As half of America struggles to stomach Trump's rise to the presidency and the “whitelash” that caused it, one state is poised to potentially get its revenge. California, a state that voted up to 71 percent in favor of the Clinton campaign, has erupted surrounding the discontent over the President-elect Trump. The #Calexit movement has taken Twitter and Facebook by storm.
The nation is politically divided at an unprecedented level. The Yes California Independence Campaign has a solution; an act of mutiny, seceding from the Union. The referendum would put the issue on the ballot.
“In the Spring of 2019, Californians will go to the polls in a historic vote to decide by referendum if California should exit the Union, a #Calexit vote, wrote campaign organizers. “You will have this historic opportunity because the Yes California Independence Campaign will qualify a citizen’s initiative for the 2018 ballot that if passed would call for a special election for Californians to vote for or against the independence of California from the United States.”
The Brexit campaign in Britain, which the Calexit movement is named after, successfully divorced the nation from the European Union. The referendum hopes to preserve California's diversity and equality. Other issues surrounding the referendum include disputes over free trade and the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.
In the wake of Trump's ascendance, the Dow quivered and plunged over 500 points. Organizers worry about the economic future of the nation. "As the sixth largest economy in the world,” the campaign website states. “California is more economically powerful than France and has a population larger than Poland. Point-by-point, California compares and competes with countries, not just the 49 other states."
The campaign offers nine bullet points outlining the goals of the campaign. The points include Peace and Security, Elections and Government, Trade and Regulations, Debt and Taxes, Immigration, Natural Resources, The Environment, Health & Science and Education.
Other topics trending include the entire West Coast Secession, with variable ploys including the inclusion of Oregon and Washington and others with Nevada included. Many will be strongly offended at the mere notion of dissolving the unity of the Union and others think that the time is now.