Siskiyou County Unhappy in Liberal California, Votes for Secession

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This sign and everything that goes with it annoys the hell out of the people in Siskiyou County
Last year, we reported census data that showed Californians were starting to move to Texas in droves, just in time for Gov. Jerry Brown to rule the state -- again.

And now we have a better sense of who those disgruntled Californians are.

Today, the Record Searchlight informed its readers that Siskiyou County is sick and tired of being the minority conservatives in California, and the Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to secede from the rest of the Obama-loving, marijuana smoking, pro-gay marriage state.

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Specifically, residents, who packed the board chambers last night to discuss what they seem to think is a great idea, say Sacramento doesn't represent them or listen to them. They cited concerns over water rights and rural fire prevention fees.

These residents lobbied the Board of Supervisors who came up with a plan to band together with all the other rural regions in Northern California and Oregon to form a new state, dubbed Jefferson.

Per the newspaper:

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.

Siskiyou County is located in inland northern California, adjacent to the Oregon border. As the fifth largest county in California by area, Siskiyou County is home to Yreka, Mt. Shasta, Weed, Dunsmuir, McCloud and Tulelake as well as Butte Valley, Scott Valley, Shasta Valley and the Klamath River Corridor.


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Of course, divorcing California would be no easy task. Siskiyou County, which is a staunchly Republican region, would have to gain the approval of the state legislature and U.S. Congress, which means their plan to get away from excessive politics will probably get bogged down by excessive politics.

Still, residents are eager to get their kids out of California.

"The state of Jefferson is the place I want to raise my son," Kayla Brown told the newspaper.

As an alternative, they could just go the easier, more sure-way route: pack up and move to Texas.


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Felicia Haggarty
Felicia Haggarty

John Haggarty aaaand this is why I will never move up there.

DamnHillbillies
DamnHillbillies

Clueless morons. Let them secede.  When all the services and benefits they get from the government dry up, they can resort to eating each other.

Christopher Buttner
Christopher Buttner

Please, go... that will lower the Meth use rates in California dramatically overnight... see ya!

Alex Saneski
Alex Saneski

That state of Jefferson has been proposed for so long now. SoCal is populated by a different kind of conservative. People refer to OC as conservative but that's not really true in relation to Siskiyou. This state is way too big and heavily populated. It's becoming like France, a clusterfuck of red tape and bullshit. But everyone not here wants to be here.

NorCal Crowe
NorCal Crowe

People arent happy with the fucked up way this state is run and you say go??? Go ahead...educate yourself first and then tell me this is the model the rest of the country should follow bwahahahahaha....telling people to leave is extremely small minded. You should be ashamed....you know better.....wheres your parents?? Go ask them where they went wrong in raising you...

William Dolan
William Dolan

Siskiyou county is beautiful land, and not many people actually live there, so who cares if they want to succeed. What about lame, backwardsly conservative, and extremely corrpupt counties of San Diego, Orange, and San Bernardino!?!?! They are always trying to fight the state, frequently fail to comply w/ state law, and have even sued the state of CA in fed court to support this tomfoolery. F--k 'em, but in reality, I would rather keep Siskiyou, and then boot out those SoCal idiots.

Gresham Hendee
Gresham Hendee

That's cute, but the state boarder will remain as is. They are welcome to leave, no one is stopping them.

Kevin Euler
Kevin Euler

I propose they name the new state "Bat Shit Crazy Land" or "New Bigot".

Jan Simone
Jan Simone

They can leave, but the LAND stays.

Jan Simone
Jan Simone

Don't let the pine-door hit you in the ass on your way out!

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