With the reading of their own version of a Declaration of Independence, founders of the state of New California took the first steps to what they hope will eventually lead to statehood. To be clear, they don’t want to leave the United States, just California.
Regions around the world want independence from countries that control them. Stossel says if people want to secede—let them!
I consider the politics of the Spanish-speaking world to be the most rewarding subject of study on the international scene. The reason is simple: What happens in those countries often occurs later in the rest of the world. The Spanish Civil War of the 1930s, for example, was a precursor to World War II. It led […]
by Ryan McMaken In recent years, left-wing groups have often been the driving force behind secession movements. This has been the case in Scotland, in Catalonia, and in California. In each case, the secession movements have been initiated in part to forward left-wing goals, such as the creation of a larger welfare state or to escape limitations imposed by political […]
by Carey Wedler After a bid to launch a California secession movement failed in April, a more moderate ballot measure has been approved, and its backers now have 180 days to attain nearly 600,000 signatures in order to put it up to vote in the 2018 election. We’re revolutionizing the news industry, but we need […]
by Brion McClanahan California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has given the green light for CalExit proponents to begin collecting signatures for a California secession ballot initiative in the 2018 general election. This is good news. California is the logical place to begin having a conversation about secession, and every red state American should be actively supporting […]
The Great Bear Republic? Secede!
by Daniel J. Mitchell I’m not a big fan of Donald Trump, mostly because I fear his populist instincts will deter him from policies that we need (such as entitlement reform) while luring him to support policies that are misguided (more federal transportation spending). But I admit it’s too early to tell. Maybe my policy predictions […]
Michael Boldin talks about the burgeoning CalExit movement and the Left’s newfound appreciation for secession. Think California couldn’t survive as an independent country? Think the current US boundaries are written in stone?