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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Is California Really Going to Secede?

    01/30/2017 6:50:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 123 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 01/30/2017 | By Ed Kilgore
    Like the talk of secession in conservative southern states after Barack Obama became president, the idea of a separate California Republic builds on long-standing separatist feelings amplified by a momentous national election. Since Donald Trump became president while securing less than a third of the vote in California, the Yes California campaign — a.k.a. Calexit — has gotten a lot of attention and perhaps even some momentum in getting an initial measure placed on 2018 general election ballot. An estimated 7,000 volunteers have begun amassing the 585,407 signatures necessary to place a constitutional amendment on the 2018 ballot deleting the...
  • Register to vote with Yes California's "Californian National Party"!

    01/16/2017 10:42:08 AM PST · by MeganC · 80 replies
    Via email from http://www.yescalifornia.org/ ^ | January 16, 2017 | Yes California
    Friend -- The cause of Californian independence requires us to adopt multiple lines of attack. Yes California is busy working to qualify a ballot measure that will give us the chance to hold a vote on independence on March 5, 2019. Register to volunteer to collect signatures if you haven't already, or chip in a few bucks if you can't. Now there's another way you can help the cause of independence and it will take just a few minutes. Yes California is reorganizing its political party, the Californian National Party, to begin running pro-independence candidates to local, county, and state...
  • 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...
  • Calexit: Leftists File Papers to Secede, Form New Confederacy(bye felicia)

    11/22/2016 6:41:55 AM PST · by rktman · 294 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/22/2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    A group of left-wing Californians, frustrated with the recent election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States, has filed an application to put a secession referendum — “Calexit” — on the 2018 ballot. The East Bay Times reports that the group, called Yes California, intends to circumvent the U.S. Congress: A “yes” vote would trigger a special election the following March in which residents would decide if “California should become a free, sovereign and independent country.” Another “yes” vote would require the governor of the newly minted “Republic of California” to apply to the United...
  • Trump victory gives impetus to California secession movement

    11/10/2016 5:33:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 103 replies
    CBSNEWS.COM ^ | November 10, 2016 | CBS
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Donald Trump’s election as president is giving a big social-media boost to an unlikely effort in the nation’s most populous state: a plan to vote on seceding from the union. The Yes California Independence Campaign hopes to put a question on the November 2018 ballot that would authorize a statewide independence vote for the spring of 2019. The effort drew little attention until Tuesday’s election, which also kept Trump’s fellow Republicans in charge of Congress and raised the possibility of a conservative shift on the U.S. Supreme Court. Any effort to get an issue on the ballot...
  • 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: California Attorney General Allows Secession Effort To Move Forward (YES WE CAN!)

    08/15/2017 4:34:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 54 replies
    7/27/17
    Link only - http://www.dailywire.com/news/19047/calexit-california-attorney-general-allows-john-nolte
  • Californians might vote in 2018 on taking steps toward secession in a 'Calexit'

    11/22/2016 8:04:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/22/2016 | Melia Robinson
    In 2018, the issue of whether California should secede from the union could come to a head. Yes California Independence Campaign, a fringe political group that calls for the state to become an independent nation, filed a proposed ballot measure with the Attorney General's Office on November 21, The Sacramento Bee reports. If it garners the half a million signatures required to appear on the 2018 gubernatorial ballot, the measure would strike language from the state constitution that would help clear a path to secession. Still, a state holds no right to secede under federal law. Californians would need to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lords of Silicon Valley – Bannon Takes Aim at Californian Secessionists

    10/23/2017 10:45:39 AM PDT · by davikkm · 10 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    The stunning speech given by Steve Bannon for Californian Republicans is not only a rallying cry to action, but also far-seeing in its angle on the future of California as part of the American union. Three factors are in play that are working towards cessation, and the Globalists are fully behind it. As reported in Politic, Bannon said that: “They (the Silicon Valley leaders) want all the benefits of a free society…all the benefits of this rules-based international order,’’ including lucrative trade deals and capital markets, he said, while “we the citizens of the United States…underwrite the whole thing.” He...
  • Texas Park Named for Confederate President May Become ‘Parque Unidad’

