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Thomas Gallatin / Nov. 11, 2016

Some Call for California Secession

Left Coast liberals are unable to tolerate the election results.

What do American citizens do when things don’t go their way? Well, if they’re California leftists they call for secession “to become [their] own nation.” As Silicon Valley venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar said, “It’s the most patriotic thing I can do.” That’s right, for some California leftists the definition of patriotism is to leave one’s country when the opposing political party wins the election.

As liberals across the nation struggle to come to grips with the election of Donald Trump, California Democrats may feel it more acutely than others. California, the most populated state in the union and holding 55 electoral votes, went almost three to one in favor of Hillary Clinton, 61.5% to 33.3%. In fact, if Clinton ends up winning the final popular vote total, she can thank the Golden State. And yet, before the state’s ballots were done being tallied the election had been called for Trump.

Will California secede? Of course not. Notably there are a lot of conservatives in California, however outnumbered at present – recall that Ronald Reagan was a Californian! However, if California did manage to leave the union, it would be a long time before America saw another Democrat in the White House again. The truth is, leftists, for all their calls for tolerance and acceptance, have the most difficulty tolerating and accepting ideas and leadership with which they disagree. And protesting the election and making threats of secession do nothing but reinforce the hypocrisy of the Left.

And a footnote: Donald Trump has established a good relationship with Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto. As an alternative to secession, perhaps Donald can convince Enrique to open the Mexican state of Baja Norte to all the California leftists who hate America!

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