‘Calexit’ California Considers Becoming Independent State after Trump Win
#calexit trending on Twitter
Liberals saying a Donald Trump win means country too divided and we need to separate…
Is this civilized or inciting civil war?
So could it actually happen?
Possibly – there is no specific ban on state secession in the US Constitution. In fact, there’s nothing on secession in there at all.
Plus, there’s a bit of a legal loophole.
In the case of Texas v White, the Supreme Court said:
When Texas became one of the United States, she entered into an indissoluble relation. The union between Texas and the other States was as complete, as perpetual, and as indissoluble as the union between the original States. There was no place for reconsideration or revocation, except through revolution or through consent of the States.
Did you notice that last bit? ‘Except through revolution or through consent of the States.’
If enough Californians want it, there’s a chance it could happen.
Looks like California can legally secede for some reason. Interesting. #Calexit
— David Latchman (@SciWriterDave) November 9, 2016
“Racism, sexism, queerphobia, transphobia, classism, ableism. If all of this makes American ‘great’ again, then we are not America. #CalExit
— California Republic (@SagisAngel) November 9, 2016″
“I am so 100% for #calexit
— Alex Messick (@PotatoScavenger) November 9, 2016″
And others are saying Oregon and Washington (and maybe Nevada) should secede too
— Ann Archie (@SamnRickisMom) November 9, 2016
I Like #WestCoastNation!
When are we Leaving?
— Tom Hall ☘ (@TomHall) November 9, 2016
And this is far from the first west coast secession movement in the US – the Cascadia secessionists have long campaigned for a separate state of Cascadia, which mostly spans the Pacific Northwestern states.
BENDEDREALITY Editor’s Comment: And here we were all worrying about an earthquake breaking America apart..
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