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#CalExit organizers now propose carving ‘autonomous Native American nation’ from California

#CalExit organizers now propose carving ‘autonomous Native American nation’ from California

Organizers promote “buffer zone between Donald Trump’s America and the new independent California Republic.”

If Senator Elizabeth Warren’s presidential plans go nowhere, there could be a new nation that might welcome leadership from someone of her illustrious, high-cheeked ancestry.
Organizers of the #CalExit initiative for California’s secession from the United States are now proposing to give away nearly half of the state, including all of its federal land, to form an “autonomous Native American nation.”

“Calexit,” as the proposal for California’s secession is known, was given the green light by the state government earlier this year to begin collecting signatures to place the measure on the November ballot. Advocates had until mid-October to gather 365,880 signatures of registered voters to put it up for a statewide vote.

But the revamp announced by Calexit’s founders on Tuesday adds an additional objective: constructing “the first ever autonomous Native American nation in North America,” by giving Native Americans all federal lands in the state, running from the border with Mexico to the state boundary shared with Oregon.

The #CalExit organizers explained the mad logic behind this particular scheme.

“Why not do something to right some of the wrongs of the past to the Native American people, and give them back their land?” Louis J. Marinelli, a Calexit co-founder, said Tuesday.

Because most of that land falls on the eastern, more conservative part of the state, one of the leaders of the group, Marcus Ruiz Evans, noted in a prepared statement that a side benefit would be to create a “buffer zone between Donald Trump’s America and the new independent California Republic.”

I hate to be the one to burst Marinelli’s bubble, but the conservatives on the eastern side of California are much happier with Trump’s America than Brown’s Sacramento. Therefore, this proposal would have little appeal to them. They would much rather create a new American state called Jefferson.

Legal Insurrection readers may recall that Marinelli was an organizer of a campaign called Yes California, which aimed to get the whole state of California to secede. Based on his history, one might suspect that idea might be an example of Russian meddling.

…They pulled the plug in April 2017 after Marinelli’s living situation in Russia prompted scrutiny from critics. At the time, he told the Los Angeles Times that the news media “simultaneously sensationalized, exaggerated and dramatized information about our campaign and particularly about myself in an effort to delegitimize our effort and demoralize our supporters.” (Marinelli has since moved back to California.)

Ruiz Evans also told the Sacramento Bee that Marinelli’s residence “spooked” donors to the campaign, who backed out as a result.

I suspect this plan will go exactly nowhere. However, if it does, the selection of their first leader is obvious.



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The Friendly Grizzly | August 1, 2018 at 5:07 pm

I can see what’s coming. They will want Independence but will want to stay in the US currency system, federal benefits, defense, etc.

In short, a Spanish-speaking Quebec.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to The Friendly Grizzly. | August 1, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    It would be fun to watch all the high tech companies picking new locations for their headquarters.

    Carlson interviewed one of the organizers and the guy clearly indicated that only brown people would be allowed and voiced strong racist views about whites, especially Trump voters. We need a return to segregation and elimination of diversity. If other races and religions can not join the modern period, then they should be suppressed.

Let them secede, then we can conquer and occupy it.

They are probably just going to get the same rights, ‘sovereign’ tribes get in other states. If the proposal goes through. I’m all for treating them like any other Indian territory, some folks will get rich, some will be able to keep out of jail due to a lax court system, or no court of record at all and there’ll be more casinos.

I don’t see how this helps liberal Californians.
The tribes in the nation won’t let them settle there.

I suspect the Lake Tahoe crowd will have something to say about this.

If you read their propaganda, they say that they will sign a treaty to ensure water rights and infrastructure will remain tied to California. If I’m the Native Americans, I’m pretty sure that I’d see what Las Vegas and Reno would give for former California water rights. And “free passage”? Hm. Pretty sure that some nice toll booths would be about right.

And I suspect there would be an effort made to declare San Diego County a Federal District. Way too much strategic value to the Navy to lose or be embedded in a foreign nation. I suppose it could be a Guantanamo sort of thing as well, but that gets messy.

The proposal is slick, but continues to take advantage of Native Americans to California’s advantage. They should be honest… confiscation of private property and all existing deals are to be renegotiated. You can’t have a nation without infrastructure and a source of revenue. Tourism ain’t going to pay the bills.

Oh, sure. The feds are just going to hand over China Lake. No probs.

What a bunch of loons.

    Tom Servo in reply to Anonamom. | August 1, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    And not just that – I feel almost foolish to have to say that States do not have the authority to give away federal land to some other government.

JusticeDelivered | August 1, 2018 at 6:28 pm

“If Senator Elizabeth Warren’s presidential plans go nowhere, there could be a new nation that might welcome leadership from someone of her illustrious, high-cheeked ancestry.”

You can bet that they will save that plum for a read native.

I agree with this idea. Let every inch of land for a hundred miles from the coastline be hereby confiscated by the CA State for use by only people whose ancestors did not come here from other nations.

Of course, you realize the ‘native’ Americans came across the Asian land bridge, so they don’t count. In fact, *all* people currently in the US borders are invaders of one sort or another, if you go back a hundred thousand years or so.

It would be very, very quiet in that large empty space.

I do wonder why Calexit is promoting so much gun violence on their posters.

    Matt_SE in reply to Voyager. | August 1, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    Not just that (notice the bullet holes in the cars?), but look at the two lovebirds on the right. Seems Calexit is selling sex too.

Comanche Voter | August 1, 2018 at 7:13 pm

I dunno. The silly little dude needs to read some history. The Plains Indians lived in sort of a “buffer zone” between the Eastern United States and the West Coast. I have to say that did not work out well for the “Native Americans”.

Looney tunes and liberals–they go together hand in glove.

So basically the Uber-Progs of the Peoples Republic of Kalifornia want to build a wall.

Huh. Aren’t treaties with Indian Nations dealt with by the FEDERAL government? Doesn’t that leave CA with no legal authority to do this?

    ronk in reply to Matt_SE. | August 1, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    the Indian Nations should buy up land in California, when they do that it becomes part of their reservations

      JohnSmith100 in reply to ronk. | August 2, 2018 at 12:28 pm

      Indians should wait until after California’s real estate market crashes, as tech companies desert California, real estate will probably settle down to about 5% of its current inflated value.

The people of Calexit have spoken. All three of them.

Hmmmm – they are going to build their wall to keep us out from all the cars they won’t be using any longer.

Notice how they’re offering the uselessly dry desert portion of the state to the Indians?