Calexit: “Consent of the States” Project

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO HELP — GET RID OF CALIFORNIA

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STEP 1 — EMAIL/ MAIL OR CALL your “state” (not Federal) elected officials and SEND/SAY this:

INTRODUCTION

In Texas v. White, the Supreme Court ruled that a state may secede from the Union by revolution or “through consent of the states”.

I support the Consent of the States Project; an effort to pass a resolution in a majority of the Nation’s state legislatures that gives the State of California consent to constitutionally secede from the United States and become an independent country.

Please propose this resolution in our State legislature:

RESOLUTION GRANTING CONSENT TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO SECEDE FROM THE UNITED STATES UNDER SUPREME COURT PRECEDENT

WHEREAS, the Constitution does not delegate to the federal government the power to grant or deny a State consent to secede from the Union, yet reserves all powers not delegated to the federal government to the States; and

WHEREAS, Supreme Court precedent set in Texas v. White allows a state to secede from the Union with the “consent of the states”;

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF _______________:

SECTION 1. The legislature of the State of _______________ hereby grants consent to the State of California to secede from the United States of America under long-standing precedent established by the Supreme Court of the United States in Texas v. White.

SECTION 2. The secretary of state is hereby directed to transmit copies of this resolution to the presiding officers of each of the legislative houses in the several States, requesting their cooperation on behalf of the State of California.

SECTION 3. This resolution constitutes one of several necessary resolutions required to obtain the “consent of the states” in accordance with established Supreme Court precedent, and shall remain the official position of this legislature until the legislatures of at least half of the several States have passed their own resolutions granting consent to the State of California to secede from the United States of America.

SECTION 4. The legislature of the State of _______________ hereby requests the Government of the United States to recognize the State of California as a free and independent country under the following conditions: (1) a majority of the legislatures of the several States pass a resolution granting the State of California consent to secede from the Union, and (2) the State of California conducts a fair and honest independence referendum which is approved by the voters of that State

STEP 2 — YOUR DONE.

NOW READ UP ON WHY THIS IDEA MAKES SO MUCH SENSE:

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CONSENT OF THE STATES PROJECT “in the News”:

“The secessionists also shifted gears strategically, arguing that it will be legal for them to cut ties with the U.S. if a majority of other states agree. They argue that Republican-controlled legislatures would be happy to push the Democrat-run state out the door.”

https://reason.com/archives/2018/09/12/if-californians-want-to-secede

“Yes California can appeal to Republican-controlled state houses that wouldn’t mind getting rid of a California dominated by Democrats.” “Outside California, the people who most ardently support the idea of California secession are conservatives,” read a post on Yes California’s website. “Right now, the Republican Party controls the legislatures of 31 states … we need just 25 of them to pass a resolution granting California its consent to exit the Union. And that is our goal and that is what we are working to achieve.”

https://www.pe.com/2018/08/31/a-nation-within-a-nation-latest-version-of-california-succession-plan-touches-native-americans/

“The Consent of the States Project seeks to take advantage of another political current: the frustration of not just red states but also neighboring states that have seen their political balance altered by the influx of Californians leaving the state in droves.”

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/sep/13/california-secession-movement-seeks-red-states-hel/

“But the Calexit campaign’s latest approach appears to tap into real concerns of many non-Californians. Many Republicans lawmakers used California as an example of what happens to states when they’re controlled by the Democrats.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/14/california-secessionists-hope-red-states-deep-hatred-golden-state-will-aid-their-cause.html

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AMERICA HATES CALIFORNIA “It is not (JUST) a reaction to California’s reaction to Trump — California was the MOST HATED PLACE BY AMERICANS — almost the entire time that Barack Obama was the President of America.”

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/09/13/california-trump-gop-attacks-midterms-818418

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/february_2017/41_of_republicans_say_america_won_t_be_hurt_if_california_goes_solo

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/mar/1/third-americans-wouldnt-miss-california-poll/

http://www.businessinsider.com/poll-how-americans-feel-about-the-states-2013-8

“that doesn’t mean the average American is particularly fond of California. A 2012 poll by Public Policy Polling found that Americans viewed California more negatively than any other state”

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/03/10/could-a-californian-be-the-next-president-217241

http://opinion.latimes.com/opinionla/2010/11/non-californians-ask-whats-the-matter-with-california.html

“The media portray California as a noir fantasyland of overcrowded schools, perpetual droughts, celebrity breakdowns, illegal immigration, hellish congestion and general malaise, captured in headlines like ‘Meltdown on the Ocean’ and ‘California’s wipeout economy’ and ‘Will California become America’s first failed state?’…the Krazy-Kalifornia criticism is likely to continue regardless of the facts”

http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1931731,00.html

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“In 1869, following the Civil War, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Texas v. White that the initial act admitting a state to the Union “was final.” “There was no place for reconsideration, or revocation,” the court said, “except through revolution, or through consent of the states.””

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President Yes California/ Calexit movement. Interviewed by Politico, New York Times, FOX, WashPost, LA Times, LA Weekly, Sac Bee, Daily Show w/TN, Mother Jones

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