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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 aristarchus on Thursday November 24 2016, @06:16AM

    by aristarchus (2645) on Thursday November 24 2016, @06:16AM (#432307) Journal

    For years I have been regularly instructed

    We have found the error. You do not just walk into Mord. . . instruct jmorris! It will not take! He will not understand! He will think you failed his sorry ass because you are a libtard professor! Because he cannot understand the simplest things about humanity, helocentric systems, global warming, equality before the law, and universal human rights. Go look HERE [], jmorris. Instruct yourself. You signed this. Do not depend on teachers like Newt Gingrinch, who is a stupid person's idea of what a smart person is. There is a whole new world of rational thought and reality based reasoning out there, jmorris! If only you make the slightest move to meet it, it will meet you more than half way.
    But, not in that way. Pervert.

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