Hi everyone! After this painful election, I’ve been reading about #Calexit a lot. There’s even a very small #Texit (Texas) movement but…California’s exit seems to make more sense. California is much more liberal than Texas (unfortunately). Texas is a red state and California is blue. If you follow world news and/or live in Europe, you’re probably familiar with Brexit. On June 23, more than 30 million UK citizens voted to leave the European Union. According to BBC, Leave won 52 percent to 48 percent. The UK is expected to leave the EU by Summer 2019, maybe sooner.
There’s been talk of California doing the same thing, especially after the 2016 Presidential Election and protests throughout California and other states. The only downside to this move is…it wouldn’t take place until around 2020 or later, after Trump’s term in office (I don’t think he would get elected to a second term in office then again, I didn’t think he would win this election!) I think people were probably expecting #Calexit to happen a lot sooner? Maybe in the next few months? Anyway, it doesn’t seem like a bad idea because California has the sixth largest economy in the world. CNN says it’s more economically powerful than France and it has a population larger than Poland. According to Yes California, Californians will vote on whether or not they’ll leave the U.S. in 2019. I don’t really see #Texit happening but I can see #Calexit taking place because of their strong economy. I’m not saying Texas’ economy is bad but this is a red state. There’s too many conservatives here whereas in California, the people are more open-minded and liberal. If I could afford to move, I’d leave to San Francisco. I love Texas for many reasons but I just wish people were more open-minded here, especially when it comes to politics. Ha ha, that’s just a daydream in itself right there!