"When this first started getting massive media attention, I was pretty sarcastic about the effort, so let me be very "Yes, I'm a libertarian" clear: Californians should have every right to decide whether they want to remain part of the United States. I was previously a supporter of the right of the citizens of the United Kingdom to decide whether they wanted to remain part of the European Union.
Having said that, though, I have seen little to change my mind that the people who are pointing to CalExit as a possibility have little grasp of either the demographics of the state, nor its actual finances. It is oblivious to the fact that the non-coastal parts of California are similar to the non-coastal parts of the rest of the United States (more conservative folks who voted for Trump). It is oblivious to the reality that the state's financial crisis is due to overspending within California and not because they're sending money to D.C. (Gov. Jerry Brown just announced that the state is sliding back into deficit spending again).
It would be fascinating if CalExit passed, and then the citizens within the state said, "Well, why stop there?" and continued seceding to create their own little quilt of Luxembourg-style countries. After all, citizens within the state, particularly those in Northern California, have been trying to secede from California to create their own states. They feel as left out by a state government dominated by coastal progressives who don't care how their favored policies and regulations affect the economies in less-well-off parts of the state." reason.com
Well, now, pilgrims, this is fun! IMO further secession within an independent California would be practically inevitable. I lived in the Golden State for a while when a boy and have been back recently. Yes. the "coastals" are not the same as the rest; loggers, cattlemen, farmers, fishermen, oilmen etc. You know, the people the coastals go to gaze at, as in "Sideways." BTW, the "Hitching Post" steakhouse in "Sideways" is a pale imitation of the real and original version in Casmalia a cowtown in the live oak covered coastal hills 30 miles away. "Oh give me a home where the Black Angus" roam …"
BUT, the really funny thing about this secession thingie is the assumption on the part of this blogger, and others I suppose, that California has a RIGHT to secede from the Union. The new state of California went to war against the Confederate States of America in 1860 over this same RIGHT." pl