Oct 6, 2015
Sierra County Press Release
Sierra County State of Jefferson Press Release:
Today during the public forum of the regular Sierra County Board of Supervisors meeting, the Sierra County State of Jefferson Committee announced that we have collected enough citizen signatures to present a Declaration of Separation to the California State Legislature without the Board of Supervisors. “This is an historic day for Sierra County,” stated Thomas Dotta, Chairman of the Sierra County State of Jefferson Committee.
A Declaration of Separation provides a “seat at the table” for further discussions on forming the 51st state. Our committee worked hard to educate and obtain hundreds of Sierra County citizen signatures from constituents who want our county included in the State of Jefferson. Although the signatures are enough to move forward without the Supervisors, the constituents of Sierra County would like to see the Supervisors’ support of the State of Jefferson.
Sierra County is the 11th northern California county to affirm a Declaration of Separation to form the State of Jefferson due to the lack of representation and dilution of vote.
We have a long road ahead of us and continued support is needed for the futures of our children and grandchildren. The time has come for 51.
Sep 25, 2014
, Federal gov & land grabs
, Freedoms - Individual
, Property rights
, Threats to agriculture
The Grass March Cowboy Express is a coast-to-coast cowboy express relay ride, beginning at the Pacific Ocean at Bodega Bay, Calif., on September 26. Riders will travel a distance of over 2,800 miles to Washington, D.C., and ultimately to the Atlantic Ocean. They will deliver county resolutions and petitions calling for relief from federal agencies which operate outside the laws of Congress and support for transfer of federal lands to the states.
The Grass March calls attention to the plight of ranchers, miners, hunters and property owners everywhere carrying the slogan, “Government regulation without representation is tyranny.”
Petitions seek relief from unlawful application of laws by federal agencies regarding endangered species, water, wildfires, wetlands, wilderness, livestock grazing and private property rights. Widespread mismanagement of lands by the federal government has not only destroyed the lands they purport to protect, but also families and the economy dependent upon those lands.
Award-winning country-and-western music artist Michael Martin Murphey is expected to join the ride in Wyoming. Cowboy poet favorite, Waddie Mitchell, will be holding a benefit concert in Salt Lake City, Utah, Oct. 2, 2014, at 7 p.m., at the Salt Lake City State Fairgrounds.
Those interested in meeting the crew can join the Cowboy Express at designated stops along the route. Riders are encouraged and welcome. Please contact Jess Jones at the number below if interested. Donations are being accepted to support this monumental undertaking to shed light on federal abuse of power and its impact the land and people.
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Sep 1, 2014
Jefferson Declaration is in the Russia Today.com news
Comment: We will manage our resources creating a positive economy filling our coffers instead of burning-up hundreds of thousands of trees. Under representation and tyrannical over-regulations have destroyed the economies of rural America. We can and will utilize our sustainable resources and be free to govern ourselves. Read what our Siskiyou County Supervisor Brandon Criss says about the potential economy in Jefferson! — Editor Liz Bowen
Published time: August 29, 2014 13:01
Russia Today.com or rt.com
Photo by –Darren McQuade ✔ @BreakinNewsBoy
Two counties in northern California have submitted a petition for the right to form a 51st State of America, which they want to name Jefferson. They claim a lack of representation and that their grievances aren’t heard at state level.
The largely rural counties of Modoc and Siskiyou signed the petition. They are located on the border with Oregon and have a combined population of just over 50,000. The request was made to the secretaries of the state Assembly and Senate in Sacramento, the state capital of California.
“People from four more counties — Yuba, Sutter, Glenn and Tehama — will present declarations soon. Once the number reaches at least 10, Jefferson will be ready to rule,” Mark Baird, one of the movement’s organizers, told the Sacramento Bee. However, voters from the county of Del Norte decided against joining the proposed new State.
“We don’t need government from a state telling people in a county what to do with their resources and their children’s education. You are better equipped to educate your children than the state or federal government,” Baird said to round of applause from his supporters.
The citizens of Modoc and Siskiyou have become disillusioned with the state legislature as they believe they are underrepresented in Sacramento. The two communities are traditionally staunchly Republican and feel alienated by the state’s policies, which tend to cater for a large percentage of the population, which is traditionally liberal and votes Democrat.
