Cal-Exit: California to Secede?- …the secession move is that “California and America are different cultures, very different.”
by Bill Lockwood
Well-informed conservatives warned thirty-five to forty years ago that the “liberal plan,” spear-headed by Globalist-minded Democrats and Republicans, was to return the southwestern portion of the United States to Mexico. What seemed far-fetched then now causes one to wonder if it was the Doubting Thomas’ who were simply ill-informed.
California seems to be on the verge of exiting the Union, if their Democrat-controlled state legislature is any indicator. Not only are there enough Californian signatures to place secession on this fall’s ballot, but several measures before the legislature openly defy United States law while leaving the southern door to Mexico wide open.
According to the Daily News, the group behind the proposal is known as “Yes California.” Yes’s spokesman Marcus Ruiz Evans explains that the reason for the secession move is that “California and America are different cultures, very different.” In another similar comment he argued that California is “an economic powerhouse that subsidizes dozens of southern and mid-western states.” These states “don’t share its [California’s] values.”
“Our governor already acts like a president, traveling to foreign nations, signing trade deals,” Ruiz went on to say. The change will be minimal, according to Yes California. The proposed Cal-exit ballot measure seeks to repeal provisions in the state’s constitution “stating California is an inseparable part of the United States and that the United States Constitution is the supreme law of the land,” according to wording approved by the California Attorney General.
Apparently, to aid the process of secession the state legislature is paying the law firm Covington and Burling, where former Obama U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder works, $25,000 per month. Judicial Watch has obtained records from the California Legislative Joint Rules Committee that reveal these taxpayer-funded fees are financing “legal strategies regarding potential actions of the federal government that may be of concern to the State of California.”
The Constitutional Framers Were Right
Several items need attention here. First, the Founding Fathers were correct about unlimited immigration.
John Jay authored the second article of The Federalist Papers at the period following the Revolutionary War. Over the pen-name Publius he argues that the homogeneity of the American people and culture gives solidity to the union as a whole.
With equal pleasure I have as often taken notice that Providence has been pleased to give this one connected country to one united people–a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners and customs, and who, by their joint counsels, arms, and efforts, fighting side by side throughout a long and bloody war, have nobly established general liberty and independence.
Unlimited immigration from a variety of cultures tends to balkanize our once-great nation and make it what it was never intended to be—a confused mass that disdains the Constitution and the Christian principles of freedom upon which it was constructed. California is a living testament that these sociological facts were well-understood by the founding generation. Now California Yes champions that their culture is so different it needs to secede.
Second, California’s hiring of Eric Holder demonstrates that the Obama Administration was all about destroying our culture and our nation. Eric Holder, the former Attorney General of the U.S. under Barack Obama, is now an attorney for the law firm Covington and Burling.
Holder’s contempt for law is well-known. The former Attorney General dismissed voter intimidation charges that were lodged against the New Black Panther Party; he colluded with Obama to lawlessly retain over 70,000 pages of documents relating to the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal; he became the first AG in history to be held in both civil and criminal contempt; and Holder was caught spying on The Associated Press as well as Fox News contributor James Rosen. Now he litigates against the law of the United States.
This lawlessness also proves that former-president Obama was all about cramming unconstitutional measures down America’s throat and defying the citizenry to do anything about it. He would turn us into a socialized nation or tear it apart to get it done. His henchman-in-chief is now working with California to accomplish what Obama failed to do as president.
Third, is not this the same as Nullification? A frequently asked question is this. I support Nullification, but I do not California’s secession. What’s the difference? The state of California blatantly wishes to “change the wording of their state constitution” in order to defy President Trump. That is, they recognize that their defiance is unconstitutional and it is that charter that they must change.
Nullification, on the other hand, is grounded in the sovereign right of a people to govern themselves against a tyrannical government that violates its own laws. This is as opposite from what California is doing as was the French Revolution from the American War for Independence. California is not seeking to protect itself from a lawless government, but blatantly wishes to change the law from what it reads because it wishes a non-enforcement of existing law.
Possible California secession is the natural outcome of boldly transgressing the existing immigration laws in America. Exactly what Barack Obama helped to foster and it explains why a top government official for the former president is assisting the lawlessness.