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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: 2) by meustrus on Wednesday November 23 2016, @06:07PM

    by meustrus (4961) on Wednesday November 23 2016, @06:07PM (#431981)

    First they came for the Indians, and I fought them, because I am an Indian. I lost.

    First they came for the Indians, and I applauded them because I wanted the Indians' land. Then they came for my slaves, and I---wait, what the fuck? I need those! But I lost.

    Then they came for southerners' slaves, and I applauded them because slavery is bad. Then they came for the socialists, and seriously, the USSR is not a model for what I believe in. Too bad, I lost.

    Then they came for the socialists, and I applauded them because the USSR is scary. Then they came for northern blacks, and you know I'm gonna Black Panther their shit. I lost that one too.

    Then they came for northern blacks, and I applauded them because I'm racist. Then they came for the hackers, but you can't do that because I'm from a rich white family and I didn't know what I was doing. I lost and now I work for them.

    Then they came for the hackers, and I applauded them because hackers are scary. Then they came for my sense of entitlement. Guess what happened.

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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by DECbot on Wednesday November 23 2016, @07:25PM

    by DECbot (832) on Wednesday November 23 2016, @07:25PM (#432032) Journal

    Guess what happened.

    You became unable to articulate a point?

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 23 2016, @08:48PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 23 2016, @08:48PM (#432090)

      I used to be able to articulate a point like you, but then I took an arrow to the knee.