Political scientists suspend their disbelief to explain how secession might play out for the Golden State.
With recent public opinion surveys indicating that a third of Californians support peacefully seceding from the United States it’s time for the media to stop dismissing the idea as a zany left coast response to the newly elected Republican federal government.
The statistic equates to nearly 13 million people.
That’s a lot of people.
It’s worth considering what would happen if this long shot became a reality.
You know kind of like our reality-TV president who was never going to win the White House.It may be logistically implausible now.However if four or eight years of Trump continue to jettison California values from the mainstream and represent long-term irreconcilable differences for blue and red American states – secession could be a reality in our lifetime.We wouldn’t be the first nation to revisit unresolved issues from a civil war.(cont..)