There is a general consensus among nationalists and Unionists alike that Scotland is more than capable of governing itself, if it so chose.

But just because you can do something, does that mean you should do it?

California has one of the largest economies in the world. It has its own unique culture – as different to American culture in some other parts of the United States as the culture in some parts of Scotland are from some parts of England (and some parts of Scotland, for that matter).

And, like Scotland, California tends to vote (at least in national elections) rather differently from the rest of the country – consistently for the Democrat presidential nominee. It was once (albeit briefly) an independent republic and has been a member of the Union for half the time Scotland has been part of the United Kingdom.

So, let’s have the fifth in our series of Questions to which the answer is “Er…”:

Should California secede from the Union, and are those Californians who wish to remain American guilty of being “anti-Californian”?

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