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  • Has the California backlash against liberal craziness finally begun?

    04/08/2018 8:42:56 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 102 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 · 21 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 · 82 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.”...
  • New California declares "independence" from rest of state

    01/16/2018 7:49:24 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 117 replies
    CBS & MSN ^ | 01/16/2018 | not listed
    ACRAMENTO — With the reading of their own version of a Declaration of Independence, founders of the state of New California took the first steps to what they hope will eventually lead to statehood. CBS Sacramento reports they don't want to leave the United States, just California.
  • California Moves One Step Closer to Secession from the Union

    01/04/2018 6:44:16 AM PST · by davikkm · 65 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    Starting with the first day of 2018, California officially became US’s first and largest sanctuary state, as a brand-new sweeping immigration law started producing effects on Monday, January 1st. The new law dubbed SB54 passed through the state’s legislature back in September. After DEM Governor Jerry Moonbeam Brown signed it into law in October, we can safely presume that California just took one step closer to secession from the Union, and we are not mincing words here. The problem with SB54 is that California’s police will no longer be allowed to participate in federal immigration enforcement actions, nor to ask...
  • Israel refuses to support Spain against Catalan independence

    10/31/2017 1:14:14 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/10/17 | Tal Polon
    Breaking with the stance of other Western countries, Israel decided on Monday not to express an official opinion on the issue of Catalan independence in the meantime, NRG reported. According to the report, Spain asked Israel over the weekend to publicly declare that it does not support Catalan independence, as part of Spain’s efforts to garner international consensus on the matter. Israel’s ambivalence is a departure from the opposition to Catalan independence declared by the EU and US. On Friday, US State Dept. spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement that “Catalonia is an integral part of Spain, and the...
  • Leander Chosen as Site for Texas Bullion Depository

    11/03/2017 2:14:27 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 27 replies
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An Austin-area city will be home to the Texas Bullion Depository with construction expected to begin early next year. Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Friday announced the site will be in Leander (lee-AND'-ehr), about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of Austin. The exact location hasn't been revealed for security reasons. Hegar in June announced Lone Star Tangible Assets of Austin was selected to build and operate the depository. The 2015 Legislature approved a plan to start keeping the state's gold holdings within its own borders, instead of in an underground vault at a New York City...
  • Look who's advocating for secession now?

    10/25/2017 9:40:22 AM PDT · by fwdude · 25 replies
    10/25/17 | fwdude
    The hypocrites never seem to surprise me with their depth of two-facedness. https://www.democraticunderground.com/10029748635