With Donald Trump winning the presidential election, Californians had a brainwave on Twitter: Why not break away from the rest of the U.S. and go it alone?
After all, the state probably grows enough food to sustain itself, it has the sixth largest economy in the world, and it just passed recreational marijuana use. It doesn’t really need those other states under a Trump presidency does it?
The only immediate problem that presented itself was what to call this genius idea. Some thought ‘Califrexit’ might work — a portmanteau referencing the other act of massive self harm an electorate committed this year in the UK.
Others thought that #Calexit might be a better term to describe the state’s newfound freedom.
Either way, numerous people were up for the break.
“In our view, the United States of America represents so many things that conflict with Californian values, and our continued statehood means California will continue subsidizing the other states to our own detriment, and to the detriment of our children,” their manifesto, which was written before Tuesday by the way, says.
However, no state has seceded from the U.S. since the Civil War so we won’t be holding our breath.