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Activists are working on a new effort to push California to secede from the U.S. after an earlier attempt fizzled out. Proponents say California is headed in a different political direction than the rest of the United States. Instead of being beholden to a government that takes more funds from California than it gives back, the state should go on its own and chart its own path. Others think that's a horrible idea. Californians should stay and help make the U.S. a better place. What do you think? 🇺🇸

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Some progressive Californians want to see the state chart its own path because of President Trump and his policies. California, while the most populous state, doesn't have the influence it should on national politics. Instead of fighting an uphill battle to make things like marijuana legalization, gay rights, and other liberal policies happen nationally, Californians could just decide for themselves and dump the baggage the rest of the U.S. brings. 

Economically, the state would be fine. California is the sixth largest economy in the world. It's an agricultural powerhouse, has some of the most active ports in the U.S., and is home to tech giants like Google and Facebook. To be honest, the United States needs California more than California needs the United States.

Here's what Steve Gonzalez with the California Freedom Coalition says:

“We feel that California has been neglected and left out of the political process for many many decades,” Gonzales said. “With current politics the way they are, clearly there’s a recognition that many in the United States have disdain for Californians. They call us ‘out of control.’ So this is a time for us to take back those tax dollars and really unleash the potential California has.”
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Others say seceding from the U.S. is a juvenile idea. Instead of wasting the time to try to make that happen, people who want California to leave the U.S. should work to make the country a better place. First off, states cannot secede from the United States. This idea was put to the test during the Civil War, and we all know how that ended. 

Progressives who want to separate from Trump's America should realize that without California, the U.S. would slide even more quickly toward conservatism. Democrats would struggle to gain a majority in the House ever again, and would likely never win the electoral college without California's 55 votes. 

If anyone should love an actual California secession, it’s Republicans. Take away California, and Trump would have won the popular vote by over a million votes instead of losing by nearly three million. Take away California, and the GOP increases its electoral college margin by 55 votes, its Senate margin by two seats and its House margin by 24 seats.
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