California postures toward secession

California Governor Jerry Brown signaled today that the people of California would not take a Trump Presidency lightly.

The Sacramento Bee has the story:

“If Trump were ever elected, we’d have to build a wall around California to defend ourselves from the rest of this country,” Brown told labor organizers at a dinner in Sacramento. “By the way that is a joke. We don’t like walls, we like bridges.”

Brown, the Democratic governor of a liberal border state, has signed legislation granting driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants and allowing undocumented immigrant college students to receive public financial aid. Like many Democrats, he has pushed Washington unsuccessfully for an overhaul of the nation’s immigration system.

Reminding us of the fate of a former, conservative aggressor, Brown also offered what sounds a preemptive warning, aimed directly at what Trump fears most, “And people who attack California, they do become anonymous and forgotten. Rightfully so.”

I, for one, will miss our free and easy travel, without need of papers or visas from State to State.