Fresh off of President-elect Donald Trump's victory, California residents got a wild idea about their place in the United States, and it's that they don't have one.
Inspired in part by Britains departure from the European Union — under the popular nickname "Brexit" — Californias are now getting behind the idea of a "Calexit," with a hashtag to match.
The idea, as sold to us by YesCalifornia.org, is that the state doesn't need the rest of the 49, and should break away due to the ideological differences this election has proven it has with the rest of America. According to the site, California can stand on its own two feet, and be its own nation.
"As the sixth largest economy in the world, California is more economically powerful than France and has a population larger than Poland. Point by point, California compares and competes with countries, not just the 49 other states.”
"It is about California taking its place in the world, standing as an equal among nations," the site continues. "We believe in two fundamental truths: (1) California exerts a positive influence on the rest of the world, and (2) California could do more good as an independent country than it is able to do as a just a U.S. state."
Some Californians took to Twitter show they were definitely onboard with the idea of the state's departure from the Union.
The vote to leave the Union will take place in the Spring of 2019, but may be a bit more difficult than some fans of #Calexit may think. In 1869, Texas broached the subject and thus the 1869 Supreme Court ruling on Texas v White said that a state can only secede from the Union through consent of the states, or a revolution. Even if the state itself voted overwhelmingly to leave, it wouldn't make a lick of difference.