I SPOKE TO A HIGH LEVEL RETIREE FROM THE US FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, WHO WORKED IN WASHINGTON D.C, WITH POLITICAL BIGWIGS. THE PERSON IS EXTREMELY WELL EDUCATED. I CANNOT NAME THE PERSON. **Question** (me): "I know alot of western Canadians who feel that the western provinces would be better off leaving Canada and joining the US.
The dilemma is getting out of Canada. Some want to take the secession route, as Quebec tried to do. But, others fear that would be a trap, on account of the hooplah Canada will impose to get out.
What do you think is the best route if they try to leave and join the US as states?"
**Answer** (former federal employee): "Copy the Declaration of Independence, replace any references that are purely American, and tell Ottawa to shove it.
Otherwise Ottawa will do the usual British-style niggling over petty details, and the secession will get bogged down in trivia.
Frankly they'll never have a better American President to deal with. Trump would probably go the extra mile to welcome them aboard."
**Second Part: **
Step 1: declared independence
Step 2: establish a government
Step 3: approach the Executive Branch - i.e., the President - and let him direct them to the State Department
The USA will not even entertain talking to Canadians or citizens of any other country while they're still part of that other country.
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Additional response to [Micheal Mandeville](https://www.facebook.com/micheal.mandeville.3?fref=gs&__tn__=%2CdK-R-R&eid=ARB7CuGnugvsy21xeqdIoVvSe-pOUvoIBqRLZZfbXx3cdiRsoRSmxfITOa--YoVP5uva96Uq570RkhGJ&dti=504702306777207&hc_location=group)'s draft of the Declaration of Independence from individual retired from the US federal government, in Washington D.C:
"It's a good start.
The first sentence should be removed.
The list of grievances is too long.
I take it they're making an argument that the Canadian government itself is illegal, but it's a bit convoluted.
If you look at the American Declaration they set it up as a natural law argument, not a legal one.
1. Nature's God entitles us to certain rights.
2. The British have denied us those rights.
3. Therefore, we're entitled to form our own government."
"They are going to have to do what Quebec did and put it to the people, or they'll wind up with a two-front war: Canada and Alberta's government."