Beginning Of The End? Movement To Secede California From U.S. Gets Big Win

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Calexit is a movement to secede California from the rest of the United States. The movement’s leaders have been talking about this for over a year. Now, they have scored a big win that just might change everything.

California’s rising homelessness, endless illegal aliens, and a variety of natural disasters might soon be someone else’s problems. (Photo Credit: Franco Folini/Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post/Getty Images/Glenn Beltz)

Among the most liberal, out-of-touch, and downright weird places in the United States, California might be the worst. For many years, its state government has enjoyed a large Democratic majority. At the same time, the once prosperous state has been in free fall, to the surprise of no one.

Its infrastructure is crumbling. Local economies lose jobs, thanks to high taxes and minimum wage hikes. Homelessness is at epidemic levels. On top of that, Governor Jerry Brown prioritizes criminals and illegal aliens over law-abiding citizens.

California’s leadership has made it clear they are opposed to President Trump. I guess making America great again goes against these leftists’ basic principles. So, it comes as no surprise to hear there is a movement among residents to completely cut themselves off from the United States. Calexit poises to do something we haven’t seen since the Civil War.

The leaders of this movement want to make California its own sovereign country. Lol, okay. You go right ahead. It seems like an uphill battle, after all. But, just wait a minute. This group of “visionaries” just scored a major win for their cause. Their initiative might be on the ballot in the next election. That gives California citizens a clear way to secede if that’s what they really want.

Advocates who want California to secede from the rest of the United States were given the green light Monday to begin collecting signatures for their initiative.

California’s Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced the ballot proposal had been cleared.

The latest measure would ask voters in 2020 to decide whether to open up a secession discussion. If passed, a second election would be held a year later asking voters to affirm the decision and become an independent country.

Advocates have until mid-October to gather 365,880 signatures of registered voters to get it on the ballot…

“Calexit is left — we are progressive, and that’s why we don’t like Trump,” [the Yes California group co-founder Marcus Ruiz] Evans said. [Source: Fox News]

They don’t like President Donald Trump. Their solution, naturally, is to completely devastate California. Imagine what the fallout will be if California leaves the country. First off, it will lose billions of federal aid — aid that is needed to keep their society going. You can expect a mass exodus of residents next, who actually want to stay in America.

That doesn’t even begin to delve into the illegal immigration situation. With U.S. laws no longer governing immigration, you can imagine the massive influx of aliens crossing into California. I mean, California already ignores U.S. immigration laws. As a separate country, there will be nothing to stop a tidal wave of criminal aliens from flooding the land.

While it’s still a longshot, you have to keep in mind what’s going on in California. Sadly, the many patriotic Americans who live there suffer from the terrible leadership of Governor Brown and his flunkies. Once great cities and communities are overrun with crime, illegal aliens, and homelessness. Thanks to incredible neglect, natural disasters have devastated entire regions. Drought, wildfires, and mudslides have destroyed countless homes.

This is all thanks to the terrible leadership of California’s super-liberal government. Citizens are forced to deal with nightmare scenarios. And, each day it seems to only be getting worse, as Thomas Wictor pointed out in a series of tweets.

Wictor’s not alone in his sentiments. California Democrats are determined to destroy their state, just to send a message to Trump and his supporters. If they are successful at seceding from the Union, the conditions will deteriorate even more rapidly.

If you think 300,000 signatures is a lot, think again. The Calexit group has flourished, thanks to their hatred of President Trump.

Evans says his group’s membership has grown four times its size since President Trump took office. There are about 44,000 current members.

There have been multiple efforts in the past for California to break away from the rest of America. They have either been withdrawn or failed to gather the signatures required to advance. [Source: Fox News]

This one just might succeed. And, all I can say is good luck with your terrible country.