(National Sentinel)Â States: Supporters of California secession, known as “CALEXIT,” is proceeding apace.
TheÂ Sacramento Bee reported that supporters can now begin gathering signatures for a ballot initiative that, if the threshold is met, will place the issue before voters at the next election cycle:
The state attorney general issued an official ballot measure title and summary Tuesday. The campaign can now start gathering the more than 585,000 signatures it will need to qualify for the 2018 ballot.
The initiative would form a commission to recommend avenues for California to pursue its independence and delete part of the state constitution that says it is an inseparable part of the U.S. The measure would also instruct the governor and California congressional delegation to negotiate more autonomy for the state.
At one point, a third of California residents supported leaving the union.
A new e-book byÂ The National Sentinel editor J. D. Heyes supports a state’s right to secede, despite the widespread belief that the issue was “settled” by the Civil War.
â€œThis short e-book provides a fresh perspective, based upon historical evidence, at how a long-dismissed concept of settling irreconcilable political differences is just as relevant today as it was in the 19th century,â€ said Heyes. â€œIf there are those among us who truly believe they can no longer, in good conscience, coexist, then they ought to be given the opportunity to go their own way,Â peacefully. This e-book charts that course, from the beginning of our history, through todayâ€™s growing unrest.â€
You can download the e-book,Â â€œA Less Perfect Union: Making a Case for Secession in 2017,â€ here.