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
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
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