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originally posted by: starwarsisreal
a reply to: nwtrucker
As A California resident, it would never happen.
If it happened, the Mexican Drug Cartels will set shop there.
originally posted by: missed_gear
a reply to: nwtrucker
It won't. It takes a Constitutional Amendment at the Federal level or call for a convention of the States (which is whole other mess)..
Last I read (a few months back and have not paid attention to it lately) less than 20% approved of Calexit.
If it were to happen tomorrow, the Democrats would lose big in the House and some in the Senate as well a popular votes.
And in no way can California be compared to Taiwan...that is almost an insult the the history and people of Taiwan.
Nothing will ever come of it, ever.
Now all one needs in California to register to vote is a California ID card or California license. Illegals can get either, automatically.
originally posted by: Irishhaf
Water... if Calexit happened where exactly would California get the water to...
A: water all those crops..
B: Hydrate all those people...
Answer that and then maybe the state could survive on its own.
Desalinization is not really an answer for a state that big, that dependent on Agriculture, in fact it has been a bit of a financial disaster for Clearwater Florida.. .and that was for 1 moderate sized city. Water for LA, San Fran, and San Diego alone would be a massively expensive undertaking all on its own.. and that does not even touch watering the crops.
So while theoretically it is possible they could survive on its own, not a single politician using calexit as a podium to advance themselves is actually serious about it.
originally posted by: TheScale
the CalExit push failed recently and was called off due to the main guy involved in it being tied to russian groups who push for succession in western countries. no surprise really since he is living in russia aswell. how u can not be an active resident and push for something like that is beyond me. quite hilarious though.