In the case of Brexit, ordinary British citizens defied the elites in Brussels who thought they know what’s best for the British people. Calexit is the opposite. Proponents of Calexit are elitists who are angry that Americans elected Trump and they want a divorce. Let’s give it to them.

The initiative has a chance to appear on the 2018 ballot, as my colleague Leslie Eastman pointed out in her recent post: #CalExit is resurrected as measure approved for signature gathering

Tom Shattuck of the Boston Herald approves:

Shattuck: #CALEXIT would be a truly golden idea

California could secede from the United States. Signatures are being hurriedly gathered for a 2018 ballot initiative that would begin the process of independence for the Golden State.

Awesome. Break a leg. I wholeheartedly endorse “#Calexit” and here’s why you should too.

About a third of the entire welfare population of the United States lives in California. Let’s make that the Independent Country of California’s problem, not ours.

An estimated 2,350,000 illegal immigrants (about the population of Connecticut) reside there too. In the new California they can all be legalized and won’t have to dwell “in the shadows.”

Taxes in the state are astronomical and yet the fleecing of the battered upper middle class has failed to keep roads and bridges from crumbling, or the K-12 schools from performing dismally. I’d look for an eastern wall to keep the remaining affluent within the borders.

When we shed California, we’ll be saying goodbye to state with the most murders per year.

We won’t miss anything about California. Do you know anybody whose favorite pizza is at California Pizza Kitchen?

Think about it. If California was its own country, there would finally be a place for progressives who are embarrassed to live in America. They can run it how ever they want and the rest of us can enjoy life in the U.S, without them.

The Calexit movement is also a perfect example of how we got Trump. It was middle class Americans in the midwest and elsewhere in the U.S. who felt abandoned by DC elitists and saw in Trump a candidate who listened to them. Democrats have shown no interest in winning back these voters.

In fact, a leader of the Calexit movement appeared on the Tucker Carlson show this week and said that he’s happy about middle class citizens who are fleeing California for other states.

Here’s a partial transcript from Real Clear Politics:

Calexit Leader to Tucker Carlson: Export Middle Class To Make Room For Next “Wave” Of Immigrants

Calexit leader Shankar Singam appeared on Tuesday’s broadcast of Tucker Carlson Tonight to promote the secession of California from the union. Singam said California doesn’t have much in common with the rest of the country. He declared, “This is California. We’re not the United States.”

The Calexit proponent also said it is a “good thing” that the middle class is fleeing the state because it will make room for the “new wave” of immigrants. Singam told Carlson that “the United States” should be thanking “us” for “exporting” the state’s middle class to the rest of the country.

“If everyone in the middle class is leaving, that’s actually a good thing. We need these spots opened up for the new wave of immigrants to come up. It’s what we do,” Singam told Carlson…

“Tucker, you have to look at the bigger picture here,” Singam answered. “The fifth largest economy in the world. Just repeat that. Say it again. We are the fifth largest economy.”

“That’s the first time I’ve heard that,” Carlson said. “It’s basically the economy of Mexico. You’ve got a small number of rich people, the tech people, and then you’ve got a ton of poor people and the middle class is leaving. That’s a recipe for instability. You’re aware of that, right?”

“If everyone in the middle class is leaving, that’s actually a good thing. We need these spots opened up for the new wave of immigrants to come up. It’s what we do. We export our middle class to the United States. You guys should be thanking us for that,” Singam said to a stunned Carlson.

Here’s the video:

Again, this is how we got Trump. Let progressives have California. They can ban guns, flood their country with as many refugees and illegal immigrants as they please. They can also forfeit every penny of federal assistance they currently enjoy, along with their 55 electoral college votes.

Everybody wins.

Featured image via YouTube.