Victor Davis Hanson: California Goes Confederate

Victor Davis Hanson writes:

“Over sixty percent of California voters went for Hillary Clinton — a margin of more than 4 million votes over Donald Trump.

Since Clinton’s defeat, the state seems to have become unhinged over Trump’s unexpected election.

“Calexit” supporters brag that they will have enough signatures to qualify for a ballot measure calling for California’s secession from the United States.

Some California officials have talked of the state not remitting its legally obligated tax dollars to the federal government. They talk of expanding its sanctuary cities into an entire sanctuary state that would nullify federal immigration law. …

In eerie irony, liberal California is now mirror-imaging the arguments of reactionary South Carolina and other Southern states that vowed to go it alone in 1860 and 1861. …”

This is a very interesting comparison.

Clearly, California is asserting the right of a state to nullify federal immigration laws. It is at the stage where South Carolina was with Andrew Jackson in 1832. This time around though Heartland is the more populated, industrialized region in control of the idea of “America.”

California would lose a Second Civil War. The United States Pacific Fleet would blockade the coast. The polygot multicultural society wouldn’t defend the coastal oligarchy. The wildfires would rage out of control. The water supply could easily be shut down. The coal, oil and natural gas would be shutdown. What would California win its independence with? Hollywood movies? Apps?

Update: Rep. Tom McClintock of California is comparing the Democrats to antebellum nullifiers and secessionists. Could McClintock be a future Parson Brownlow-style loyalist?

Update: Steve Forbes has a big new article on the Civil War 2:

“THE MOVEMENT AFOOT in California to have the state secede from the Union–advocates call it Calexit–is gaining publicity if not support. One poll shows 32% of Democrats ready to vote yes on a pullout referendum. Petition signatures are being collected to get the question of ditching the good ol’ U.S.A. put on the ballot. One secession-advocate group has received financial support from–you guessed it–Vladimir Putin’s Russia. …”


  1. Highly entertaining, Sir, and very beneficial.

    Let’s see how the New England Government handles it’s star Liberal rebellious child…

  2. It won’t. As Professor Wilson pointed out, they’re not Southerners and can’t be treated the same way. The Judeo-Yankee troll, Corey Meyer, said that “we,” meaning his fellow Yankee supremecists, won’t react to the NEGs colonial possession’s succession bid, because it won’t happen.

  3. Yes, quite clearly the silent majority will never do anything as rash as rise up against the hostile political class, so let the left start it just like a reticent America was dragged into WW2 by Japanese brashness at Pearl Harbor.
    On a note, imagine if Bush Jr had put a similar immigration ban to what Trump just did right after 911? I very much doubt we would have seen the hysterical reaction by the left. 16 years of misrule has really brought these brats a sense of entitlement. Bush Jr could have started deporting illegals without this hysteria. Shows what puppets and rats we’ve has since Reagan left office. Took way too long before some powerful people on the right actually tried to do something about this. Hunter is right about the right losing on purpose and lying to the voters only to deliver globalism and open border, the voters really did keep ordering Pepperoni and kept getting Anchovies. Trump will have to eventually have a fireside chat with middle America and let them know that it wasn’t an accidental result of incompetence but a deliberate intention to steal their political power from them. If talk radio Joe knows this it will change everything. Too many still seem to think this is an accident, result of incompetence, and the democrats “mean well.” I think Barry’s America has started to change this misperception and the lefts’ end game is more clear.

  4. I’m always in the TJ Cafe from 1:45 to 4 on North campus. I’m on a laptop facing the JCPenny building.

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