(NationalSentinel) When conservatives in Texas brought up secession to escape the Left-wing lunacy of President Obama, liberals jeered, mocked and maligned them as off the rails and out of their minds.
Now, it seems, with the election of Donald J. Trump, the Lefties are singing a different tune. Now, suddenly, “secession” has gone ‘mainstream.’
As reported by Reuters, a new shock poll found that 1 in 3 Californians support leaving the Union to escape the Trump era:
The election of Republican businessman Donald Trump as president of the United States has some Californians dreaming – of their own country.
One in every three California residents supports the most populous U.S. state’s peaceful withdrawal from the union, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll, many of them Democrats strongly opposed to Trump’s ascension to the country’s highest office.
The 32 percent support rate is sharply higher than the last time the poll asked Californians about secession, in 2014, when one-in-five or 20 percent favored it around the time Scotland held its independence referendum and voted to remain in the United Kingdom.
California also far surpasses the national average favoring secession, which stood at 22 percent, down from 24 percent in 2014.
Mind you, the notion of secession was settled by the Civil War; when the South seceded, it took four years of brutal combat and more than 650,000 American lives to stitch the country back together.
Back then, there was no way of knowing how many Southerners actually favored secession because there was no formal polling. An exercise in determining percentages, found here, determined that most Southerners, though not all, were in favor (with the exception of Tennessee).
Still, it’s likely just wishful thinking for Californians (many now supporting the #CalExit movement) to believe that Congress and the Trump administration would allow the state to leave, simply because it would likely lead to a rush of additional state departures, both on the West and East coasts.
But then again, if large portions of the country remain ungovernable, through direct or indirect resistance to the Trump administration’s efforts to enforce U.S. law (immigration and sanctuary cities come immediately to mind), conservatives might warm to the idea of simply letting the Left-wing of the country find solace in its own socialist world. After all, those states would take their electoral votes with them, guaranteeing rational leadership of what remained of the country for generations.