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September 26th, 27th, 28th, 2014
• Friday 11am – 6pm
• Saturday 10am – 6pm
• Sunday 10am – 5pm
Gun show on September 13 and 14th.
The Sacramento Gun Show will be held on September . 13th – 14th, 2014. This Sacramento, California gun show is will be held at the McClellan Park Conference Center
McClellan Park Conference Center
5411 Luce Ave
Gun show September 20 – 21
The Crossroads Sacramento Cali Gun Show will be held on September 20th – 21st, 2014. This Sacramento, California gun show is will be held at the California Exposition & State Fair and hosted by Crossroads of the West Gun Shows of California.
1600 Exposition Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95815
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Jefferson Declaration celebrates year one of success
Jefferson News Service.com
Sept. 3, 2014
Broadcast on Buffalo Broadcasting radio KSYC 103.9 FM and KSIZ 102.3 FM
News in Jefferson Country from Pie N Politics.com Editor Liz Bowen: It’s September 3rd and the Jefferson Declaration Committee is celebrating a milestone of success – a first year anniversary — since the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors started the ball rolling by approving a Declaration to withdraw from the State of California.
From obscurity to historical precedence in less than one year, the 51st State of Jefferson movement is no longer a laughing matter as some media and California legislators assumed.
Recently, the Sacramento Bee sponsored an on-line poll and 73 percent voted in favor of splitting the State of California creating the 51st State of Jefferson. “Seventy-three percent is incredible,” said Mark Baird, leader of the project.“We’ve made a tremendous amount of progress – covered a great deal of ground in just one year.”
The Jefferson Declaration grassroots group expanded into neighboring counties resulting in Declarations approved by boards of supervisors in five other counties — Modoc, Glenn, Yuba, Tehama and Sutter.
“Jefferson committees have been organized is at least ten more counties,” adds Baird, who has traveled throughout the North State speaking at Town Hall meetings sharing the reasons why it is time to split from California. Baird provides practical information of tyrannical regulations destroying economies and lack of equal representation that resonates with supporters as far south as Placer and El Dorado Counties.
“California is too big and ungovernable,” states Baird and crowds applaud with agreement.
History was made last week, when Baird and Siskiyou County Supervisor Brandon Criss submitted Siskiyou and Modoc County’s Declarations to the state legislature and Secretary of State.
“We did what we said we would do one year ago,” said Baird. “We have petitioned the state, because we have no representation and for redress of grievances. The time has come for 51.”
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Comment: We will manage our resources creating a positive economy filling our coffers instead of burning-up hundreds of thousands of trees. Under representation and tyrannical over-regulations have destroyed the economies of rural America. We can and will utilize our sustainable resources and be free to govern ourselves. Hear what our Siskiyou County Supervisor Brandon Criss says about the economy! — Admin Liz Bowen
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Follow #StateOfJefferson rally at the #Capitol. The group feels under represented & wants #NorCal to become it’s own state.
Two counties in northern California have submitted a petition for the right to form a 51st State of America, which they want to name Jefferson. They claim a lack of representation and that their grievances aren’t heard at state level.
The largely rural counties of Modoc and Siskiyou signed the petition. They are located on the border with Oregon and have a combined population of just over 50,000. The request was made to the secretaries of the state Assembly and Senate in Sacramento, the state capital of California.
“People from four more counties — Yuba, Sutter, Glenn and Tehama — will present declarations soon. Once the number reaches at least 10, Jefferson will be ready to rule,” Mark Baird, one of the movement’s organizers, told the Sacramento Bee. However, voters from the county of Del Norte decided against joining the proposed new State.
“We don’t need government from a state telling people in a county what to do with their resources and their children’s education. You are better equipped to educate your children than the state or federal government,” Baird said to round of applause from his supporters.
The citizens of Modoc and Siskiyou have become disillusioned with the state legislature as they believe they are underrepresented in Sacramento. The two communities are traditionally staunchly Republican and feel alienated by the state’s policies, which tend to cater for a large percentage of the population, which is traditionally liberal and votes Democrat.
However, critics of the move cite the inability of the two counties to fend for themselves, given a small population and a relatively low tax base. By being part of California at present, they are entitled to money from much richer parts of the state, such as the Bay Area, the Hollywood Hills and the boulevards of Santa Monica. However, if they were to secede, they would no longer be entitled to this source of income, leading to questions about how they would be able to pay for basic services such as roads and healthcare.
Nevertheless, this has not seemed to deter the locals from the two counties, which have traditionally relied on the sale of timber for income, from seeking to move away from California’s orbit.
