In my post on Friday The Second American Civil War begins in an assault on the most dynamic people in California's tech, farm and service sectors I explained that we had begun to get battlefield stories that week on migrants under attack by the United States government - migrants, the one class of people over the past 300 years whose creativity has strengthened the California Republic.
Just in case you missed it, before the Superbowl Game yesterday, Donald Trump, the President of the United States of the Rust Belt, was interviewed by Bill O'Reilly. In that interview, the Rust Belt President stated unequivocally he intends to use weapons against the California Republic:
O’Reilly: Let’s turn to domestic policy. I just spent the week in California. As you know, they are now voting on whether they should become a sanctuary state. So California, and the USA, are on a collision course. How do you see it?Trump is using an alternative fact which even he doesn't believe. In this case, "we give tremendous amounts of money to California." The truthful fact is that Californians and their businesses pay far more to the federal government in taxes, fees and charges than the federal government expends in California. And by "expends" I'm including not only all the money received by California state and local governments but the money the feds spend in California on federal employees and buying materials and goods in California.
Trump: Well, I think it’s ridiculous. Sanctuary cities, as you know, I’m very much opposed to sanctuary cities. They breed crime, there’s a lot of problems. If we have to, we’ll defund. We give tremendous amounts of money to California — California in many ways is out of control, as you know. Obviously the voters agree, otherwise they wouldn’t have voted for me.
O’Reilly: So defunding is your weapon of choice?
Trump: Well it’s a weapon. I don’t want to defund a state, a city.
O’Reilly: But you’re willing to do it?
Trump: I don’t want to defund anyone. I want to give them the money they need to properly operate as a city or state. If they’re going to have sanctuary cities, we may have to do that. Certainly that would be a weapon.
In fact, the federal government "revenuers" grab enough extra money from Californians to cover the extra money they give the people in West Virginia, North Carolina, Alabama, and Tennessee.
How about we quit paying any taxes, fees, and charges to the federal government and instead pay it to California government and call it even?