It’s actually kind of funny that there is a #CalExit movement going on in California. There is a movement that has been building for some time with people and activists in the state and their goal is to really secede from the United States! They are hoping to get enough signatures so they can have a statewide ballot measure in order to let people in California decide.
Here is some information from the LA Times:
Marcus Ruiz Evans, the vice president and co-founder of Yes California, said his group had been planning to wait for a later election, but the presidential election of Donald Trump sped up the timeline.
“We’re doing it now because of all of the overwhelming attention,” Evans said.
The Yes California group has been around for more than two years, Evans said. 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 more from a local CBS affiliate:
Right. They’re going to blame it on Donald Trump. California is a train wreck waiting to happen. The only thing that keeps the state soluble is thanks to the billions of federal dollars it receives. California has some of the highest tax rates and housing costs. It is a regulation nightmare. Outside of Silicon Valley it is a terrible place to start or even maintain a business.
It would be GREAT if California left and that state stopped feeding from the trough.
The problem is, they can’t. The Civil War decided this question. Once a state is part of the union, they cannot leave the union unless the entire nation dissolves and that’s not going to happen.
So they can put away all of their signs, signatures and papers. Even if it makes it to a vote, it won’t matter. The United States government won’t acknowledge it.
Tell others about this. When you stop laughing, see if the know people who live in California who may want no part of this. They may want to start paying more attention!