There’s a great scene in “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me”
where Dr. Evil is talking to the President, played by Tim Robbins, and
he threatens to blow up cities with a laser from the moon unless he gets
$100 billion dollars. Robbins, angry, turns to his generals and says,
“I can't believe we're gonna pay that madman. I got nukes out the
ying-yang. Just let me launch one, for God's sake.” One of the generals
responds, “Sir. Are you suggesting that we blow up the moon?” The
President then says, “Would you miss it? Would you miss it?”
Of course we would miss the moon, but if you replace “moon” with “California,” the answer, at least for me, would be different.
don’t want to nuke California (well…ok, I don’t), but I wouldn’t mind
it if it were to remove itself from the United States because, well,
it’s essentially trying to.
Our most populous state now has laws
on the books that make it illegal to aid federal Immigration and Customs
Enforcement officers in apprehending people in the country illegally.
They are willing to punish people for helping law enforcement apprehend
criminals, essentially forcing citizens to aid and abet criminals.
defense of these laws, the Mayor of Oakland called the idea of
enforcing our national sovereignty “racist,” because everything is
The Attorney General of California said,
“California is in the business of public safety. We're not in the
business of deportations,” which it wasn’t being asked to do.
The Governor declared enforcing federal immigration law in his state “is basically going to war against the state of California, the engine of the American economy.”
is no doubt California has a strong economy, as their leadership likes
to remind everyone, it is the 6th largest in the world. But so what?
We’d survive without it.
More importantly, a lot of bad ideas and
bad politicians come out of California, and the state is overrun with
at least 3 million illegal aliens. Let them all go, set them free.
a country without Maxine Waters having a say vote over our laws, or
Jerry Brown having no influence over your life. Sounds pretty good to
There is a movement in California for secession, small as it
may be, we should help them. They’ll be fine, we’ll be fine, who cares?
we’re at it, and since we seem to be heading for it anyway, we could
head off a lot of problems by splitting the country in two – the east
and the west – and just calling it a day. Liberals, since they don’t
really have any respect for the history of this country or the
Constitution, can have the west, the rest of us can have the east. It
would require a lot of people to move, so we set the date for 10 years
from now and help everyone on their way. We split the debt, wish each
other well, and go about our business. If a liberal doesn’t want to
leave New York or Boston they are free to stay with the understanding
that the Constitution will be adhered to as written, and if a
conservative doesn’t want to leave California they can stay but know
they will be taxed heavily to subsidize religious symbols being soaked
in bodily fluids and to set up medically supervised heroin dens.
dual citizenship, just a decade to make a choice between an individual
liberty focused free market and a collective socialist attempt at the
ever-elusive Utopia leftists think they can regulate their way to.
all be happier, no longer having to fight over basic, unambiguous
birth-based rights protected by our founding document and the idea that
rights are granted by government. Wouldn’t that be nice?
might be on to something, they want all the benefits of being a part of
the United States without any of the responsibilities; they want to be
independent. Maybe we should let them, and allow others to join them, if
they so choose.
You could always visit, and we’d still have
trade, so you’d barely notice the difference. But you wouldn’t have
these elitist snobs demanding you act a certain way, believe what they
believe, and accept their demands or find yourself under their boot.
we let California go, and we split the country along ideological lines
we could fend off what seems to be looming just over the horizon, which
is an ugly divorce. We simply don’t get along anymore and want
completely different, irreconcilable things. Manifest Destiny was a nice
idea, and we made it work for a long time, but it’s heading toward not
working anymore. So maybe we let California go we’d all be a lot
happier, if not better off.
I remember as a kid being told
California was going to fall into the ocean, be destroyed by an
earthquake. If it continues down the path is heading now, there’s a
chance it will be the whole country that gets destroyed. Better to part
And honestly, would you miss it?