However, critics of the move cite the inability of the two counties to fend for themselves, given a small population and a relatively low tax base. By being part of California at present, they are entitled to money from much richer parts of the state, such as the Bay Area, the Hollywood Hills and the boulevards of Santa Monica. However, if they were to secede, they would no longer be entitled to this source of income, leading to questions about how they would be able to pay for basic services such as roads and healthcare.
Nevertheless, this has not seemed to deter the locals from the two counties, which have traditionally relied on the sale of timber for income, from seeking to move away from California’s orbit.
“It would reawaken the rural economy if it were unleashed from urban control,” said Brandon Criss, a Siskiyou County supervisor who voted for secession. “California has over 500 government agencies micromanaging the people.”
The proposed state even has its own flag, with two Xs, which represent their belief that they have been ignored by Sacramento and Salem, the state capitals of California and Oregon respectively, as well as a coiled snake with the slogan “State of Jefferson. Don’t tread on me.”
The movement towards an independent state for parts of northern California and southern Oregon was first mooted in the 1850s, while the decision to call it Jefferson came via the result of a naming contest in 1941.
However, the bid to cede from California was a short-lived one, lasting just a week. Residents decided to abandon the idea following the Pearl Harbor disaster and instead get behind the United States and support their country.
In February, venture capitalist Tim Draper got the go-ahead to start collecting signatures to carve up California into six separate states, according to the Secretary of State’s Office.
Draper, who has made a fortune investing in internet startups, including Skype and Hotmail, believes that California is simply too populous and diverse to adequately address the demands of its residents, which echoes the sentiment of those wanting to form Jefferson State.
“Vast parts of our state are poorly served by a representative government dominated by a large number of elected representatives from a small part of our state, both geographically and economically,” the plan reads.
With the current structure, California is “ungovernable,” Draper told USA Today.
“Six California’s’ allows a refresh,” he added.
His plan could appear on state ballots in 2016, after Draper managed to obtain the 808,000 necessary signatures. If successful, it would split the world’s eighth-largest economy geographically into Jefferson, North California, Silicon Valley, Central California, West California and South California.
Nov 12, 2013
The Tehama County Board of Supervisors would like to invite the public to attend a Special Joint Meeting with the Red Bluff City Council, Corning City Council and Tehama City Council for to discuss the issues related withdrawal from the State of California. Presentations will include Tom Knorr and other spokespersons from the Withdrawal movement.
This Public Hearing will be an informational presentation and discussion only.
There will be no action taken.
The public is invited to comment on the issue.
The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 6 p.m. in the Tehama Co. Board of Supervisors’ Chambers located at 727 Oak Street in Red Bluff.
Nov 5, 2013
By Liz Bowen
Last night, Nov. 4, 2013, all five members of the Fort Jones Town Council, pop. 650, voted in favor of supporting Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors Sept. 3, 2013 approval of the Declaration to withdraw from the State of California.
Mark Baird, spokesman for the Jefferson Declaration Committee, explained the grievances of over-regulation and under-representation in the State of California. Each Assemblyman or woman represents over 455,000 citizens and each Senator represents over 900,000 citizens. Baird explained that a return to representation by county would provide the needed common sense for governance in rural counties.
Baird said he is receiving comments from a few people that say working for a 51st State is just “too hard.” And Baird responded that he hopes this is not the NEW standard for Americans, because Americans have always been able to do the “hard” things.
The earlier part of the Town Council meeting set the perfect scenario for leaving the sinking ship of California and its devastating over-layering of regulations. The town can’t even hire a dog catcher, because of the extensive training and certificates this individual must have; and there are three “vicious” dogs that have threatened children, the Halloween Parade participants, pedestrians and bitten a bicyclist. Red-tape in contracting with the county for animal nuisance problems is even over-whelming.
Potential problems with Obamacare may destroy the volunteer fire department and Emergency Safety crew; and the well-functioning sewer pond must now undergo expensive studies to prove it is working correctly.
Fort Jones Town Council includes: Mayor Tom McCulley and council men and women: Kate Tasem, Loren Berck, Annie Smith and Don Berry.
The room was full with over 30 individuals there to support the Declaration to withdraw from the State of California.