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posted by martyb on Wednesday November 23 2016, @05:25PM   Printer-friendly
from the you-can-go-your-own-way-♩♫♩♫ dept.

Supporters of a plan for California to secede from the union took their first formal step Monday morning, submitting a proposed ballot measure to the state attorney general's office in the hopes of a statewide vote as soon as 2018.

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. 

Could California go it alone?


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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by The Mighty Buzzard on Wednesday November 23 2016, @05:52PM

    by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <themightybuzzard@soylentnews.org> on Wednesday November 23 2016, @05:52PM (#431969) Homepage Journal

    I'll head out west with my guns if they really try to make a go of it. Be totally worth it to be shed of them.

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    My rights don't end where your fear begins.
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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 23 2016, @06:24PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 23 2016, @06:24PM (#431989)

    So you're willing to fight FOR California to it can secede?

    • (Score: 3, Funny) by DECbot on Wednesday November 23 2016, @07:29PM

      by DECbot (832) on Wednesday November 23 2016, @07:29PM (#432035) Journal

      I'm willing to send a crack team of geologist to the San Andres fault with the mission to speed up the secession and plunge California into the Pacific.

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      cats~$ sudo chown -R us /home/base
      • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 23 2016, @08:04PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 23 2016, @08:04PM (#432059)

        Don't you do this - remember Murphy's Law! When "The Big One" hits, everything east of the San Andreas will slide into the Atlantic instead.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 24 2016, @04:13AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 24 2016, @04:13AM (#432267)

        My turn to put a damper on this terrible joke once again.
        The San Andreas fault is a slip-strike fault.
        The movement is horizontal--not vertical.
        The motion of the Pacific Plate is sending coastal California northward toward the coast of Alaska.

        -- OriginalOwner_ [soylentnews.org]

        • (Score: 3, Funny) by DECbot on Thursday November 24 2016, @04:50AM

          by DECbot (832) on Thursday November 24 2016, @04:50AM (#432279) Journal

          So you mean to tell me that not only will California be sent to the great white north, but we will crush those fools at Microsoft headquarters in the process? Why haven't we funded this years ago?

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          cats~$ sudo chown -R us /home/base
    • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Thursday November 24 2016, @11:29AM

      Whatever it takes to get them out the door. I don't even wish them ill. I just don't want to share a nation with them anymore.

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      My rights don't end where your fear begins.