In Texas v. White, the Supreme Court ruled that a state may secede from the Union by revolution or “through consent of the states”.
I support the Consent of the States Project; an effort to pass a resolution in a majority of the Nation’s state legislatures that gives the State of California consent to constitutionally secede from the United States and become an independent country.
Read the resolution below, then provide your full name and address and we will deliver your signature directly to your state legislators.
WHEREAS, the Constitution does not delegate to the federal government the power to grant or deny a State consent to secede from the Union, yet reserves all powers not delegated to the federal government to the States; and
WHEREAS, Supreme Court precedent set in Texas v. White allows a state to secede from the Union with the “consent of the states”;
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF _______________ :
SECTION 1. The legislature of the State of _______________ hereby grants consent to the State of California to secede from the United States of America under long-standing precedent established by the Supreme Court of the United States in Texas v. White.
SECTION 2. The secretary of state is hereby directed to transmit copies of this resolution to the presiding officers of each of the legislative houses in the several States, requesting their cooperation on behalf of the State of California.
SECTION 3. This resolution constitutes one of several necessary resolutions required to obtain the “consent of the states” in accordance with established Supreme Court precedent, and shall remain the official position of this legislature until the legislatures of at least half of the several States have passed their own resolutions granting consent to the State of California to secede from the United States of America.
SECTION 4. The legislature of the State of _______________ hereby requests the Government of the United States to recognize the State of California as a free and independent country under the following conditions: (1) a majority of the legislatures of the several States pass a resolution granting the State of California consent to secede from the Union, and (2) the State of California conducts a fair and honest independence referendum which is approved by the voters of that State.
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