This is another appeal to consider California's independence. With the threat of many young people being drafted or otherwise coerced into (essentially) committing another act of terror in other countries, possibly leading to WWIII, this is a time to consider alternatives that, hopefully, will prevent our young people from having to face this ever again.
If California were independent with:
1. its own membership in the United Nations;
2. a Constitution based upon ALL provisions of the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights;
3. a Democratic economy with California's WORKERS owning and managing our industries as a 100% equal partnership, AND with the ability to make FAIR TRADE agreements with other nations(NOT "free trade" agreements that destroy economies);
THEN we could enjoy our ethnic and cultural diversity much more without the RACISM, BIGOTRY and HATRED that naturally come from being forced to compete for ever scarcer jobs and for our existance under the present, patently FASCIST system imposed by U.S. monopoly finance capital in the name of a patently RACIST U.S."manifest destiny" of WHITE SUPREMACY.
ENDING fascism, racism and global capitalism has to start somewhere! Cuba has proven for 40+ years that the world does NOT have to bow down to U.S. corporate, fascist monopoly finance capital!!! California can take another step farther by proving to the world that a TRULLY DEMOCRATIC economy can be acheived WITHOUT it being owned and run by the state!