Well yes; yes they are

California secession leader says "our values are different than [sic]  the United States".

“This is California. We’re not the United States. Our values are different,” said Shankar Singram, vice president of the California Freedom Coalition. “We’re fundamentally different in how we act and speak and think about the world globally. Whether it has to do with war, the climate, the environment. We’re just a different state.”

How different, you ask? This different:

Jennifer Lawrence (looked her up: she's an actress, naturally), removes $10,000 crystals from her home, which then immediately floods. "I hate crystals", she tells Vogue. "“Everyone told me, ‘You can’t do that. You can’t move them. You have to have the crystal lady who put them in move them,” she says

The crystal lady herself denies that the crystal removal caused such a bad thing to happen: blaming an unfortunate circumstance on something external, such as crystals, “gives our power away.” In other words: Rocks aren’t responsible for your crappy luck, and blaming them for it won’t get you anywhere.

Still, the healer, who says crystals can cost tens of thousands of dollars, warns to respect their power. “To some people, they are sacred,” she says. “They’re one of a kind, manufactured in the earth.

“At the end of the day, it’s all about respect — you’ve got to make peace with your environment. But it doesn’t sound like that was important to her,” she concludes.

These are the people who believe in Mother Gaia, high speed trains and global warming, the same crowd who this past April joined in the "March for Science"  to protest Trump.

Why wait for them to secede? Can't we just evict them from the Union?