There’s a movement on in California to secede from the nation. It’s called Calexit, like the British movement Brixit to get out of the EU, and its driving force is a group called Yes California Independence Campaign. The group, of course, is unhappy with the election of Trump and thinks there are worse things to come.
Yes, the state that nearly went broke several years ago now wants to be an independent nation. They want out of our democratic system that has worked so well for over 200 years. As one organizer stated in a recent Yahoo News article, “So, let’s get out of that system so we can elect fair-minded, rational politicians to office.” That’s his opinion, of course. Seems to me that half the country feels it’s already elected the right politician. Besides, how can California be so high and mighty about who leads us?
They have elected plenty of doozies themselves over the years.
Granted we didn’t have the best choices in last month’s election. But where do you place the blame? Both candidates went through their respective party’s vetting process and they emerged the victors. Do we want to change the process, wreck the whole works, just because half the country doesn’t like who was elected this time? We better think long and hard before we start tampering with that!
There really is nobody to blame but ourselves – that is if you were in the Hillary Clinton camp. As far as Clinton getting beat, not enough women, Hispanics and Blacks, the same groups Trump was criticized for denigrating, got out and voted for her in enough numbers. Or, worse yet, they voted for the other guy. Those voters are the ones who need to be chastised, not the system. It worked as designed. I’d bet half the Californians pushing to secede, as well as the other protestors around the country, didn’t even vote in the election.
California is a big, wealthy state. It contributes mightily to the benefit of our whole nation. But if it insists on leaving the Union, which is nearly impossible to accomplish, I say, go for it. At least all the movie stars who boasted about moving out of the country if Trump got elected could stay where they are.
It was also mentioned in the article that if the American public could vote a controversial nominee such as Trump into office, then candidates to come may be even worse.
Once again, that’s someone’s opinion, but it’s right! That’s how the system works. Americans pick their leaders ... good and bad. The one with the most votes, or Electoral College votes to be exact, gets elected. Same as it’s always been.