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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...
  • Shattuck: #CALEXIT would be a truly golden idea If they want to leave so bad, go ahead, let em

    08/03/2017 2:22:39 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 100 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 08-03-17 | Tom Shattuck
    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 heres why you should too. About a third of the entire welfare population of the United States lives in California. Lets make that the Independent Country of Californias 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 wont have to dwell in the shadows.
  • Poll reveals 1 in 3 Californians support 'Calexit'

    08/01/2017 6:04:50 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 183 replies
    WFLD ^ | July 31, 2017 | Staff
    A recent poll suggests one in three California residents would support a possible secession from the U.S. because of their opposition to President Donald Trump. "There's such hostility towards Trump that many citizens believe it would be smarter to leave than fight," Democratic political strategist Steve Maviglio told Reuters. A Reuters survey revealed that 32 percent support the so-called Calexit, an increase of 12 percent since the last poll was conducted in 2014.
  • 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...
  • California secession campaign can start gathering signatures

    07/26/2017 8:33:43 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 69 replies
    SacBee ^ | July 25, 201 | AP
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. 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...
  • Phoenix Delays Sanctuary Policy Amid Mounting Pressure After JW Report

    07/17/2017 2:25:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 17, 2017
    Days after Judicial Watch exposed a new policy banning Phoenix police from contacting the feds after arresting illegal aliens, alarming pressure on the city council and chief of police has forced officials in Arizonas largest city to postpone the order. Crafted at a Hispanic advisory committee that promotes open borders, the policy also prohibits officers from asking about suspects immigration status. The new policys two principle measures violate key provisions of a state law upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court and leave the city vulnerable to costly lawsuits. In the aftermath of Judicial Watchs story, which included a copy of...
  • In Spain, Catalonian Defiance Challenges Europe: Catalans will not submit to judiciary

    07/16/2017 7:05:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/16/2017 | Mike Konad
    In Spain, Catalonia is now in open rebellion against Madrid. While most Americans are unaware of what is going on, this crisis has a lot to tell us about Europe, and about ourselves. [At] the National Theatre in Barcelona ... on July 4th, the president of Catalonia’s government, Carles Puigdemont, announced plans to hold a unilateral referendum on independence from Spain on October 1st. The draft law he unveiled says that, whatever the turnout, if those voting in favour outnumber those against, within 48 hours the Catalan parliament will declare independence.  - The Economist The Spanish courts have been...
  • California Closer to Creating Sanctuary State

    07/06/2017 7:13:12 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 79 replies
    Courthousenews ^ | 07/05/2017 | DEREK FLEMING California Closer to Creating Sanctuary State Posted by DEREK FLEMING SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) Over objections from sheriffs unions and the California Police Chiefs Association, the California Assembly Judiciary Committee took a step forward in making the Golden State a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants. State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon, D-Los Angeles, said his measure, Senate Bill 54 or the California Values Act, is intended to prevent state and local law enforcement from cooperating with what he calls the Trump Deportation Machine. Opponents call it a sanctuary state measure that goes against federal immigration law and obstructs...
  • Is America Really Coming Apart, As Charles Murray Suggests?

    06/27/2017 7:10:08 PM PDT · by Mafe · 31 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | June 27, 2017 | Jeff Deist
    A new Rasmussen poll reports that a majority of voters think so, and it certainly feels that way. Since Donald Trumps election in November, the pace and intensity of deeply divisive rhetoric has accelerated. Antifa and the Alt-Right are literally fighting in the streets. Combative talking heads on cable news, vicious social media exchanges, riots at universities, a bitter special election in Georgia, and even the shooting of a congressman have both sides rethinking the entire political process and talking about abandoning the rule of law. It is an uneasy time, a time for hard questions. Can politics really provide...
  • 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...
  • New York secessionists look to constitutional convention as best chance to split state

    05/31/2017 6:32:27 AM PDT · by Mafe · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 30, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    State secessionist movements are long shots at best, but New Yorkers pushing for a breakup between the Big Apple and upstate are counting on the very real possibility of a constitutional convention to boost their odds. Voters will decide in November whether to hold a statewide constitutional convention in 2019, thanks to the New York State Constitution, which allows for such an event every 20 years. Its a rare opportunity that the Divide NYS Caucus hopes to seize. Its time to cease fantasizing that NYS legislators have the best interests of the people in mind, the caucus said in a...
  • President Jackson's Proclamation Regarding Nullification, December 10, 1832

