I am responding to the letter “Who will defend Calexit republic?” (Feb. 23):
Military defense is talked about in the book that came out months ago and is on the front page of the website for YesCalifornia.org.
California can defend itself – if it had to – because we have the money to have an army as good as Canada’s army.
It is a big assumption that the American military would leave California if it was independent. Likely all of the bases would stay in a lease like America does with over 100 other places that are independent.
Marcus Ruiz Evans, board chairman, Yes California Independence Movement