California has been blatantly opposing Trump’s presidency with their support of illegal immigration and a state bill that allows them to seemingly ignore federal law.
It seems that some extreme leftists in California are wanting to take the Trump resistance one step further. An official ballot initiative is in place asking for signatures to support California’s secession from the U.S. (via Sacbee.com)
On Tuesday, Xavier Becerra, California’s state attorney general, issued a ballot seeking to create a commission to facilitate California’s secession. It would erase part of the state’s constitution making them inseparable from the U.S. and would seek greater autonomy for the state.
Becerra has been a fierce opponent of Trump. In an interview, he warned Trump to “be careful,” saying, “If you try to do something that I don’t believe comports with our regime of laws, starting with the U.S. Constitution, we’ll test you.” (via The Atlantic)
His warning was in response to an interview Trump had with Bill O’Reilly regarding the infamous “California Values Act.” The California Values Act would allow California to deny information to ICE about illegal criminals in California prisons and require that they serve the entire prison sentence on U.S. soil before being deported.
Trump was very critical of the bill saying, “I think it’s ridiculous.” When asked how he would handle the issue Trump said, “If we have to, we’ll defund,” referring to an executive order he signed that would deny funds to states engaged in protecting illegal immigrants from deportation. “We give tremendous amounts of money to California. California in many ways is out of control…” (via Los Angeles Times)
With ICE making excellent headway under Trump’s presidency and the Department of Justice pulling funding from a number of sanctuary cities, it seems Becerra sees no alternative but to secede from the U.S.
This wouldn’t be the first time California has tried to break away in what’s being called “CalExit.” In April, Louis Marinelli, a member of the Yes California group, withdrew his plans to push for California’s secession after a number of controversies surrounding his ties to Russia.
Many people in California want to secede from the U.S. Do you think they can get the required number of signatures?
Despite the April setback, Marinelli was confident the secession would prove successful and has supported a number of other campaigns running since that time. He also believed secession would be in the best interest of all Californians, saying, “No other plan offers better solutions to the problems or alleviates the growing fears of tens of millions of people who live in California.” (via SFGate)
The ballot to make California’s secession possible for discussion would require 585,000 signatures and a measure to separate the state wouldn’t be possible until 2018. Until then, California seems content to utilize any means necessary to deny Trump’s presidency and protect the large number of illegal immigrants living there.
California’s desire to break away from the U.S. is nothing more than a liberal temper tantrum from those who didn’t get their way in the 2016 presidential election. It’s high time these dissenters were replaced with mature individuals willing to seek compromise and have the ability to respect the duly-elected president.