‘Calexit’ Proposal Poorly Planned? Texas Watches in Amazement

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“It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone.” Of course, these are the opening words to the infamous television show, “The Twilight Zone,” that brought alternate thought to the forefront. These are also the words that can be used to define the state of California’s current protocols when trying to determine what’s next, while we here in Texas sit back and watch it unfold, somewhat bewildered.

‘Calexit’ Proposal Poorly Planned? Texas Watches in Amazement

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The latest in a series of recent such maneuvers is the discussion of an option called “Calexit,” involving the Golden State leaving the United States of America completely. The notion of a state removing itself from the union is not unheard of (Ahem, hello? This is Texas calling) however, as poorly planned as this proposal/option may seem, it’s producing a lot of questions from coast to coast. For the most part, Americans want to know if California will really do it, or if they’re simply pitching a fit with no real recourse should their stance not be taken seriously.

‘Calexit’ Proposal Poorly Planned? Texas Watches in Amazement

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At present, a group called “Yes California” is gathering signatures to place “Calexit” on the 2019 ballot. Close to 600,000 valid signatures are necessary for that to take place, however, the group doesn’t seem daunted by this undertaking, claiming to have 7,000 volunteers working on that process as we speak. If they can garner enough support to make this topic a referendum, it’s possible the state could be looking at the option of separating based on overwhelming opposition to President Donald Trump, who did, in fact, lose California to Hillary Clinton by 4.3 million votes.

‘Calexit’ Proposal Poorly Planned? Texas Watches in Amazement

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The debate, however, on whether they can have such a referendum is moot, considering California would require a precedent be set via the Supreme Court, an amendment to the constitution, and the rest of the other states in the union to vote “yes” to their request to secede, the likelihood of being able to action “Calexit” is a profound “no.” There are massive amounts of considerations that would further be required should something such as the “Calexit” proposal come up for referendum, and all other aforementioned components miraculously fall into place. Things such as currency, water rights, management of state-run versus federally-run entities, and the list goes on… For Texas, this could mean an influx of presidential supporters wishing to, in turn, secede from the state of California in favor of a continued belief in “one nation”-type politics, with liberty and justice for all… It remains to be seen. In the meantime, “Calexit” is simply a slogan and a process, going through the motions, while the rest of us quietly watch and wait.