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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:01 am    Post subject: [wswartzendruber] State of Jefferson expands Reply with quote

Modoc County joins Siskiyou in state of Jefferson bid for secession

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The Modoc County Board of Supervisors today voted to join neighboring Siskiyou County in its bid to secede from the State of California.

Board Chairman Geri Byrne said a measure to join the push to form a State of Jefferson was approved by a vote of 4-0, with one supervisor absent.

“I put the measure on the agenda because I heard from a number of people in my district that wanted to do such,” Byrne said. “We’re not saying we’re seceding today, we’re saying let’s look into it.”

Roughly 40 people turned out for the board meeting, Byrne said a standing-room only crowd in the Modoc County chambers. About a dozen spoke in favor of the measure with only two raising objections.

“This is going to have to be something the people bring forward,” Byrne said. “It’s going to have to be from the bottom up, not from the top down.”

The move makes Modoc the second county to join in the fight to form the State of Jefferson in less than a month. Siskiyou County passed a measure to start the secession process at the supervisor’s Sept. 3 meeting.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That'll learn 'em!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now for Shasta County. :twisted:
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So what's the legal standing for such an attempt? Seems like it can't be that easy or it would have been achieved by now. Write up the state constitution, and have a single county start the new state, with clear guidelines on how others can join.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's a Jefferson and why is a state named after it?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a proposed state for counties "trying" to secede from their respective states (currently Oregon & California). The name is for the 3rd POTUS, Thomas Jefferson.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's the American equivalent of Wales after devolution.
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