All that will be for naught. Expect the courts to bar this measure from appearing on the ballot — or strike it down if approved by voters — because the initiative process cannot make fundamental changes in the nature of state government. Revising the state Constitution to become an independent nation is the definition of a fundamental change. And citizens can sue to prevent secession because it would deny their rights guaranteed as U.S. citizens.Right of self-determination? Never heard of it. And besides,
Even if these acts survived judicial review, they would have no legal effect. States have no power to secede: Neither the state nor federal constitutions permit leaving the Union, and the U.S. Supreme Court long ago rejected the idea that states can secede.Yes, in every independence movement, patriots had to ask permission from the government they wanted to secede from. You remember George Washington begging King George III to let the colonies form their own governments, don't you? You don't? You must be some sort of extremist!