California county pursuing secession from the state

September 5, 2013

tumblr_lo6ja6dW3z1qcb881o1_500The Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to pursue secession from the state of California. [Huffington Post]

To the pleasure of a crowd of more than 100 people fed up with California’s legislative direction, the board voted 4-1 to declare its support for secession from the state. The vote did not begin a formal secession process.

The board cited overregulation and a perceived lack of representation at the state capitol as reason for supporting secession. It urged other Northern California and Southern Oregon counties to join in an attempt to create a new sate.

“I haven’t had one contact in regard to this issue that’s in opposition,” Supervisor Michael Kobseff told the San Francisco Chronicle.

“Many proposed laws are unconstitutional and deny us our God-given right,” said Happy Camp resident Gabe Garrison. “We need our own state, so we can make laws that fit our way of life.”

In order to secede from the state, a group of secessionists must gain approval from both Congress and the California legislature.

In 2011, a Riverside County supervisor called for 13 southern and eastern California counties to form a new state, splitting California in half.

A spokesman for Governor Jerry Brown called the proposal “a supremely ridiculous waste of everybody’s time.”

“If you want to live in a Republican state with very conservative right-wing laws, then there’s a place called Arizona,” Gil Duran said.

 


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23 Comments

  1. racket says:

    Isn’t the headwaters of the Sacramento River in Siskiyou County?

    That alone is a good reason for the California political machine to be less dismissive of this backwater politicking.

    (6) 10 Total Votes - 8 up - 2 down
    • racket says:

      Stand by for the Resnicks to take a stand on the issue….

      (2) 6 Total Votes - 4 up - 2 down
  2. Vagabond says:

    Southern Oregon? Well I live up here and as far as I’m concerned that would be just fine with me.The Southern part of my state is full of inbred idiots that can’t even agree to tax themselves enough to pay for even the minimum amount of infrastructure. Oregon would be better off without them.

    (2) 16 Total Votes - 9 up - 7 down
  3. abigchocoholic says:

    Many proposed laws are unconstitutional and deny us our God-given right,” said Happy Camp resident Gabe Garrison. “We need our own state, so we can make laws that fit our way of life.”
    ————————–
    Said the Happy Camp residents as their caretaker led them back to the short bus when their field trip to the government office was over.

    (-16) 30 Total Votes - 7 up - 23 down
    • r0y says:

      OK, I’ll admit it… when I read the “Happy Camp” part, I also thought “What a name for a institute of mental health this would be!”

      Not that I’m agreeing with the comment, but it was not a far leap to associate that name with mental health.

      Reminds me of the George Carlin bit about being “more than happy” (warning… it’s Carlin!)

      (0) 0 Total Votes - 0 up - 0 down
  4. Slowerfaster says:

    Why not make them a landlocked and isolated PENAL COLONY to exile the rest of the criminally insane ?
    They’ll have a grand time !

    (-24) 30 Total Votes - 3 up - 27 down
  5. doggin says:

    Take a few minutes and read the code of the west, which BTW is honored in several of the counties in Northern Ca. Id imagine SLO county residents once lived by theses golden rules until it became a sissy ass county full of whiney over regulating government lovers.
    Undoubtedly fed up and desperate at this point to distance themselves as far from Ca politics and the likes of the schmucks running it…………into the ground that is. Yeah, that would be you moonbeam and company. I say more power to them and wish them much luck.

    (29) 39 Total Votes - 34 up - 5 down
  6. Homer says:

    Please, start packing.
    http://mapq.st/17IR7wZ

    (-2) 10 Total Votes - 4 up - 6 down

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