No place is more upset about Trump becoming president than Silicon Valley, which has thrived under a state that is heavily Democratic. So after the upset election, a movement dubbed “Calexit” to get California to secede from the US has sprung up.
It is not as crazy as it sounds. All by itself, California would be the sixth largest economy in the world. And if the UK can leave the EU, why couldn’t California leave the US? As a tweet for the “Yes California” movement put it:
They said Donald Trump wouldn’t happen. They said #Brexit wouldn’t happen. What’re you going to say if they tell you #Calexit won’t happen?
I generally think small is better, so I’m not at all against allowing individual states and regions from going their own way. Personally, I think it would be better to split off the entire west coast, with Oregon and Washington either joining California or forming their own country.
What do you think?