So, if they can get about half a million more signatures on their petition, there’ll be a 2018 referendum to decide whether California should secede from the United States.
Tucker Carlson last night interviewed one of the leaders of the “Calexit” movement. The guy was quite candid about it. “If you [the rest of America] can think of a reason you want us to stay, I’d like to know about it.” That’s candid, and so is this: “This is California, not the United States. Our values are different… We disregard their [America’s] laws.”
Even more eye-popping is the spokesman’s glee over the “massive exodus” of middle-class families out of California. That’ll open up space for the next wave of really poor immigrants from Mexico. And, “they’ll be taking our values to other states”–values which they’ve just run away from. Uh, did anybody ever notice any Cuban exiles trying to set up marching and chowder societies for Castro?
So, let’s see if we understand this… California has the world’s fifth largest economy. The middle class is leaving, big-time, and is to be replaced by poor people from other countries. The middle class pays almost all the taxes, funding California’s gigantic welfare programs. Like, if all the people who are paying for the party, well, go away… how are they gonna keep paying for the party?
Meanwhile, I’m trying to think of a reason, any reason, why I’d want California not to secede.