“It would reawaken the rural economy if it were unleashed from urban control,” said Brandon Criss, a Siskiyou County supervisor who voted for secession. “California has over 500 government agencies micromanaging the people.”
The proposed state even has its own flag, with two Xs, which represent their belief that they have been ignored by Sacramento and Salem, the state capitals of California and Oregon respectively, as well as a coiled snake with the slogan “State of Jefferson. Don’t tread on me.”
The movement towards an independent state for parts of northern California and southern Oregon was first mooted in the 1850s, while the decision to call it Jefferson came via the result of a naming contest in 1941.
However, the bid to cede from California was a short-lived one, lasting just a week. Residents decided to abandon the idea following the Pearl Harbor disaster and instead get behind the United States and support their country.
In February, venture capitalist Tim Draper got the go-ahead to start collecting signatures to carve up California into six separate states, according to the Secretary of State’s Office.
Draper, who has made a fortune investing in internet startups, including Skype and Hotmail, believes that California is simply too populous and diverse to adequately address the demands of its residents, which echoes the sentiment of those wanting to form Jefferson State.
“Vast parts of our state are poorly served by a representative government dominated by a large number of elected representatives from a small part of our state, both geographically and economically,” the plan reads.
With the current structure, California is “ungovernable,” Draper told USA Today.
“Six California’s’ allows a refresh,” he added.
His plan could appear on state ballots in 2016, after Draper managed to obtain the 808,000 necessary signatures. If successful, it would split the world’s eighth-largest economy geographically into Jefferson, North California, Silicon Valley, Central California, West California and South California.
News in Jefferson Country
Aug. 29, 2014
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News in Jefferson Country from Pie N Politics.com Editor Liz Bowen: They did it! On August 28th, the Jefferson Declaration Committee held a support rally with over 200 showing up on the West Steps of the Capitol in Sacramento waving State of Jefferson flags and wearing the state double crossed logo. The goal was to deliver Siskiyou and Modoc County’s Declarations and Petitions to withdraw from the State of California to the Secretary of State, the Assembly and Senate.
Citing Article 1 Section 3 (a) of the California Constitution which states: “The people have the right to instruct their representatives, petition government for redress of grievances, and assemble freely to consult for the common good,”
Jefferson leader Mark Baird and Siskiyou County Supervisor Brandon Criss delivered the Declarations. “We are taxed without representation,” said Baird, during the rally, explaining that each county should elect a state senator – providing a correct representation. Currently, northern California counties have two senators and the rest of the state has 38.
“We are here to gain representation for each and every county in the State of Jefferson,” he explained.
Baird said he was met with reluctance, when a receptionist for the Senate Parliamentarian said she didn’t think she could accept the Declaration. But after a discussion behind closed doors, she did accept the Declaration and provided proof of receipt.
Assemblyman Tim Donnelley was the only elected legislative official to go out and address the Jefferson rally on the West Steps, pledging his support for the State of Jefferson.
Siskiyou Supervisor Criss said he was proud of the vote by the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors last year on September 3rd, saying it showed how well the county supervisors and the public can work together on a common cause as a team.
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Posted 7:46 PM, August 28, 2014,
by Ben Deci,
“This one’s Siskiyou and this one’s Modoc,” said Mark Baird, holding up two documents stamped by the California Secretary of State.
If Baird gets his way, the documents he’s holding will be the birth certificate of a new state.
“It’s more than symbolic. This is a step in the legal process to split California into two entities,” Baird said.
Baird and supporters of creating a State of Jefferson out of California’s northern counties have come to the Capitol to register petitions with the Secretary of State.
“Government from 900 miles away is not working for us. Our children are leaving, our economies are decimated, hundreds of thousands of acres of forest land are on fire due to the failed practices of California,” Baird said.
Supporters of the separatist idea went door-to-door in the Statehouse today, taking their case to the voters – and by voters, I mean state lawmakers who will ultimately have to vote “yes” if Jefferson is to become a reality.
“I welcome them. This is their legislature, it’s their house, they ought to have their voice heard here. I’m delighted,” said State Senator Jim Nielsen.
If all goes as planned, it won’t be their house forever. Six county boards have now signed onto the Jefferson movement. More are holding meetings and showing interest.
Placer County is among those, with meetings in Lincoln and Roseville scheduled for mid-Spetember.
A similar effort, by a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, is underway to split California into six states. Tim Draper’s plan also includes the State of Jefferson, though the layout is a little different. Click here to learn more about Draper’s initiative.
READ MORE: Yuba County Joins State of Jefferson Effort
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