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California wants to secede From The US; Dream Or Reality
One in every three California residents supports the most populous U.S. state’s peaceful withdrawal from the union, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll, many of them Democrats strongly opposed to Trump’s ascension to the country’s highest office.
The 32 per cent support rate is sharply higher than the last time the poll asked Californians about secession, in 2014, when one-in-five or 20 per cent favoured it around the time Scotland held its independence referendum and voted to remain in the United Kingdom.
California also far surpasses the national average favouring secession, which stood at 22 per cent, down from 24 per cent in 2014.
The idea of secession is largely a settled matter in the United States, though the impulse to break away carries on in some corners of the country, most notably in Texas.
While interest has remained about the same nationwide, it has found more favour in California and the concept has even earned a catchy name – “Calexit.”
“I don’t think it’s likely to happen, but if things get really bad it could be an option,” said Stephen Miller, 70, a retired transportation planner who lives in Sacramento and told pollsters he “tended to support” secession.
“There’s a whole series of things that are going to get Californians riled up,” said Rubly, 68. “And if he pushes those buttons in the wrong way, there’s going to be hell to pay.” Full Story
Conservative Californians want to Break free from the rest of the state
“New California” is swiftly taking over social media.
On Monday, a fringe political group out of California called for the state’s central, mostly rural counties to break away from the rest of the state. Organizers gathered in a government building outside Sacramento for a reading of their own Declaration of Independence from California.
Unlike the “Calexit” movements of the past, which gathered steam on Twitter after the election of President Donald Trump, these Californians want to leave the Golden State, not the country.
“Well, it’s been ungovernable for a long time. High taxes, education, you name it,” Robert Paul Preston, the movement’s cofounder, told CBS Sacramento.
New California would be made up of roughly 15 million people across 42 counties, leaving the state’s coastal urban enclaves like Los Angeles and San Francisco on their own. According to the group’s website, the existing California would surrender between 25 and 27 seats in the US House of Representatives to New California, based on 2016 population estimates.
The split would result in, effectively, a blue California and a red California.
The founders of New California took an early step toward statehood Monday with the reading of their own Declaration of Independence. They say their state is “ungovernable.” https://t.co/m2y1mwWwit pic.twitter.com/oHOfWHSTen