Written by: Grace
From the moment Donald Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States of America, California, a Democratic state took action. Protests arose almost everywhere, as I’ve explained rather thoroughly in my previous post: ‘A Race to the White house’. 62.5 percent of the State’s population voted for Clinton, proving their devotion to the Democratic Party.
However, because Hillary Clinton failed to win the election, California is going downhill. The majority of the state, as of today, feels they should secede from the US, leave the problematic Trump-run confederacy entirely and become a Republican country by itself…
However, there is absolutely no procedure written in the US Constitution that would provide a legal basis for any of the 50 States to secede. Several attempts to secede from the US were, however, made by many of the States in the past. For instance, from 1860 to 1861, a little more than 10 States attempted to secede, but they were not granted permission since the actions would oppose the US Constitution.
The message of California’s secession has blown up on social media with the term: ‘#Calexit’, which is going viral.
Valeria@youremegabasic, on Twitter during the Election Day stated: “California should secede; we are the richest state in the U.S. Therefore, it is strong enough to be its own country. #Calexit”.
Anika@AllAboutAnika on Twitter also stated: “#Calexit is trending…California is the 6th largest economy in the world. I’d vote for it. We’d be great on our own. #sorryamerica.”
So, as you can see from just a few viral tweets, a lot of California’s population is leaning towards the State’s exit of America.
What do you think of Calexit? Will California succeed in leaving the United States of America or will the situation end up in the usual scenario? Comment your thoughts.
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Ball, Jordan, 2016. #Calexit: is it possible for California to secede from U.S.? Available at: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/11/10/calexit-possible-california-secede-us/93581688/ (14 November 2016)
Wikipedia, UNKNOWN. Secession in the United States. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secession_in_the_United_States (14 November 2016)
UNKNOWN, Image details: California as its own country. Available at: https://steemit.com/news/@pressfortruth/riots-over-president-elect-trump-and-the-calexit-solution (21 November 2016)