California wants to be the first state since the Civil War to secede?

From Marissa Wenzke at Mashable:

The Golden State’s opposition to Trump has been made clear via the thousands who protested in the streets of San Francisco and Los Angeles. The morning after election night, even some of the state’s top lawmakers said they felt like a Trump presidency just didn’t mesh with California values.

“Today, we woke up feeling like strangers in a foreign land, because yesterday Americans expressed their views on a pluralistic and democratic society that are clearly inconsistent with the values of the people of California,” California Senate President Kevin de Leon and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon said in a joint statement. “We have never been more proud to be Californians.”

They added that the state would continue being a “refuge of justice and opportunity for people of all walks, talks, ages and aspirations – regardless of how you look, where you live, what language you speak, or who you love.”

That’s around the time some Silicon Valley elites joined in the California secession dreaming, such as Shervin Pishevar, angel investor and co-founder of Hyperloop One, and Marc Hemeon, CEO and founder of Design Inc. More.

Reality check:  And when Silicon Valley walks away from California, people of all “walks, talks, ages and aspirations” will still be there, wondering what happened to the prosperity. Looking for a blame circus to join. Successful secession movements require assets that cannot leave, among other things.

See also: Calexit: Would the United States be better off if California seceded?

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