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The only boundaries are in your mind.
New California Republic
An independent California:
How scary can that be?
This isnít about starting a civil war. We are talking about peaceful secession and the creation of an independent California. Time will judge if a majority of Californians agree that independence is the best way. If and when that happens it is our desire that cooler heads prevail and a diplomatic, peaceful, political resolution comes about.
California secession debate is
not simply a red and blue issue
Some common ground is beginning to emerge that frames the discussion of an independent California in a different light. While the New California Republic was founded in reaction to the disappointment of George Bushís re-election, there are some very good reasons why a majority of Californians should at least consider moving down the path toward independence.
Secession makes sense to your wallet
The citizens of California will soon see that all of the talk about secession isnít so farfetched when it hits them in the pocketbook. California secession is not just about gay marriage and abortion rights. Itís about preserving our stateís economy. Itís about protecting Californians from red state politicians who want to siphon off our taxes to pay for pork barrel spending projects in their own states.
Immigration and independence
Californians need to step up and take a bigger role in solving this problem. Whether it is independently as a republic or working together with our neighboring regions, the states most greatly impacted by the affects of immigration are best suited to understand and solve the problems. Californians didnít wait for the federal government to fund stem cell research, letís not wait for Washington to bring about meaningful immigration reform.
Putting independence on the ballot
Numerous people responding to the New California Republic have suggested we move forward with a ballot initiative for California secession. Some kind of ballot initiative is something that we would like to move toward with a degree of caution.
Questions and answers about secession
Secession may not be the only answer or even the best answer, but citizens on the West Coast are finding themselves increasingly disenfranchised from the conservative cultural domination of the large middle and southern sections of the country, dubbed by some pundits as "Jesusland."
>Listen to interview with New California Republic organizer Jeff Morrissette and Thomas Naylor, founder of the Second Vermont Republic, on KPFA Radio 94.1 from 12.15.04
>More satire: Red Babies, Blue Babies: liberals need to fuck more
>And now for something completely different...There is one scenario that is worth entertaining which might make secession a moot point—the implosion of the Republican Party.
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>California is the worldís fifth largest economy--larger than France, Italy, China, Brazil and Canada. (source: California Legislative Analystís Office)
>Californiaís population is larger than Canada. (source: U.S. Census Bureau)
>California has taken the bold step to fund stem cell research (dubbed "scientific secession" by the California media), an initiative that has been stalled at the federal level by the religious conservative stranglehold on the Bush Administration.
>Out-of-state energy traders and utilities overcharged Californianís by an estimated $9 billion during the stateís energy crisis of 2000 and 2001. (source: USA Today)
>Jaime Olivares offers a Latino perspective
>A reader sent this link to a philosophical essay on secession http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/secession/
>If you would like to wade into a treatise on the ethics of secession by a Dutch intellectual go to http://web.inter.nl.net/users/Paul.Treanor/secession.html
>Blue states buzz over secession: Washington Times
>Secessionist/expulsionist fantasy: Washington Post (registration required)
>US must be carved like a turkey: The Register
>If at first you don't secede: Patt Morrison in the LATimes (registration required)
>Some in blue states talk about secession from red states: News Target
>Discussions about Ecotopia and Cascadia reemerging: Portland Oregonian
>A tongue-in-cheek view on secession from the York (PA) Daily Record
>It doesn't get much more vitriolic than this: F*ck the South
>The folks in 'Jesusland' want us out: Wonkette!
>California letter of secession: Salon
>Could the blue states secede? Sam Schechner discusses in Slate
>Vermont secession enthusiasts meet : The Barre Montpelier Times Argus
>Republic of Cascadia: Official Home Page
>Blue state secession: the only solution? Counterpunch
>Oregonians, er, uh, Cascadians, serious about secession: Portland Indy Media
>Secessionist escapist fantasy...for now: Salon (premium site, free day pass)
>This land is red land, paid for by blue land: Fortune
>Bummed by the election? Canadian singles to the rescue! Marry An American
>Lauren Becker writes about us in the UC-Davis newspaper: California Aggie
>German press reports on the divisions in the U.S.: Telepolis
>Christian group planning mass exodus to South Carolina: WISTV.com
>Election fraud rumors refuse to die: Sacramento Bee
>Secession not an option for California: New University article
>Secession brewing in the coffee houses? UCLA Daily Bruin
>The New Civil War: Ted McClelland in the Democratic Underground
>Actual political secession is not realistic: Kelpie Wilson in Truthout
>An argument for California secession published in 2003: SF Indymedia
>Forget Canada, let's have California secede: USC Daily Trojan
>Secession is Hollywood Fantasy: PittsburghLive.com
>Video: San Francisco Declaration of Independence (download time 1 minute or less) Citizine Alternative Reality Television
>Jesusland for thee, but not for me: Jonah Goldberg in Townhall.com
>New tax proposal would punish Blue States: Outside the Beltway
>Red-Diaper Babies are shaping the future of America: David Brooks in the New York Times
>How to Secede From Jesusland, Without Really Fighting: Matt Smith in SF Weekly
>James Davis of Beverly Hills, CA has authored several websites encouraging liberals to leave movethemon.org, helpthemleave.com and terroristsforjohnkerry.com.
>Evangelical leader threatens to target senators who oppose conservative Supreme Court nominees: New York Times (registration req'd)
>Were the founding fathers secessionist monsters? Ryan McMaken at LewRockwell.com
>The New Blue Federalists, The Case for Liberal Federalism: Richard Thompson Ford in Slate
>News and information from "No Confidence" movement in Humboldt County: GuvWurld
>A moral civil war--Bush has seceded from the rest of the world: Greg Moses in AlterNet
>Long live secession: Christopher Ketcham in Salon
>Political satire: 2020 foresight or hindsight? New California Republic
>Red babies, Blue babies: liberals need to fuck more Column by Jeff Morrissette