Calexit 2018? The Movement Is Beginning

The Sacramento Bee reports that “[b]ackers of a proposed constitutional amendment seeking California’s secession from the U.S. can begin collecting voter signatures to qualify for the 2018 ballot, the [California] secretary of state’s office said Thursday.” Support for this initiative is strong with one in three Californians saying they are ready to leave the Union. So what is driving the effort at secession? According to yescalifornia, a website organizing the effort to gather signatures, the case for independence is summed up as follows:

In our view, the United States of America represents so many things that conflict with Californian values, and

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