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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All I can is ROTFLMFAO…



ironyman2000

silly. senseless. glad i didn’t vote any of those goofballs in.

what do they think they would succeed into?

Botswana?


r0y

“It urged other Northern California and Southern Oregon counties to join in an attempt to create a new state.”


Reading comprehension: it’s not just for other people.


racket

Taking a play from the Cali-kooks playbook:


I would like to gerrymander my part of SLO County into this initiative.


Rambunctious

I don’t think people that have lived in California for decades really know how suffocating this state has become. Many residents of this state are in the pot and the water is beginning to boil but they don’t feel a thing. Travel to Arizona or Nevada for a weekend and you will see what freedom looks like.


Jorge Estrada

Now that is what I call putting down a big foot, good for them. I support freedom of expression.


racket

State of Jefferson.


Been on the burner for years. Maybe now it is time.


OnTheOtherHand

I would consider moving there — but realistically there isn’t a chance this will happen.


SamLouis

“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.” <— SUPREME HUBRIS!!


That is exactly why people are absolutely fed-up with Sacramento. Oh yeah, and screw you too, Gil Duran!


TaxMeAgain

Bingo. Gil Duran (and Governor Brown, by association) have no business saying something so rude. It speaks volumes about where the heart of this government is. Wow.


tomsquawk

go ahead and do it. the state is a piece of work


the guy paso

While I sympathize with their hardened heart, the vote is purely symbolic and laughable at best.


SamLouis

Sadly you are right. Even more sad are the forces that cause them to have a desire to split away…