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Northern California County Votes to Secede From California

Supervisors in a far Northern California county where residents are fed up with what they see as a lack of representation at the state capitol and overregulation have voted in favor of separating from the state.

The Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 on Tuesday for a declaration of secession, the Record Searchlight of Redding reported. The vote appears mostly symbolic since secession would require approval from the state Legislature and the U.S. Congress, but supporters say it would restore local control over decision making. They want other rural counties in Northern California and Southern Oregon to join them in the creation of a new state called the State of Jefferson.

Source: CBS San Francisco. Read full article. (link)

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  • cryptarchy||

    This is an old idea, but one I wish could see succeed.

  • Longtorso, Johnny||

    New Consititutional amendment - abolish current state lines and let counties reform states that make sense now that we don't have to negotiate compromises like no slavery north of this parallel, etc. Make a population minimum for a new state if you must.

    States like TX can always re-create themselves if state pride carries the day in the individual counties.

  • Longtorso, Johnny||

    Or just let contiguous counties w/ a min combined population succeed at will, screw the state they're leaving.

  • ||

    States like TX can always re-create themselves if state pride carries the day in the individual counties.

    Welcome to the Austin Free State! They'll be glad to leave Texas and Texas will be glad to see them leave.

  • Longtorso, Johnny||

    new state called the State of Jefferson

    Fish don't fry in the kitchen.....
    Beans don't burn on the grill.
    Took a whole lot of trying
    Just to get up that hill.

  • Fist of Etiquette||