Kalifornia, Kaliaztlan, or Tierra de Tontos e Idiotas
By James E. Horn
Some of the best and brightest? have stepped forward with a plan for California.
California was not even on Candidate Trump’s radar in 2016 even though California is a gorilla in the room as regards popular votes and the electoral college. Candidate Trump ignored California and considered it a foregone conclusion that the state was/is a loser. He was right!
Now, “Calexit” is moving with an agenda to have California secede from the union. Sounds like: “I lost and I’m taking my beanie bag and going home, wah, wah, wah!” This is California, after all, and the divisions seem to be a chasm with those on both sides being really upset with the other. Social media is abuzz with rational and irrational claims, counter claims, statements, and abuse.
Let’s explore some of the possibilities that a Calexit would bring:
First, is it Constitutional? “Experts” on both sides claim to have the answer… Will the majority of Californians vote for Calexit? Do they understand the magnitude of this venture? What will Kalifornia’s new country’s currency be? What will its value be based on, or will currency just be printed willy nilly as is done in some countries like impoverished Zimbabwe leaving inflation at 1000% and higher?
Naturally and given present trends, Kaliazatlan will have to pay for a multi-billion dollar wall along the borders with Oregon Nevada, and Arizona. What kind of educational program will Tierra de Tontos e Idiotas provide for its children, as well as healthcare for them and everyone else?
What will Kalifornians be required to pay in taxes to support the country and pay off its already humongous debts. Will the Hollywood mavens step up to foot the bills?
Given the regulatory environment of Kaliazatlan, will new businesses grow and thrive? How to keep the few remaining businesses here? Will Governor Brown become President for life of Tierra de Tontos e Idiotas until overtaken by a coup and hung?
These are just a few of the thousands of disparate questions that must be answered to convince voters that Calexit will be just peaches and cream. The organizers and leaders of this fantasy will need to find a way to convince voters (by lying) to support this frivolous proposal by a political leadership that assumes that everyone in California is an ignorant dolt to be led around by her or his nose. Of course, they can lie – they always do. Will people fall for the lies and inevitable deceit or begin to demand the truth?
Then, with 57 counties in California, there are those who will demand taking another direction. The state of Jefferson would probably come into being if Calexit went through. State Senator Jeff Stone once proposed breaking California into several smaller states located north and East of the liberal bastions along the coast. A Calexit could produce four or five states, mostly conservative.
Me, I think this Calexit fools errand proposal will be DOA as long as people speak up and work to inform others about the malignant menace that California’s liberal political leadership majority actually is.