(September 4, 2013) Yesterday the the board of supervisors to Siskiyou County in California voted 4-1 to start the secession process from the state citing destruction of rights and unfair representation in Sacramento.
The people of Siskiyou County, the northern-most county in California encompassing the Mt. Shasta region, are tired of having regulations, restriction of rights, and a lack of representation coming from the capital.
"Many proposed laws are unconstitutional and deny us our God-given rights," resident Gabe Garrison said at the meeting. "We need our own state so we can make laws that fit our way of life."
The Record Searchlight newspaper of Redding reports that county officials will seek support of surrounding counties to align with them to form a new state:
Siskiyou County would also invite other neighboring counties in California and southern Oregon to join in the effort to create a new state.
The secession movement in Northern California proposes that the new state be called "Jefferson" after Thomas Jefferson, the founding father most dedicated to the principles of liberty.