    05/02/2017 11:02:25 AM PDT · by xzins · 30 replies
    Civil War Causes ^ | 10 Dec 1832 | Andrew Jackson
    President Jackson's Proclamation Regarding Nullification, December 10, 1832 Whereas a convention, assembled in the State of South Carolina, have passed an ordinance, by which they declare that the several acts and parts of acts of the Congress of the United States, purporting to be laws for the imposing of duties and imposts on the importation of foreign commodities, and now having actual operation and effect within the United States, and more especially “two acts for the same purposes, passed on the 29th of May, 1828, and on the 14th of July, 1832, are unauthorized by the Constitution of the United...
  • A Private Letter Written By General Jackson, on the 1st of May, 1833 (Supports Trump on Secession)

    05/02/2017 10:35:35 AM PDT · by xzins · 28 replies
    Civil War Causes ^ | May 1, 1833 | Andrew Jackson
    A Private Letter Written By General Jackson, on the 1st of May, 1833, to Rev. A.J. Crawford Washington, May 1st, 1833 My Dear Sir--- I have just received your letter of the 6th ultimo, and have only time in reply to say that General Coffee well understood Mr. Shackleford, and urged your nomination in his stead. I had nominated you; but, on the serious importunity of Col King, your Senator, with General Coffee, the change was adopted, and you nominated for the office you now fill. The Senate cannot remove you, and I am sure your faithfullness and honesty will...
  • A revised version of the Republic of Maine's Constitutions

    04/11/2017 2:17:25 PM PDT · by MEUSAF98 · 1 replies
    The_Republic_OF_Maine ^ | 4/11/17 | MEUSAF98
    This is a revised version of the constitution. I support a Maine Republic as I feel that the US recently have isolated or forgot about Maine. However I feel like the post I saw from The_Republic_Of_Maine sounded to Theoretical. SO I made revisions that I think is fair. Here's the Original post; Now here is mine. PREAMBLE. We the people of the Republic of Maine, in order to establish justice, insure tranquility, provide for our mutual defense, promote our common welfare, and secure to ourselves and our posterity the blessings of liberty, acknowledging with grateful hearts the goodness of the...
  • Sanctuary Cities and States Have Seceded from the Union

    04/09/2017 10:23:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    American ^ | April 9, 2017 | Fay Voshell
    New York City seriously contemplated seceding from the Union just before the outbreak of the Civil War. The mayor of the city was Fernando Wood, a rakish, charming, and handsome devil. He put his finger to the wind when southern states began to secede and decided NYC should stand with her sorely afflicted southern cousins. But veiled in all the rosy political rhetoric was the hard and pragmatic fact that New York was a central hub of the slave trade, inextricably tied to the Souths cotton empire. Money did the real talking. Wood knew that, as he was a crook...
  • Its O.K., California. Breaking Up Isnt Hard to Do

    04/04/2017 8:25:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04/04/2017 | By STEVEN GREENHUT
    SACRAMENTO Two leaders of the successful referendum to remove Britain from the European Union were recently in California, where they said favorable things about the newest version of a plan to split the state in pieces. As Arron Banks told a British newspaper, Its the worlds sixth largest economy, and its very badly run. He isnt the only person to believe that a breakup may be the best way to solve Californias intractable problems. Some news reports about the Yes California independence campaign used the term Calexit, which makes for good headlines because it sounds like Brexit, but its...
  • Nearly 70 Percent of Californians Oppose Seceding from the Union

    03/31/2017 5:33:29 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 38 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 29, 2017 | Austin Yack
    Californias secession movement, CalExit, gained momentum immediately following Donald Trumps victory in November, but it seems to have already fizzled out. Yes California, the leading political action committee fighting for Californias independence from the union, capitalized on the shift in public opinion after Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton overwhelmingly carried the state on Election Day. Last January, for example, the campaign committee submitted a proposal to Secretary of State Alex Padilla, allowing it to collect the signatures necessary to create a ballot-box measure for the November 2018 election. The proposal, intended to repeal the provision in Californias Constitution that describes...
  • 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...
  • Too bad to check: California secession movement leader lives in Russia?

    02/23/2017 5:34:30 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2-22-17 | Ed Morrissey
    Donald Trumps stunning election win has some Californians so upset that they want to secede from the United States. A group calling itself Yes California has organized a petition drive for a referendum in the spring 2019 election to demand a convention of states to approve Calexit, which would recreate the Republic of California of 1850. Louis Marinelli writes that the movement is about California taking its place in the world, standing as an equal among nations. Taking ones place in the world is something Marinelli knows about, as the New York Times discovered. His place in the world isnt...
  • 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 ^ | 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...