California Prepares Its Final Blunder (UPDATE)

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California Prepares Its Final Blunder (UPDATE)

california-republic-bonesby baldilocks

Incensed by Hillary Clinton’s sec­ond unsuc­cess­ful pres­i­den­tial bid, Cal­i­for­nia seces­sion advo­cates are riled up and ready to go.

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.

The attor­ney general’s office will give the bal­lot mea­sure a title and sum­mary, and Evans said he hopes to begin col­lect­ing sig­na­tures to get it on the bal­lot in the spring. Qual­i­fy­ing bal­lot mea­sures typ­i­cally requires sig­nif­i­cant resources to pay sig­na­ture gath­er­ers, and Yes Cal­i­for­nia doesn’t have major finan­cial back­ing. But Evans said 13,000 peo­ple have vol­un­teered to col­lect signatures.

This is real,” Evans said. “We treat it seriously.”

Cal­i­for­nia has been fun­da­men­tally — and pur­pose­fully – transformed.

The state which was for­merly con­ser­v­a­tive enough to have four GOP gov­er­nors in the last 50 years — one being Ronald W. Rea­gan – has been shaped and molded into the image of the Orga­nized Left’s fevered dreams. It has been Cloward-​Pivened.

Many fac­tors have sped the process along, the over­turn­ing of voter-​approved Propo­si­tion 187 by the courts back in the 1990s being a sig­nif­i­cant sign­post. And when hard­core left­ist Jerry Brown was elected as gov­er­nor of Cal­i­for­nia in 2011 long after his first terms in the same office (19751983), it was a sign that the process was near­ing com­ple­tion. Cal­i­for­nia is now a one party state.

These seces­sion­ists don’t know what they are doing; no clue about what they will likely start.

I can guess at one out­come: vio­lence and mass eth­nic cleans­ing. Who will be cleansed: non-​Hispanics and non-​Muslims — except for the rich.

A Cal­i­for­nia seces­sion would cre­ate a human calamity the likes of which most of us soft Amer­i­cans have never imag­ined or wit­nessed, much less been a part of. There will be a lot of run­ning for and being dri­ven by force to the new bor­der. But the Orga­nized Left has been try­ing to turn this beau­ti­ful state into its utopian fan­tasy for a long time. Maybe the seces­sion­ists do know what they are doing.

I will actively cam­paign and edu­cate against it. Some might say that it can’t be stopped, but doing noth­ing is not an option.

And I say that seces­sion would be be this state’s final blun­der because, at that point, the Cal­i­for­nia we knew will be gone.

UPDATE: Cal­i­for­nia has become not-​California a lot faster than I pre­dicted. Look closely.

[cap­tion id=“attachment_93446” align=“aligncenter” width=“179”]ca-assemblypinmisspelled The new Cal­i­for­nia State Assem­bly pin[/caption]

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california-republic-bonesby baldilocks

Incensed by Hillary Clinton’s second unsuccessful presidential bid, California secession advocates are riled up and ready to go.

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.

The attorney general’s office will give the ballot measure a title and summary, and Evans said he hopes to begin collecting signatures to get it on the ballot in the spring. Qualifying ballot measures typically requires significant resources to pay signature gatherers, and Yes California doesn’t have major financial backing. But Evans said 13,000 people have volunteered to collect signatures.

“This is real,” Evans said. “We treat it seriously.”

California has been fundamentally—and purposefully–transformed.

The state which was formerly conservative enough to have four GOP governors in the last 50 years—one being Ronald W. Reagan–has been shaped and molded into the image of the Organized Left’s fevered dreams. It has been Cloward-Pivened.

Many factors have sped the process along, the overturning of voter-approved Proposition 187 by the courts back in the 1990s being a significant signpost. And when hardcore leftist Jerry Brown was elected as governor of California in 2011 long after his first terms in the same office (1975-1983), it was a sign that the process was nearing completion. California is now a one party state.

These secessionists don’t know what they are doing; no clue about what they will likely start.

I can guess at one outcome: violence and mass ethnic cleansing. Who will be cleansed: non-Hispanics and non-Muslims—except for the rich.

A California secession would create a human calamity the likes of which most of us soft Americans have never imagined or witnessed, much less been a part of. There will be a lot of running for and being driven by force to the new border. But the Organized Left has been trying to turn this beautiful state into its utopian fantasy for a long time. Maybe the secessionists do know what they are doing.

I will actively campaign and educate against it. Some might say that it can’t be stopped, but doing nothing is not an option.

And I say that secession would be be this state’s final blunder because, at that point, the California we knew will be gone.

UPDATE: California has become not-California a lot faster than I predicted. Look closely.

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The new California State Assembly pin

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. (Her older blog is located here.) Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2012. Her second novel will be done one day soon! Follow her on Twitter.

Please contribute to Juliette’s JOB:  Her new novel, her blog, her Internet to keep the latter going and COFFEE to keep her going!

Or hit Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Independent Journalism!

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