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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 people. … Read More

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 … Read More

Trump’s America vs. California

Walking around my small California beach town, it’s become harder and harder to not have a sense of a storm approaching, or a dimming of light, despite the beauty of my surroundings. Nothing has physically changed since the election; there’s … Read More

Separation of Church and State

I was born in sunny SoCal, but spent most of my life in religious states.  My parents returned to Utah the summer before I started Kindergarten.  My siblings were Kenny (12), Laura (11), Joe (9), Peggy (8), and at the … Read More

It’s not ingratitude

Something has been gnawing at me for a week now; well, besides the terrible results of the American presidential election. For someone like me who came to the U.S. when I was 7 years old, fleeing from a cruel civil … Read More

Independence will save us

On November 8th, 2016, millions of Americans consciously, and with deliberate knowledge, voted for the personal embodiment of crony capitalism, anti-democratic values, and public corruption.  Donald J. Trump, through a legal mechanism (the electoral college) and not through a majority … Read More

Clearing the Air

We are not a new movement but the explosion of interest in our movement is new. One side effect of all that interest is that there are suddenly many rumors going around about this organization and its leadership. The current … Read More

Fascism Comes to America

The Government of the United States is broken. Even the simple task of selecting a President between two main contenders has gone completely off the rails. Donald Trump, President-elect, is a bitter pill for Californians to swallow. A racist, misogynistic, … Read More

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