Secession? Limited Government? Now, We’re Talking!

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

Oakland, California protest against Trump's Presidential election victory

Oakland, California protest against Trump’s Presidential election victory

Calexit: Californians Threaten to Secede from United States Following Donald Trump Win:

(Patrick Grafton-Green) Following the election of Donald Trump, Californians are threatening to secede from the rest of the US in what is being dubbed “#calexit” on social media.

The hashtag, along with “#calefrexit”, began trending on Twitter shortly after it was announced that Trump had beaten Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton on November 9.

That result has sparked protests across the state, including a march involving hundreds of protesters in Oakland.

Mrs Clinton won California’s 55 electoral votes, receiving almost 2.2 million more votes than Mr Trump in the state.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: NOW, we’re talking! 🙂 I don’t even care that it’s the same liberals who were against Texas secession! If it takes self-interest to shake off the shackles of Big Gov, so be it! Makes sense, sadly…

And, this is pretty promising, too:

Trump Gives Victory Speech, Liberals Rediscover Appeal of Limited Government:

Laughing at the Idea of Being Labeled “Extremist” for My Anti-War Stance

The following correspondence originally took place upon the Facebook wall of an ex-acquaintance…



Chris C.: Perhaps I am a Libertarian? “Libertarians support maximum liberty in both personal and economic matters. They advocate a much smaller government; one that is limited to protecting individuals from coercion and violence. Libertarians tend to embrace individual responsibility, oppose government bureaucracy & taxes, promote private charity, tolerate diverse lifestyles, support the free market and defend civil liberties.”

Yamashita K.: I told you this Chris!! You are not a repub, you’re not a dem… you believe in limited government and the liberties promised to us 230+ years ago!!!

Chris C.: Yes I remember you telling me, Yamashita! At the time, I don’t think I fully understood what it was. But it seemed interesting. I never had considered myself repub or Dem anyway. My views didn’t really seem to align completely with either one. And then my friend Rayn had been telling me a lot about this Libertarian party. And the more I learn about it, from her especially (and you of course!), it really seems right up my alley and makes a lot more sense than any political mumbo jumbo I’ve heard before. I’m likin it!

Yamashita K.:  I hate it when people mass me in with conservatives ALTHOUGH I am FAR more “republican” than I will EVER be democratic…

Rayn: I am amused when people label me extremist because I am against America’s wars! Yet, both Neo-Lib Dems and Neo-Con Repubs are JINGOISTIC WAR-HAWKS – which is SURELY EXTREMIST, considering the body count that comes with it! *sigh* Sometimes, I’m really amazed at just how pathologically pathetic these double-thinking death-worshippers can be!