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Go! California and Oregon Propose Secession from United States

Saturday, November 12, 2016 9:38
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The traitors and seditionists and their violent stooges did not get their way in this last election and being the sore losers that they are, there is now talk of secession in California and Oregon.

I say, good, good-bye.

Who wants to live with these totalitarian animals? They work viciously and violently to destroy the very founding principles of this magnificent country – individual rights, property rights, capitalism, freedom of speech and gun rights. Frankly, America would be well off to be rid of these savages. I say, let them go.

The last civil war we had, Abraham Lincoln fought these same Democrats over slavery. It’s the same war albeit a different form of slavery. This time, why lose 650,000 American lives? Let these enslavers secede. We would be vastly better off. We don’t we to live with them and they don’t want to live with us.

Basta. Go already.

“California Today: Secessionist Groups Seize the Moment,New York Times‎, November 10, 2016:

For a second night on Wednesday, thousands of protesters gathered in cities across the state to denounce the idea of a Donald J. Trump-led America, with some chanting, ”Not my president!

On social media, the hashtag #Calexit took off, echoing the British decision to leave the European Union.

And in Sacramento, a joint statement from legislative leaders said, “Today, we woke up feeling like strangers in a foreign land.”

For one group, the postelection reaction has been electrifying. Yes California, a grass-roots organization with 3,000 or so supporters, has for years been trying to persuade Californians to take up the cause of secession.

“We hit it big with Trump being elected,” Marcus Ruiz Evans, a spokesman, said on Wednesday.

California cannot, of course, just pick up and leave. Even if the state wanted to, an exit would require two-thirds approval of both the House and Senate in Washington, along with the blessing of 38 state legislatures — a feat analysts say is implausible.

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But Mr. Evans may be on to something. After Mr. Trump clinched his victory late Tuesday, at least three tech investors signaled a willingness to finance a secession effort.

Shervin Pishevar, a co-founder of Hyperloop One, announced on Twitter that he would back a “legitimate campaign” for California to become its own nation.

And Oregon:

“After Donald Trump victory, Oregonians submit ballot proposal to secede from the union,” Oregon Live, November  10, 2016:

Two days after Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, two Portlanders have submitted a petition for a 2018 ballot initiative to have Oregon secede from the United States.

On Thursday morning, Jennifer Rollins, a lawyer, and Christian Trejbal, a writer, filed the Oregon Secession Act.

“Oregonian values are no longer the values held by the rest of the United States,” Trejbal said over the phone Thursday.

Those values? “Life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness,” Trejbal said, “plus equality.”

“Obviously,” he said, the ballot proposal “came about partially in response to the election results on Tuesday.”

“But,” he added, “it’s been developing over time.”

Trejbal said that he and Rollins are hoping to start a serious conversation in Oregon about what it would mean to peacefully leave the United States. They opted for 2018 to give Oregonians some time to really think about what seceding from the union would mean.

Some Californians have already expressed interest in seceding and the language of the Oregon proposal includes the option to bring other states into a “Constitutional Convention.”

Trejbal said that joining forces with other states like Washington, California and Nevada is “a viable way to go forward.”

These states, he said, “could all get together and form a nation that uphold the values that we share.”

To start the ballot title drafting process, the Oregon Secession Act must receive 1,000 signatures. Trejbal said he and Rollins would be at Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland on Thursday night to begin the process of getting those signatures.

You can read the Oregon Secession Act here.

Update: Nov. 11, 3:13 p.m. The petition for this ballot measure has been withdrawn after overwhelming positive and negative responses. 

The post GO! California and Oregon Propose Secession from United States appeared first on The Geller Report.

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