A bit from a Wall Street Journal article raises a couple of rude questions in my pea brain, and a rude notice. California is beginning a more-or-less serious effort to secede from the union. The bit is this: the US would have to approve a constitutional amendment to allow a secession.
The questions are these: what would Californians think if the required amendment passed unanimously--or perhaps only with New York, Illinois, Washington demurring? What would Californians think if those States approving the amendment did so with enormous majorities?
The rude notice is this: California secession dreamers can begin collecting signatures to place a
nationhood proposal on the November 2018 ballot, after language for
the measure was approved this week by the state’s attorney general. Notice that: in California, the citizens are allowed to have only those referendum ballots whose political speech is approved by the California government; they don't get to vote on the things they think are important without Government oversight. What must California citizens think of that? Oh, wait....