Meet the Californian independence movement

Meet the Californian independence movement

There have been several polls showing active support for Californian independence at around 33% of Californians, that’s over 13 million people!   According to Ipsos, another ~15% or so are undecided, bringing the total number of people who...
Californian values: a shared dream

Californian values: a shared dream

This speech on Californian values and what that means was delivered by Jed Wheeler, our Vice Chairperson, at our March 2017 working convention.  It summarizes our goals and strategy over the next year as we register voters and build the movement...
Why rural California votes red, and why we should listen

Why rural California votes red, and why we should listen

A tremendous amount of ink has been spilled about the recent American elections and the split between urban and rural areas. As tempting as it is to rant about everything the Democrats did wrong along the way, instead I want to talk a bit about...
California can continue to be an inspiration to the world

California can continue to be an inspiration to the world

Throughout my time as the California National Party’s press secretary I’ve spoken to journalists from all over California, the United States, and the world. Through these conversations, I hope to persuade the media — and by extension, the readers...
Remembering Past Lessons

Remembering Past Lessons

Editor’s note: While this blog was originally submitted in early January, the recent focus on immigrant targeting and deportation by the Trump administration makes this a very timely post, and underscores the California National Party’s...
Reflections on Presidents Day

Reflections on Presidents Day

REFLECTIONS ON PRESIDENTS DAY “ Understanding the spirit of our institutions is to aim at the elevation of men, I am opposed to whatever tends to degrade them.”  Abraham Lincoln, May 17, 1859 Letter to Theodore Canisius To truly observe...
A Velvet Divorce

A Velvet Divorce

I am a Californian. For fifty years, starting with Edmund Brown Sr, I have supported Democratic candidates in state and national races. This election, however, with the victory of the most odious man to ever emerge on the American political...
Of War and Peace

Of War and Peace

It’s clearly stated in the introduction to the California National Party platform: “The CNP is committed to working – through peaceful and democratic means – toward a legally binding referendum on independence.” The italics are mine, for...
Think of an Independent California

Think of an Independent California

It’s easy to look at  the results of this past election with a real and grim sense of foreboding.  America has voted in the worst sort of incompetent to ever occupy the Oval Office. Any thinking person with moderate intelligence can realize there...
California’s Education Crisis

California’s Education Crisis

Coastal elite. For anyone not familiar with the conservative lingo, it is a term often accompanied by accusations of being intellectually antagonistic. This term is slung around like an insult, although like most Californians, it’s a mantle I...
Divine Dissatisfaction and Audacious Faith

Divine Dissatisfaction and Audacious Faith

A special guest blog: At times the quest for a free, independent and prosperous California nation may seem a quixotic one. The tides we swim against are entrenched and powerful. On this day that marks the memory of one of the greatest leaders in...
A World Worth Fighting For

A World Worth Fighting For

“Imagine a world worth living in, a world worth fighting for.” ― Leslie Feinberg I first met the legendary transgender activist Les Feinberg in the late nineties. I was in my twenties, presenting as male, and living the life of leaden...