The Ozy e-mail list looks at ways people on the West Coast might avoid a President Trump. One movement that seems to be gaining steam is a secession movement where parts of Northern California, all of Oregon and Washington and some of western Canada would form their own country, called Cascadia, and secede from the United States.
Easier said than done, to be sure. The biggest problem likely being financial dependence of California and the West Coast on Washington D.C. People won't willingly give up all their government benefits no matter what is promised in return. Then again, being a separate country, Cascadia could just print money to pay for everything just as Washington D.C. does now.
It might also require civil war as some, even in California, suffer from blind nationalism that would never let them willingly leave the U.S. The thought of civil war doesn't bother me much. I've long felt we're past the point where our political differences can be settled peacefully. The problem from a libertarian standpoint would be deciding who to side with, although I suspect the lefty Cascadia types don't own much in the way of guns.
As for me, if this effort ever came to fruition, it would likely compel me to leave the west for the east. It's bad enough living in California, which probably has the largest concentration of stupid people on the planet, if not the world. I can't imagine being stuck in a whole country full of Californians although, secession or not, those people will still be here.