From Mother Jones:

“Adam Ringel felt the stirrings of national pride at an early age. ‘Ever since I was a kid, I identified as a Californian, not an American,’ he recalled as he sat in the back of a café in San Francisco’s Mission District during a meet-up titled ‘Coffee With Secessionists.’ The laid-back separatist gathering was sponsored by the California Freedom Coalition, one of a handful of organizations that have emerged in the wake of Donald Trump’s election to promote the idea that California should peacefully split off and form an independent country.”

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