Is it time for California to go away? Not secede, but be kicked OUT of the Union? For cause?
The list of charges and specifications is long, and we’ll just look at a few:
Gavin Newsom’s little twitter storm after the Nashville school killings demonstrates again California’s belief that it has a right to intervene in the internal affairs of every other State in the Union. Sacramento does this on a regular basis, including forcing and demanding insane requirements for automobiles and trucks, regs on hazardous materials, and many other matters of commerce.
One example close to home: a relative found that her car, purchased in Wyoming and now in South Dakota, will cost $3000+ to repair, rather than the $500 expected when the catalytic converter was clogged. Why? Because the automobile was built to California emissions control standards, not WY or SD or even Federal specs.
For decades, California has established checkpoints – I call them customs stations – demanding that every traveler on the highways entering California has fresh fruit (which might – MIGHT – harbor fruit flies) and confiscates and destroys any fruit found. (Editor’s note: we assume this is still the case as it was in the 1980s and 1990s – none of us have been in California since about 2010 when we flew in – except for sneaking in on a tertiary road from Nevada during the LP Convention there a few years back.)
For years, California has routinely barred travel by its employees (and, I think, contractors) and purchases from States which do not agree with and slavishly imitate California’s gospel on abortion “rights” and advocacy of homosexual and transgender people.
As far as I know, though apparently not enforced too much, California still considers it a crime for Christians to actually sing when they are assembled for worship. Even in private homes.
The Association of the US Army (a private organization) published this piece of news recently: “The National Guard continues to grow its successful State Partnership Program, said Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the National Guard Bureau. More than 100 countries, or about 45% of the world’s nations, are now partnered with the National Guard, Hokanson said. “As evidenced by the relationship between California and Ukraine, it is a program that has paid huge dividends on a small investment,” he said.”
It is that last bit about California that raises hackles. This SPP is in essence a form of alliance – without bothering with niceties like Congressional ratification. California has in essence ALLIED itself with a sister corrupt, wretched people’s republic that is a perfect match.
Given the powerful influence California exercises in DC, should we not wonder if Uncle Joe’s unwavering support of the Ukraine is what California wants and is getting?
Seems that Ukraine and California are birds of a feather: corrupt socialist regimes: Newsom and Zelenskyy are brothers under the skin?
Newsom and Zelenskyy – or it it Zelenskyy and Newsom?
Regardless, is it not time that the remaining 49 States deal appropriately with California? With the source of political, mental, and moral infection and corruption?
A couple of final thoughts:
(Now, to be fair, some portions of California – like true Northern California way up in Redding and other places, or the Imperial Valley and San Diego – might want to remain in the Union, perhaps as part of Greater Idaho (already proposed) or Arizona or Nevada? Let them vote!)
(This is not quite the same as Calexit, but it does accomplish much the same thing!)
I know the suggestion was tongue-in-cheek, but of all the powers we the people granted to the government when we constituted it, “throwing states out” was not, I am quite sure, included in the grant.
However, the Tenth Amendment to that Constitution reiterates that every power not explicitly granted to the federal government remains with the states (if granted to the state by the people) or is retained by the people themselves. Go find ‘permanent union’ in any state constitution and get back to us with a full report. The people may grant their state the power (not right) to secede whenever the spirit moves them; states may do it regardless if they feel the people will support it ex post facto.
The rest of us will be happy to see California separate and unable to cause us further grief 🙂
You are right, and honestly, The Price of Liberty has long advocated for the independence not just of California but of Texas and Wyoming and South Dakota and every other State.
The concept of covenants or compacts between States can replace everything that the FedGov does that should be done (and a lot that should not be done anyway), including a strong defense against foreign invasion and invasion by another State, and establishing common standards for measurements and such things. Things, we like to point out, are more efficiently and fairly done by private, voluntary association.
No, there is no constitutional provision for expelling a State. However, it is a long-held idea (rooted in the Bible, in fact) of what is often called “withdrawing fellowship” that might be a part of common law: we have nothing to do with you and do not participate in anything with you until you repent of the things you have done to harm and offend your brothers and sisters – fellow States. But when you repent, we gladly and joyfully welcome you back into our fellowship!