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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 Username on Wednesday November 23 2016, @08:32PM

    by Username (4557) on Wednesday November 23 2016, @08:32PM (#432075)

    Let’s say that the feds some how let CA out of the union peacefully, only confiscating all their bank assets or something. How do you expect to keep the red parts of CA and the working class in line? If you subjugate them by force, they’ll seek aid from the States, and now the US can now come in not peacefully and take back control.

    You should try though. I’d love to see you get kicked out of your ivory tower.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 23 2016, @08:40PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 23 2016, @08:40PM (#432080)

    I was anticipating an exchange.

    Offer amnesty for The People's Republic of Boulder to repatriate their native lands in exchange for the rednecks outside of city limits.

    Watch the entire economy of California collapse once the oil needs changing.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 23 2016, @10:41PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 23 2016, @10:41PM (#432182)

    Your assumptions are just so very off base. Get away from our towers and back to your mud hole!