    09/28/2017 10:32:45 AM PDT · by davikkm · 11 replies
    breitbart ^ | MERRILL HOPE
    The Fort Worth Park and Recreation Advisory Board met Wednesday and unanimously agreed to re-brand a local park named for Jefferson Davis, the president of the short-lived Confederate States of America, to “Parque Unidad, Unity Park.” Only last Friday, the Dallas Park Board voted to strip Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s moniker from the park which bore his name. It will temporarily revert back to a previous nomenclature, Oak Lawn Park, until Dallas determines a new name. As Breitbart Texas reported, this followed the controversial decision city officials made to remove Lee’s bronze likeness from public grounds with little input...
  • California secession organizers say they've opened an embassy -- in Moscow

    12/20/2016 11:04:06 PM PST · by Repeal 16-17 · 97 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 20, 2016 | John Myers
    California gained an embassy in Russia last weekend, at least in the eyes of those who have promised to seek a statewide vote on secession, nicknamed "Calexit," in 2018. Louis Marinelli, a San Diego resident who is the leader of the group promoting an effort to turn the state into an independent country , organized the Moscow event that was publicized on social media. "We want to start laying the groundwork for a dialogue about an independent California joining the United Nations now," he said in an email Monday.
  • EXCLUSIVE–New Black Panther Leader: Blacks Need to Migrate to Five Southern States, Form ‘Country Wi

    07/10/2016 2:21:53 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 253 replies
    Reuters via Breitbart ^ | July 10, 2016 | Reuters via Aaron Klein
    Omowale was speaking in an interview set to air Sunday night on this reporter’s talk radio program, “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” broadcast on New York’s AM 970 The Answer and News Talk 990 AM in Philadelphia. Omowale used the interview to claim five states as belonging to the “Black Nation”: Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Alabama, and Georgia. The revolutionary stated: “We just need to start migrating back to those states and taking control of the economics in those states. If black people move in, most definitely white people will move out. So it’s not a hard process for us to...
  • Rand Paul’s Paleo Problem

    07/17/2013 7:03:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/17/2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    Rand Paul is the most interesting contender for the Republican nomination. And when I say interesting, I mean that in the broadest sense. A case in point: Last week, the Kentucky senator hit some turbulence when the Washington Free Beacon reported that Jack Hunter, Paul’s aide and the co-author of his book, The Tea Party Goes to Washington, was once the Southern Avenger. Who’s that? Starting in the 1990s, as a radio shock-jock, Hunter would wear a wrestling mask made from a Confederate flag, while making jokes about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and having the South re-secede. “Although Lincoln’s...
  • Democrats call on McConnell to condemn Paul for employing 'Southern Avenger'

    07/10/2013 8:40:36 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 17 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 7/10/2013 | Jack Brammer
    FRANKFORT — Kentucky Democratic Party Chairman Dan Logsdon called on U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Wednesday to condemn U.S. Sen. Rand Paul's hiring of a staffer with a history of making controversial comments about race. Washington Free Beacon, a conservative online publication, reported Tuesday that Paul staffer Jack Hunter is a former talk-radio host who called himself the "Southern Avenger" and is a former member of the League of the South, a group that advocates Southern secession. "Senator McConnell likes Republicans to call him leader, and he has made himself heard on every issue he deems of consequence, real...
  • Did Abolitionist Hatred of the South Cause the Civil War?

    07/06/2013 7:37:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 460 replies
    PJ Lifestyle ^ | July 5, 2013 | David Forsmark
    A Conversation with Thomas Fleming, historian and author of A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War.Thomas Fleming is known for his provocative, politically incorrect, and very accessible histories that challenge many of the clichés of current American history books. Fleming is a revisionist in the best conservative sense of the word. His challenges to accepted wisdom are not with an agenda, but with a relentless hunger for the truth and a passion to present the past as it really was, along with capturing the attitudes and culture of the times. In...