It’s one thing to advocate for states’ rights, and it’s another to think it beneficial for most of the Pacific Coast to turn into an enemy enclave.
The Yes California campaign is gearing up to collect signatures to put their California secession initiative on the 2018 ballot. In preparation for that effort and a hoped-for ballot initiative, Yes California supporters opened California’s first embassy in Moscow Dec. 18.
As a supporter of the Anti-Federalist, Jeffersonian, Madisonian, Calhounian, et al. view of federalism — which posits that the States are independent until or unless they voluntarily assign some of their prerogatives to the federal government, and that they can revoke the federal government’s ability to use those powers at each State’s wish — I have no constitutional quarrel with those who wish for Calexit, Texit, or any other secessionist movement at home or abroad.
However, given that California is not simply ...