Well, isn’t this interesting? California is known for it’s over the top liberal laws that have caused it’s own self-destruction and downward spiral as a state, but THEY want to secede? An organization called ‘Yes California’ supported by Russia is pushing the efforts for California to secede from the United States.
It turns out Louis Marinelli wants to be the next Alex Salmond of California. That’s right! California folks, similar to those in the UK, seem strangled by over-regulation, most of which was caused by their own liberal governor or their own Democrats. Of course, we all know what happened In the UK – #Brexit. In California, Marinelli wants to create a similar circumstance, #Calexit – or California exit.
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced Thursday that a ballot initiative called “California Nation” has been approved by the state to begin collecting signatures to qualify for the 2018 ballot.
The effort is supported by the “Yes California” campaign, an organization that enjoys the support of the Russian government and whose founder, Louis Marinelli, now lives in Russia.
Padilla announced that the Attorney General had prepared the following “official title and summary for the measure” (original emphasis):
CALIFORNIA NATIONHOOD. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AND STATUTE. Repeals provision in California Constitution stating California is an inseparable part of the United States and that the United States Constitution is the supreme law of the land. Places question of whether California should become a separate country on a future ballot. Treats result of such future vote as declaration of independence from the United States if 50 percent of registered voters participate and 55 percent of those voting approve. Requires Governor to request California admission to the United Nations if voters approve independence. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local government: The fiscal impact of this measure is dependent on various factors, including a vote by the people on this measure, a subsequent vote on California independence, possible legal challenges, and implementation issues. Assuming that California actually became an independent nation, the state and its local governments would experience major, but unknown, budgetary impacts. This measure also would result in tens of millions of dollars of one-time state and local election costs.
No state has successfully seceded from the United States since the Civil War but in theory, state secessions are possible. The 1878 Supreme Court ruling on Texas v. White says that no state can secede “except through revolution or through consent of the States.”
The Yes California group has been around for more than two years. It is based around California taxpayers paying more money to the federal government than the state receives in spending, that Californians are culturally different from the rest of the country, and that national media and organizations routinely criticize Californians for being out of step with the rest of the U.S.
Here’s Fox New’s Tucker Carlson speaking with organizer of ‘Yes California’ on the topic of #CalExit:
I’m sorry, but this dude is clueless. What he doesn’t seem to realize is after allowing millions of illegals into the state, Governor Jerry Brown and the other liberal lunatics are the REAL source of the problem.
Brown has racked up a major deficit that has helped send California into a state of increased poverty. Because of all the outrageous and out-of-control spending caused by Gov. Brown and the other liberal, free-spending politicians, California has introduced legislature to increase taxes on gas by over 42% and increase taxes overall by over 50%.
Similar to Illinois, due to over 9,000 businesses leaving the state in the last 8 years due to high taxes and insane regulations, there has been a major hemorrhage in corporate taxes in California. Add to that, the state’s pension system in major despair, along with the state budget which has over a $1.5 billion deficit and you have the works of a major disaster.
As long as there is an influx of illegals pouring over the border of California expecting more and more “freebies” from the liberal politicians in charge, there is going to be a major problem. Liberals can not expect their out-of-control spending to continue. They are finding out fast, California doesn’t have a bottomless pit of funds or resources to support their insanity.
There are a few things California is really good at. One is producing fruits and nuts. I would say that California is now a little over the top with nuts and nutjobs.
So good luck with that #CAExit. Looks like we will see you in court soon and maybe someone like Sen. Mike Lee will be hearing your case as the next appointed Justice on the Supreme Court by President Trump.
California secede….we should be so lucky!