California has accelerated on its' path to being a failed state. If you disagree, compare them to Germany/France/Sweden/etc. If not for the Federal Government slowing their pace, they would already be very much like those failed countries. They want out and for the good of the Republic, the other 49 should let them out. They no longer espouse the ideas of freedom and democracy. Their political ideology is incongruent with that of a free, prosperous and peaceful nation. What other solutions are there that will turn California from their current path? Withholding their federal funding will not. Restricting their representation will not. Sending in National Guard or Federal troops will not. They can no longer be allowed to force their incongruent political ideology on the other 49 who largely do not share the same.