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...
National Chair New Year’s Letter and Call to Action

National Chair New Year’s Letter and Call to Action

Office of the California National Party National Chair January 1, 2017 Fellow CNP Leaders, This is an extremely exciting time to be part of the California National Party!  I want to personally thank each and every one of you for everything you...
Budgeting Morality

Budgeting Morality

In 1940, the great Californian writer, John Steinbeck, made what may be the best argument for California’s independence: Some time ago a congress of honest men refused an appropriation of several hundreds of millions of dollars to feed our...
California Independence is for All Californians

California Independence is for All Californians

In the wake of the 2016 election, both the California National Party and its call for independence (#freethebear) have picked up a lot of momentum. This leads to the impression that the movement is just an overreaction, a pushback over the...