Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Calexit: California, Adios!

 

It seems that out in California an impressively large number of people are petitioning for a referendum on secession.  While I don’t think much of their motive, I say more power to them.

The motivation is, of course, fear by California leftists and foreigners that the 2016 federal election has deprived them of the excessive influence they have exercised over American domestic policies at least since a movie actor was elected President in 1980.  The secession move amounts to an adolescent tantrum at not getting their way. This reflects a widespread defect of the Yankee national character—a tendency to reduce public matters to self-centered personal emotions.

However, there is a principle involved here.  The basic principle of the Declaration of Independence that Americans claim to admire (though seldom exercising it):  just governments must derive their being from “the consent of the governed.”  If a majority of the real citizens of California want to be independent of the U.S., they should be and have every right to decide so.  Frankly, I would be delighted to be rid of them—far happier, I suspect, than they would be in getting rid of me.  I do not need them at all.  They need me to boss around and feel superior to.

13 comments:

  1. Let 'em go!

    No more federal funding, no more EBT cards, no more social security, no more Fed welfare, period.

    See how long they last on their own.

    Bob

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  2. Yes! And the Delaration of Independence uses the phrase "free and independent States". Accordingly, the United States has NO delegated powers in the Constitution to use force and terror to prevent a State or States from leaving the union and without delegated powers from the States and the Prople, the Federal a Government may for NOTHING. --Ron W

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    1. Absolutely. We tried that once, needless to say, but...

      "Truth crushed to earth is truth still and like a seed will rise again."

      Jefferson Davis

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  3. Just kick out all of the invaders and their invader children.
    By law that would leave maybe a third of Californians still there. (Likely more. I exaggerate when numbers are unknown sometimes)
    That might include the new head of the state assembly(?) and more than just half his family that is illegally here.
    Invaders never gain citizenship, nor their children under international law and as the US Supreme Court has discussed.
    The Japanese occupying Attu Alaska in WW2 did not have citizenship here, nor would their children born there have US citizenship. The same with the invading armies from the South and elsewhere. Nor would an invading Nazi army have gained citizenship for itself or it's children.

    Fun facts to poke the invaders with. maybe keep a million of the good ones. All else evacuate California now. This comment is what the LA press was warning them about before the election.

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    1. This comment is what the LA press was warning them about before the election.

      But Hillary's chance of winning was 99.9% :)

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    2. - But Hillary's chance of winning was 99.9%But Hillary's chance of winning was 99.9% -

      So it was. So it was. 'They' said.

      But I did shut down all the racist invaders when I hit them with the likely interpretation of the law.
      I may have to come back and do more if the administration's efforts get stalled. Ideas have great power. Use them. Apply the law is what hasn't been done in 40 years. We would not be so invaded had the law been applied back then and not been squashed in order to support enemy agendas.

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    3. We would not be so invaded had the law been applied back then and not been squashed in order to support enemy agendas.

      Operation Wetback

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  4. Let californians vote county by county, the exit state would be smaller but more effective at removing the cancer and saving the patient. I'm contemplating a gofundme to help the exiters along.

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  5. Patrick, I've read reports that the northern and western, conservative/libertarian counties of California want to separate and form the new State of Jefferson. Sounds like your solution. --Ron W

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    1. That rings a bell, also we tried a Pacific Republic during The War, but were thwarted.

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  6. Brock, it would seem the secessionists in California would have a greater chance of success if the conservative/libertarian counties in the north and west formed a new State. But in the typical leftwing mindset, they would probably oppose for others what they want for themselves. --Ron W

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    1. Good point and precisely correct. Thanks.

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