Business Insider explains the development:
A fringe political group in California wants to opt out of a Donald Trump presidency by leaving the union.I continue to warn that revolutions and secessions in and of themselves are not always a move in a positive direction. Keep in mind that Lenin and Mao both came to power as the result of revolutions.
The Yes California Independence Campaign aims to put a referendum on a 2018 ballot that, if passed, would make California an independent country.
Far-fetched as it may sound, the plan started gathering steam after Tuesday night's surprising vote. The movement has an impressive backer in Shervin Pishevar, a well-known angel investor who offered to bankroll the campaign.
"As the sixth largest economy in the world, 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," Yes California wrote in a statement.
I am no fan of big government but I hate to think what kind of whacko government would emerge in California given the number of lefty wackos in the state.
Focus should be on the long and difficult task of converting the masses to at least a gut level appreciation of liberty rather than promoting revolutions and secessions before the masses are likely to introduce liberty.
All this said it will be a plus for the rest of the country if the wacko left secedes. If Cali does secede, I may buy some gloves and move to, I don't know, maybe Chicago.