Over the past few years since President Obama was elected, the calls from some politicians and the idiots who vote for them have been growing to secede from the Union. Texas has been the one that has gotten the most attention, and they even have a number of Facebook pages calling for it — including one called “Texas Secede!” which has almost 6,000 “likes” as of the time of my writing.
It’s been a mostly silly movement that has waned and ebbed, depending on which political party has the White House. Yesterday, one Republican-dominated Northern California county decided to actually hold a vote to secede — and it passed 4-1 according to the Redding Record Searchlight reporter Sean Longoria.
The Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 on Tuesday to support the county’s split from the state of California.
It’s the first in a long series of steps to form the proposed state of Jefferson, which proponents of the effort say would bring representation to rural North State counties that currently are beholden to the whims of representatives of the more heavily populated Southern California and free them from burdensome state regulations.
”We have to have government that’s local, understands our issues and has empathy” for those affected, said Mark Baird, a Scott Valley rancher who’s also president for Scott Valley Protect Our Water and vice president of the Siskiyou Water User’s Association.
Baird is leading the charge to form a new state from rural counties in Northern California and Southern Oregon, though he certainly wasn’t the only voice in support of the move.
I don’t know about you, but I am sick and tired of hearing from all sorts of anti-government types how they want to secede and form their own state or country. Last time I checked, we had that argument in a little time period between 1861 and 1865, and over 600,000 people died settling it.
Now I’m sure you’re familiar with the fact that they’ve been complaining about how they want their own state or country for quite some time now, and I think it’s time to give them exactly what they want.
I’m pretty sure we can carve out a small, few hundred square mile chunk of Northern California, SE Oregon, SW Idaho and maybe a little bit of Nevada to finally shut some people up. I know these aren’t the most ideal places, but certainly all that rugged individualism and “I built this on my own” attitude, coupled with a ton of guns and a few thousand gold shares purchased from Goldline could turn it into a Tea Party paradise in just a few years. Yeah, we keep hearing about how if we just slashed taxes to zero and removed regulations (AKA “government interference with private enterprise”), all of a sudden we would be awash in a warm yellow sea of jobs that had finally trickled down.
If you’re one of those completely unreasonable types who believes that you should live in a white, Christian, conservative nation free of taxes, interference from Washington and activist judges determined to force a gay lifestyle upon your family — here’s your chance to move to utopia and prove once and for all that you have all the answers. I think it’s about time to either put up, or shut up. Which will it be?
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