Should California become an independent nation?

■ By Robert Haunschild / Contributed This is a question most people will find strange as the constitution does not have a provision allowing states to secede. It has not stopped a group known as “Yes, California” who, at the present time have approximately 8,000 volunteers and 250 chapters. They mean business. Their founder, Louis Marinelli, is a 30-something English teacher with a permanent residence in San Diego but is teaching in Yekaterinburg, about 1,000 miles from Moscow, Russia. The self-led embassy the group has opened in Russia, supported by the Kremlin, is an anti-globalization establishment. Does Mr. Marinelli think he will get the 600,000 signatures needed to get on the

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