Canadians Invite Distraught States to Secede


So there are those in the states on the West coast of America who want to secede and join Canada.  And there are those in Canada who are ready to welcome them.  The likelihood of any of this gaining traction is somewhere between vanishing and none.  Yet it does serve as something of a measure of the depths of misery experienced by some Trump opponents.  At least they are not rioting.

As long as we're discussing the incredibly improbable, such an act would effectively put the Democratic Party out of business in the US, at least as far as any national elections would be concerned.  See, there really is a silver lining if you want to look for it.

In a gesture to ease the pain of Americans unhappy with the presidential election result, a group of Canadians have invited the residents of California, Oregon, Washington and Nevada – where Donald Trump lost to Hillary Clinton – to secede and join Canada.

And here comes the invitation from this group of Canadians.   Note that there is no indication that the author of this has even one other Canadian supporting him.

“Dear California, Oregon, Washington – I’m sure we can work something out if you want to join Canada,” tweeted Chad Harris, a reporter from Kamloops, British Columbia.

“To the west coast of the United States, if you want to you can all become Canadian Provinces, since you voted closer to the experiences we have as Canadian,” Andrew Mercier, from Calgary, wrote on Facebook. “Therefore WA, OR, NV, and CA you are now provinces, also bring all the goodness that you have to us!!!” the Canadian added.

What a magnanimous offer.  And a resident of California was happy to weigh-in on the matter — and already has some proposed names for the new Canadian province.

Douglas Cole from Beaverton, Oregon, even wrote an ironic open letter on the subject.

“Dear Canada,
We, the fine people of Washington, Oregon, and California, wish to secede. We offer our people, our land, and our resources to you, Oh Canada. We promise not to fight this, but instead, to fight FOR this. Although, you being…you know…Canadians, we’re confident in a polite transition as we become your fourth territory, Washorefornia.
Or Calorington.
We’re fine with either.
Just please take us.
Pretty please?”

We note that this next fellow isn't satisfied with just having the West coast leave and join Canada.  He wants to include the Northeastern coastal states in the grand secession.  Here's his Tweet.

Nathan Bowman @Natebow
What if we compromise and all the Coastal states just become part of Canada? America can just keep all the interior ones.

Note that there is an organized effort in California to become an independent country as opposed to a province of Canada.  It's called “Yes California,” although it's not clear how many residents are on board with this.

The Yes California website states: “We advocate for peaceful secession from the United States by use of an independence referendum to establish a mandate, followed by a nationwide campaign to advocate in support of a constitutional exit from the Union.”

The Yes California Independence Campaign believes that “being a US state is no longer serving California’s best interests. On issues ranging from peace and security to natural resources and the environment, it has become increasingly true that California would be better off as an independent country.”

“In 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the international community with their ‘Brexit’ vote. Our ‘Calexit’ referendum is about California joining the international community,” the website concluded.

What's to be said?  “President Jerry ‘Moonbeam' Brown of the nation of California.”  That's one way he could get to be president that he's probably never considered.  Then again, if we're not mistaken, during his previous incarnation as governor, rumor had it that he wanted California to have its own space program separate from NASA.

Jerry, it's time for you to speak out on all of this — and don't hold back.  The world needs your thoughtful and carefully considered position.

Source:  RT

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