Skip to comments.Patriotic State of Jefferson is No CalExit
Posted on 12/13/2016 8:00:44 AM PST by Sean_Anthony
State of Jefferson is a legal, Constitutional and patriotic movement
I hold it, that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.Thomas Jefferson
Hundreds of thousands of Northern Californians are seeking a return to a representative government that serves the citizens and not itself.
Californias northern most counties are suffering from a lack of representation in the state Legislature. Northern California holds only 3 out of 80 seats in the California Assembly, 3 out of 40 seats in the California Senate, and 2 out of 53 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. The consequence is devastating and irrefutable: Elected representatives located in the Los Angeles Basin and San Francisco Bay Area make all of the decisions for rural California.
Secede! Start your own country. Apportion representatives the way you see fit. It worked for the other 49 (56). Other than that, quit your bitchin’.
It would help chip away at the electoral juggernaut that is liberal Kalifornication.
I said earlier that Calexit would give Northern Cal an opening to split Cal in two.
As noted in the article, this would not be a secession from the Union but merely a split of one state into two, and would be highly beneficial to those of us who value the nation as founded (the 53 percent, so to speak). The apportionments noted would also be at state level, not federal level, which the state could do as it wished. I wish them luck in the endeavor.
Forming news states is not the answer. In a while, those new states will be over-run with Libs and they will be back in the same situation, except that the Libs would have 2 more Senators and several more Reps.
It is sort of like foreigners coming to America to get away from the hellholes they leave behind. Once here, they spend their lives making the area were they live into the same kind of hellholes they left years earlier.
Run over with libs?
Love your glass is half empty attitude. Why don’t we
all just give up if the libs are taking over anyway?
Do you know anyone involved in the State of Jefferson
Forming new states from existing ones is unconstitutional. You FReepers should know this.
It is not an over running of the state by liberals, it is an over running of the cities. The liberals in the rural areas are mostly welfare cases “retiring” to vacation land. Cut off their welfare teat and they will flood back to the cities where they belong.
This is a serious movement, it also includes some of southern Oregon. Maryland was created this way.
I looked at the financial business model for one county, they would be in the black by 12 times the present budget under the current lack of representation. The cities are bleeding the rural counties to death, not counting shutting down logging, mining and claiming all the water.
I am excited about Jefferson, a return to the California of the past before the Liberal takeover.
Forming new status from old ones is not only constitutional, it has been done before. Us FReepers tend to actually know what we are talking about.
It would give the GOP 3 to 4 electoral votes on the Left Coast.
The plus is it would shrink the SF/LA stranglehold on the Electoral College.
Win-Win. And of course if DC was admitted as a city state long with Jefferson it would not upset the political balance of power in Washington.
It should be split into three states and give what is left over to Mexico. Sothern CA goes to Mexico and good riddance.
Central CA is one state, Northern CA is another and the East West corridor from Amador County to the bay area is another and would include the area of San Jose to the north bay and Sacramento. Now that would be paradise. My main concern is that the area of Yosemite would be included in any restructuring with San Francisco and Sacramento.
If I had enough money I would move out there...it would be a returning to the the land of my mother in Etna, etc. I loved the whole area as an older child and teen. I do believe there are places where each of us has a spiritual connection and mine is in Northern California. My brother lives in Ukiah with his family. It wouldn’t be too bad to see him and his family once in a while.
I can smell the air right now!! Clean, crisp, full of pine and fir scents.
That was during extraordinary circumstances, like the Civil War and West Virginia was born.
The Constitution clearly states that no new states may be formed from existing ones.
Or maybe not. Two populous Republican counties balance out two populous Democrat counties and Southern Oregon is also Republican.
Still, when you look at what fleeing Californians are doing to the rest of the Western states, you can't discount the possibility that they'd do the same thing to "Jefferson."
And would they really call the new state "Jefferson"?
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