The ‘yellow vest’ movement catches on around the world
As the yellow vest movement catches on around the world, activists from a New California state campaign attended a local town hall meeting on Dec. 8 sporting yellow vests in support of the fight against globalism.
The group of American yellow vests posed with victory signs in a cafe in the small city in Santa Clara County, expressing confidence in the future of the golden state.
The activists claim their movement is an effort to push most of the rural areas away from the current state, and form a new state.
Up to now, there have been 47 of the 58 counties in California who have launched committees to join this movement, with another five counties having partial regions in this movement.
“We stand in solidarity with French citizens,” said Liz Ritchie, one of the leaders of the New California movement.
Another activist from San Luis Obispo, Dane Senser, called on all activists to start wearing yellow vests “to show solidarity to the French revolution anti-globalist freedom fighters.”
“Our Constitution dictates us to do things peacefully,” said Paul Preston, the founder of the New California state movement.
“This is the document responsible for Paris today,” Preston said holding an “Agenda 21″ book.
Preston asserted Agenda 21 was a “totalitarian plan to control the whole world.”
Epoch Times reported: Preston said he remembered that years ago he traveled to Europe and observed the borders among European countries coming down.
But “guess what, in France and Germany all the borders are going to go back up.”
Preston praised President Donald Trump’s effort to building border walls and criticized California’s sanctuary state policy as in breach of the U.S. Constitution Article IV Section 4, which preserves each state in the union against invasion.
Preston pointed out that “Agenda 21” was all about a small group of people using their power to control the weather, borders, populations, and the wealth of the world.
Trump’s support for the yellow vests was also regarded by the American yellow vests during Morgan Hill’s town hall meeting.
“We see changes in Europe, and I attribute those changes to our President Trump,” said Ron Kirkish, an activist who is a retired drug prevention officer.
….in the world. I want clean air and clean water and have been making great strides in improving America’s environment. But American taxpayers – and American workers – shouldn’t pay to clean up others countries’ pollution.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2018
Trump wrote in a tweet recently:
“The Paris Agreement isn’t working out so well for Paris,” and stated that people did not want to pay large sums of money “ to maybe protect the environment.”
Trump added he was “glad that my friend @EmmanuelMacron and the protestors in Paris have agreed with the conclusion I reached two years ago. The Paris Agreement is fatally flawed because it raises the price of energy for responsible countries while whitewashing some of the worst polluters.”
Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris Accord in 2017, claiming the terms benefited China’s economy at the expense of the US.
“The socialist model in Europe is not working,” Preston also said, scrutinizing the socialist government elected by the French democracy.
Preston connected the similarities of heavy tax and big government between France and California in his speech.
The activists in the movement believe that California also has a socialist government.
Preston pointed out that America has a republic instead of a democracy and is based on the Constitution.
The activists for New California claim that California state has become a one-party controlled state, and therefore fails to comply with Article 4 Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees the republican form of government in every state in the union.
California in recent years had two other efforts to split the state: the Cal 3 and Jefferson State proposals. Preston said the failure of these initiatives to follow the Constitution had created extreme problems for them.
Cal 3 proposed splitting California into three states, and was launched in August 2017 by American venture capitalist Tim Draper.
Draper spent more than $5 million and collected enough signatures to put Cal 3 as Prop. 9 onto the 2018 ballot.
But Prop. 9 was removed from the ballot by the Supreme Court of California.
Jefferson State proposed forming a new state by splitting 21 counties away from California and Oregon.
The activists supporting this proposal have met strong opposition from the state legislature, and they recently started taking legal action to move the proposal forward.
But the U.S. Supreme Court so far has chosen not to hear the case.
The activists believe the current California state government will soon face a fiscal crisis.
When it happens, the movement will negotiate with the current state legislature and make a financial deal with it, using the rich natural resources of the new state.
“We are not just constitutionalist. We are the original constitutionalists,” said Preston.
The activists in the New California state movement have so far, step by step, followed the Constitution Article IV Section 3, which West Virginia used to break away from Virginia in 1861
The movement claimed its independence on Jan. 15, 2018, which was the first step to form a reform government.
Each county and fractions of counties attempting to break away from the current state have formed their own reform governments.
Grievances have been filed on a weekly basis by the counties joining the movement.
The complaints publicly stated have highlighted the reasons why the people in the movement believe the current state government has not represented them.
So far 47 grievances have been filed and announced. A yellow vest symbol was used for the 47th grievance.