov. Jerry Brown's initial response after the suit was filed late Tuesday stands as one of the better jabs in this political fight: "At a time of unprecedented political turmoil, Jeff Sessions has come to California to further divide and polarize America. Jeff, these political stunts may be the...
  • In Immigration Speech, Jeff Sessions Scolds California: ‘We Have a Problem’

    03/07/2018 11:03:48 AM PST · by NRx · 51 replies
    NY Times ^ | 03-07-2017 | THOMAS FULLER and VIVIAN YEE
    SACRAMENTO — Warning that California’s liberal politicians were endangering the state’s citizens and obstructing federal law, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Wednesday that the Trump administration was suing the state over laws designed to make it more difficult for federal immigration agents to operate there. Speaking before a crowd of more than 200 California law enforcement officials in a Sacramento hotel ballroom on Wednesday morning, Mr. Sessions described the state’s so-called sanctuary laws as a radical maneuver that would threaten public safety and throw open the nation’s borders to even more illegal immigration. Immigration law “is in the books,...
  • Sessions to California: 'There is no secession'

    03/07/2018 9:20:58 AM PST · by jazusamo · 143 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 7, 2018 | Brett Samuels
    Video at link. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a stern warning to California the same day he announced a lawsuit filed by the Justice Department over the state's immigration policies. “I understand that we have a wide variety of political opinions out there on immigration. But the law is in the books and its purposes are clear and just,” Sessions said during a speech to the California Peace Officers’ Association in Sacramento on Wednesday. “There is no nullification. There is no secession. Federal law is the supreme law of the land. I would invite any doubters to go to Gettysburg,...
  • ‘[bleep] All of You!’ California Open Borders Activists Surround DHS Agents

    02/16/2018 6:01:19 PM PST · by Cheerio · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Feb 2018 | John Binder
    A group of open borders activists blocked and surrounded federal immigration officials in downtown Los Angeles, California on Thursday, preventing the agents from accessing a nearby detention center. Coordinated by a slew of open borders groups, about 50 illegal immigrant activists stopped a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) van of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents while they were on their way to a detention center.
  • Caught On Tape: CA Governor Brown Goes On Epic Climate Change Rant; Vows To Defy Trump

    12/15/2016 11:47:05 PM PST · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | December 15, 2016
    Apparently Trump's recent letter to the Energy Department, which included very pointed questions about climate change research, and/or his appointment of former Texas Governor Rick Perry to lead that department going forward (a department that Perry proposed shutting down back in 2012 for those who may have forgotten), "triggered" California's head snowflake, Governor Jerry Brown, into an epic climate change rant before a gathering of scientists at the American Geophysical Union's national conference in San Francisco. Vowing to defy Trump's efforts to undermine the "progress" made by California on climate change regulations, Brown promised that his state is "ready to...
  • Let Them Leave

    10/11/2017 4:58:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 11, 2017 | John Stossel
    The United States was born when the Founding Fathers seceded from England. So why do so many people now see secession as a terrible thing? Recently, people in Catalonia voted to break away from Spain -- not to declare war on Spain or refuse to trade with Spain, just to control their own affairs. The Spanish government said they must not even vote. They sent police to shut down polling places and beat protestors into staying off the streets. Governments never want to give up power. The European Union was offended and American politicians shocked when the United Kingdom voted...
  • Calexit III? New ballot measure plots another route to California independence (YES!)

    08/17/2017 5:49:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    Sacbee ^ | 8/17/17 | Jim Miller
    On Thursday, people unhappy with California’s place in the United States filed yet another proposed ballot measure that could lead to the Golden State striking out on its own. This time, the goal is convening a U.S. constitutional convention to overhaul what proponents call a moldy national blueprint out of step with life in California. The measure says a reworked Constitution should include a provision creating a “clear and reasonable path for states to achieve complete independence from the United States should any state so choose.” No state has become independent under the existing U.S. Constitution. “The world has changed...
  • California secessionist leader Louis Marinelli announces opening of ‘embassy in Moscow

    12/21/2016 8:19:43 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 42 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/19/16 | Andrew Blake
    An American citizen spearheading the California secessionist movement said he’ll open an embassy in Moscow this weekend as his separatist campaign looks toward Russia for recognition.Louis Marinelli, the president of the Yes California Independence Campaign, plans to open the doors Sunday to the Golden State’s first ever “embassy” in none other than the Russian capital.Mr. Marinelli, 30, has been one of the most vocal proponents in recent years of the grassroots movement dedicated towards gaining California’s independence from the United States. He’s orchestrated that campaign from abroad since at least September, however, when he relocated from San Diego to Siberia to be with...
  • California Today: A Proposal to Split California Into Three (YES!)

    09/04/2017 8:31:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 81 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8/30/17 | Mike McPhate
    In contrast to the so-called Calexit movement, which aspires to secession, these proponents see California’s salvation in greater local autonomy within the union. A few years ago, a bid to create six states out of California drew wide media attention but ultimately fizzled. Now, the architect of that effort, a tech billionaire named Timothy C. Draper, is back with another idea: three Californias. He submitted paperwork that would put the question before voters in 2018.
  • Calexit or Caleavefornia? Brexit lifts Golden State independence campaign

    07/02/2016 3:52:03 PM PDT · by RC one · 64 replies
    washington times ^ | June 25, 2016 | Valerie Richardson,
    Pro-independence Texans weren’t the only ones energized by the vote by Brexit vote. The California secession movement has been riding a wave of interest since Thursday’s vote by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. The campaign has already gained a Brexit-inspired nickname: Calexit “We have a lot of people sending us messages and a lot of people want to find our online digital version of our independence referendum,” said Louis Marinelli, who heads the Yes California Independence Campaign. “We have a lot of people who have joined our Facebook page, a lot of people who are talking about...
  • 'New California' movement seeks to divide the Golden State in half

    01/17/2018 5:28:02 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/17/18 | Bradford Betz
    Two men have launched a campaign to divide rural California from the coastal cities, motivated by what they referred to as a “tyrannical form of government,” that doesn’t follow the state or federal constitution, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Unlike the failed 2016 campaign to split California into 6 states, the “New California” movement, founded by Robert Paul Preston and Tom Reed, seeks to consolidate rural California into a dinstinct economy separate from the coast. Preston and Reed say the citizens of the state live “under a tyrannical form of government that does not follow the California and U.S. Constitutions.”...