Sep 5, 2013
September 5, 2013
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
In August, Mark Baird of Siskiyou County wrote and submitted a resolution (renamed ‘declaration’) to its Board of Supervisors, stating the need for their withdrawal from the state of California.
The meeting room was packed to overflow with supporters; several spoke, including Baird, of the ungovernable nature of California in its present condition and size. Baird believes withdrawing from the state is our only chance to save and start over, and get back to the basics of good government. On September 3, Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 in favor of Baird’s declaration, which is a redress of grievances.
Baird will speak at the Thermalito Grange Monday, September 23 at 5:30 pm at the Oroville Tea Party meeting. He will explain the declaration process to statehood, why he took this action, and how other counties can follow his example. All are invited.
Call Vicky Coots at 533-4348 for further information, or go to http://jeffersondeclaration.net for a link to the You Tube video made recently when Baird spoke at the Redding Tea Party.
Contact person – Joanne Alden 530-332-0648
Sep 3, 2013
Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors voted overwhelmingly to Withdraw from the State of California. It was standing room only in the Chambers for this historic vote.
Now the hard work begins. We need to approach as many Boards of Supervisors as possible prior to the next legislative session, in 2014. If we could get enough Declarations passed the publicity engine would go a long way to help in this effort.
We have a group of young people who are social media experts. These young people are starting a social media blitz aimed at relatives, friends, fellow students, etc to begin to apply pressure on Southern California, Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area. We need to sell this to the people in the South as a Win / Win situation.
This state is so diverse and so large it is ungovernable in its present size.
We could “Start Over”.
We could “Go back to Basic Good Government”.
They in turn, would be allowed to use their vast wealth to solve the South State’s problems without the burden of unfunded liability of the North State.
There are a lot of issues which need to be resolved. We can do it. But none of them will be resolved unless we are free to govern locally with local knowledge and local experience.
Please let me know if you know anyone who is responsible and will follow through. We still need Committees in Plumas, Sierra, Trinity, Lassen and Modoc.
I would like to speak to people in Placer, Nevada, and El Dorado to gauge support in those Counties. We would love for our friends and neighbors in Southern Orgeon to join us. Our Committee stands ready to speak or help in any way we can.
The Siskiyou County Declaration and all the supporting Documentation is on the website at www.jeffersondeclaration.net. If you know someone who wants to help or you can help write us at email@example.com .
We need people to write or use the phone or social media to contact as many friends, relatives, co workers etc as possible in Sacramento , the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles to petition Legislators in those areas to vote for legislation to separate us from California. God Bless you and good luck to us all. Our children’s future in Rural California depend upon us. Please help.
Jefferson Declaration Committee
Aug 20, 2013
There are many misconceptions regarding a State of Jefferson. The State of Jefferson has nothing to do with secession. The idea of forming a new state from the land within another state, not only has legal standing under Article 4 Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution. There is historical precedence. Four times in the history of our country new states have been formed from other states. No one is suggesting nor do we support secession. It would not work.
Those who suggest that the formation of a new state would not improve the declining economy of Rural Counties in California are sadly mistaken.
Our goal with our new state, Jefferson, is to “Start Over”. We could return to basic, common sense, government. We could have a favorable corporate tax rate. We could have a favorable business climate. California has been ranked the worst state in which to do business. Businesses now flocking to other states with reckless abandon, would have a much closer alternative. Primarily Urban representatives with little regard for rural California pass taxes which their constituents do not pay, and allow agencies to increase fees, their constituents are not subject to. All of this could change in our new State of Jefferson. Do the rural counties of California really need over 5700 state agencies? I think we could dispense with several thousand of them in our new state and no one would notice a decline in service. State agencies consistently fail to defend themselves in the process known as “sue and settle” with environmental NGOs. Our new state could make “sue and settle” a crime by government code. Malfeasance should be a crime, but California views this practice as a way to gain fees and the power of the permit. This power is used to regulate every aspect of our lives. We could institute state codes which stipulate that environmental law suits must prove specific harm. These suits were used in “sue and settle” actions which have stopped mining, logging and are now aimed at farming.
Does rural California need a bullet train at the cost of 80 Billion dollars? Does rural California really need to be on the hook for our share of another 50-80 Billion to dig two tunnels under the delta in order to help southern California water exporters take north state water even faster than they do now?
A State of Jefferson would flourish economically under common sense basic government aimed to protect the rights of the people and allow responsible development of our abundant natural resources.
Small business would flourish without the morass of regulation, permits and fees which we now must navigate.
This is not a partisan issue. The State of Jefferson must include both conservative and liberal viewpoints. Exclusion will not work just as secession will not work. We must learn to work together, to the highest degree this is possible, to make our way forward. We must work together to make a place where our children can get jobs and have decent lives. I, for one, am tired of our absolute lack of representation in Sacramento. I, am tired of watching all of the young people leave the north state because there is no future for them here. I would be willing to live with a few pot holes in order to live in a free state, secure in the knowledge that a state which respects the rights of the people flew its double cross flag over our new Capital. Join us, petition your Board of Supervisors.
Lets “Start Over”. Lets go back to basics in our own State of Jefferson.
Jefferson Declaration Committee