If there is money in the game, there is always a way. The arrogance of california politicians and courts is amazing. Other countries like China or Russia would love to dump money into a state pulling away from the federal government. Crimea succession from Ukraine wasn’t very long ago. And it came about thru direct involvement of the US in their politics. Almost as if it were a bidding war. The battle lines were drawn and the US lost. No doubt the federal government can prevent a Republic of California but maybe not so much if the President Trump is under a viral hate attack at the time. President Trump may declare California in revolt. People have to be arrested and put in prison. It could lead to antifa vs alt-right fighting it out in the streets. Supremacy wins or the Constitution is gone. Hillary gets her left wing ragnarok. Oh yeah the left has prepared for it and they’re crazy enough to try it.