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April 09, 2020

Gavin Newsom Declares California a "Nation-State," Suggesting It is Independent of Federal Authority, as Chinese Propaganda Outlet Bloomberg News Masturbates Over "Civil War"

Via Instapundit.

As several people I know always say: Let's get it on.

California this week declared its independence from the federal government's feeble efforts to fight Covid-19 -- and perhaps from a bit more.... The implications for the brewing civil war between Trumpism and America's budding 21st-century majority, embodied by California's multiracial liberal electorate, are less clear.

Speaking on MSNBC, Governor Gavin Newsom said that he would use the bulk purchasing power of California "as a nation-state" to acquire the hospital supplies that the federal government has failed to provide. If all goes according to plan, Newsom said, California might even "export some of those supplies to states in need."

"Nation-state." "Export."


Third, and this may be the most enduring effect, Newsom is sending a powerful message to both political parties. So far, the Republican Party's war on democratic values, institutions and laws has been a largely one-sided affair...


...with the GOP assaulting and the Democratic Party defending....

At some point this civil war by other means, with the goal of enshrining GOP minority rule, will provoke a Democratic counteroffensive....

What that means, of course, is left to the imagination. But not much is required to envision what might evolve.

Look, either formally secede -- with my enthusiastic Bon voyage! -- or get ready for invocation of the Insurrection Act and civil war by the usual means.

We're not going to have this bullshit where every state has to buckle under leftwing federal diktats but that liberal states are free to secede-in-part whenever the federal government is not leftwing.

If America isn't working for you anymore -- Leave.

We can work out the details later. I suggest that all border counties be permitted to vote to leave or stay on a county-by-county basis. We don't need to keep states intact when we're dividing the country.

Then I suggest we mutually agree that any citizen of one America has the right to move to the other America as a citizen within five years of division. After five years, you're a foreign immigrant like any other, and the countries can choose to accept or reject your request for citizenship as they like.

The five year period will permit a lot of self-sorting. The internet and automated systems will permit a lot of simple property swaps -- you list your house and its appraised value online so that other people seeking to swap nations can find a near-equivalent home. You and your counterparty agree to trade, probably with one coughing up some cash (because few exchanges of property involve precisely equal values of property).

(Property swaps associated with country-swapping will not be taxed by anyone.)

We fashion an automated system to help businesses relocate -- if a dentist wants to swap countries, he'll need to know which areas need dentists and which have too many.

We leave it to most people to figure out for themselves if they want to move immediately, or wait and see, or whatever. We make the population exchange as easy and as inexpensive as possible.

But you got five years to decide, and then we build that Big Beautiful Wall.

And what about people who can't make up their minds in five years...? Well, if they can't make up their minds in eight fucking years, then it's not a very important choice for them, and they can sit their lazy indecisive asses where they started.

I only want go-getters and self-starters in the Real America, anyway.

And then we go our separate ways -- forever.

Take your shithole country and get the fuck out of mine.

(I changed the 8 year free immigration limit to five years -- which was my original thought anyway.)

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