Victor Davis Hanson: 'California Goes Confederate'

Hillary Clinton won over the majority of voters in California, but Trump won the Presidency and that's driven a ton of liberal Californians to madness.

Our local and state leaders are openly defiant of Trump, and the Calexit movement is bragging that it'll have enough signatures to qualify for a ballot measure calling for the state to secede from the United States.

California's call for seclusion and sanctuary status is eerily similar to South Carolina's behavior before the civil war.

Victor Davis Hanson, a historian with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, explains the similarities in his piece 'California Goes Confederate:'

"Residents boast about how their cool culture has little in common with the rest of the U.S. Some Californians claim the state could easily go it alone, divorced from the United States. 

Sound a bit familiar? In December 1860, South Carolina seceded from the Union in furor over the election of Abraham Lincoln. 

Lincoln did not receive 50 percent of the popular vote. He espoused values the state insisted did not reflect its own. In eerie irony, liberal California is now mirror-imaging the arguments of reactionary South Carolina and other Southern states that vowed to go it alone in 1860 and 1861."

Continue reading at the National Review.

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