Ben Shapiro Calls for ‘Friendly Separation’ Following GOP’s Drubbing in California Recall Election
California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom survived the Republican-led effort to recall him on Tuesday, but that does not mean that right-wingers are done pretending to be victims of a sinister liberal agenda. Quite the contrary. On Wednesday, conservative commentator Ben Shapiro called for red and purple states to mount a “friendly separation” from the rest of the Union.
In other words, Shapiro has begun reigniting calls for secession.
“What it presages is a question, whether we actually do want to remain part of the same body politic,” Shapiro said on The Ben Shapiro Show. “If we do want to remain part of the same body politic, we’re going to have to construct a system of a federal government in which Texas can be Texas and California can be California. However, California has to let Texas be Texas. And herein lies the rub. Because the federal government has no interest, when run by Democrats, in allowing Texas to be Texas. They’d like Texas to be California. And if that’s the case, what you’re going to end up with is a fairly ugly split between states that wish to be left alone and states that wish to run their business from the top level of the federal government.”
Then, after complaining about how unfair it is that the GOP cannot impose its draconian will on the entire country, Shapiro called for a cold Civil War of sorts.
“Maybe then the best hope for a lot of conservatives, and maybe for a lot of liberals depending on who’s in control of that federal government, is a friendly separation,” he said. “That is what that forsages. Not that California is the wave of the future but that California and its polarization is the wave of the future.”
Read on via Media Matters for America.