Silicon Valley Elites Push for California to Secede as #Calexit Trends on Twitter
There are a lot of people in this country who would be happy to see California go. What makes Shervin think we would let them back in the Union? – Shorty Dawkins
by Lucas Nolan
Silicon Valley tech elites are pushing for California to secede from the United States and become a sovereign nation following Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States.
Shervin Pishevar, co-founder of Hyperloop and Uber investor, tweeted on election night that if Donald Trump won he would be “announcing and funding a legitimate campaign for California to become its own nation.”
Shervin on Twitter: 1/ If Trump wins I am announcing and funding a legitimate campaign for California to become its own nation.
2/Most patriotic thing to do is to questioning idea of a federation of states & calling a new constitutional convention for systemic change
3/It’s the most patriotic thing we can do. Country is at serious crossroads. We can reenter the union after California becomes a nation.
4/As 6th largest economy in world, economic engine of nation, provider of a large % of federal budget, California carries a lot of weight.
5/We need to have serious national dialogue about our culture, values & rampant sexism, racism and hate that Trump campaign has exposed.
6/ Calling for a temporary withdrawal of support during the dark Trump Presidency. Re-entry after a constitutional convention convened.
7/Removing Electoral College would be one of changes needed. Small states with little diversity shouldn’t determine Presidency.