Monday, October 9, 2017

The Jefferson Messenger - Oct 7, 2017


The Jefferson Messenger 

Edition 19 . October 7, 2017 . Volume 1 
Legislative Dinosaurs

It’s that time of year again when our mighty governor is soaking his hand in ice water to numb the pain of signing so many bills into law.  The feverish pace of turning Californian’s into criminals, criminals into a protective class, stripping away your inalienable rights, rubber stamping the construction of a casino to anyone who’s relatives came over the Aleutian Islands about 10,000 years ago, falling on the sword of climate change and stepping on the federal government’s authority over immigration has everyone at the Capitol running off for another long vacation.

Let’s begin with the last one.  SB54 is our new Sanctuary State Bill that prohibits any level of California government to aid the federal government with its police powers when it comes to immigration.  Readers of this column should know by now that the author herein is no fan of federal overreach, but this is actually one of the enumerated powers that the federal government does enjoy.  One can only wonder how long this seditious behavior will be tolerated by our friends in Washington DC.

Everyone is familiar by now with SB52, the tax increases on fuel and vehicle registration.  The Feinstein Omnibus Welfare Act is what it should be called.  The bullet train to nowhere is under contract to Diane’s husband.  The cost overruns alone on a two mile stretch of track near Fresno is already $2 Billion dollars.  That is correct, with a “B”.

AB398 is the gem that swaps the highly illegal fire fee for the carbon trading scheme till 2030.  In a deal to stop ripping off rural Californians, they decided that it was better to perpetuate the carbon lie with their bogus Cap and Trade program instead.

AJR14 Chinese Exclusion Act – ok, common sense, I get this, but it also blasts President Trump’s orders on immigration.  This is one of the keys to California’s biggest failures: its inability to address one thing and one thing only in a bill.  Who would have the guts to vote against a combo bill like this?  Vote for it and your aligning yourself with the out of control DACA crowd which is only a minor transgression compared to voting against it and proving yourself an out and out racist.

A quick list of some other infringements coming our way:
  • ACA1 Greenhouse Gas Reserve Fund is now in our constitution
  • AJR20 Swearing allegiance to the Paris Climate Accord
  • AB552 United Water Conservation District coming after groundwater though inspections and “fees”
  • AJR24 Urges Congress not to adopt Concealed Carry Reciprocity laws that CA might be required to follow
And why is this article titled the way it is?  Though AB1540, we now have an official state dinosaur - Augustynolophus morrisi.  With all the machinations they put through the sausage factory this year, they wasted valuable legislative time on picking a state dinosaur.  Unbelievable.

PUBLIUS
ROAD TO REPRESENTATION
UPCOMING EVENTS

Town Halls Planned in Trinity County

Wednesday, Oct. 11th at 6:00 PM
Hayfork Community Church, 7450 Highway 3, in the middle of town

Tuesday, Oct. 17th at 6:00 PM
Community Library in Weaverville
Town Hall Planned in El Dorado County

Thursday, Oct. 12th at 6:30 PM
Marshall Grange Hall, 4940 Marshall Road, in Garden Valley.
Doors open at 5:30 PM, with the meeting starting at 6:30
Conference Call

October 8, 2017, at 7:00 PM

Join us as we come together to share information that will inspire and encourage you.
Conference Call Phone number:
712-770-4114
Access Code: 307268#

For Questions during the call, simply log into our Chat Room.

Don't miss out!  Mark your calendar for upcoming calls!
  • Oct. 22nd
  • Nov. 12th and Nov. 26th
  • Dec. 10th

Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
~ Pablo Picasso
Standing County
Committee Meetings

Subject to change without notice.


Curry County, OR

2nd Wed. each month - 6:00 PM
Panthers Den
29513 Ellensburg Ave.
Gold Beach, OR 97444

El Dorado County

NEW LOCATION & DAY
2nd Tuesday each month - 6:00 PM
American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Road, Placerville

Doors open 5:30 to 6:30 PM, to socialize, ask questions, buy merchandise, and/or enjoy a meal.  The meeting time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Josephine County, OR

1st Thursday each month - 5:30 PM
Black Forest Restaurant
Grants Pass

3rd Thursday each month - 6:00 PM
Wild River Pizza
Cave Junction

Klamath County

1st  Wed. each month - 6:00 PM
Community Hall aka Shasta Grange, 5831 Shasta Way

Nevada County

2nd and 4th Mondays - 6:00 PM
Robinsons Conference Center 293 Lower Grass Valley Hwy
Nevada City

Placer County

NEW LOCATION
2nd Tuesday each month - 6:00 PM
Round Table Pizza 4885 Granite Dr. Rocklin

Arrive at 5:00 PM to order food & get acquainted or call 916-624-2421 to place your order.

Shasta County

Mondays at 5:30 PM
3276 Bechelli Lane
Redding

Sutter and Yuba Counties

2nd Monday each month - 6:30 PM
703 B Street
Marysville

4th Monday each month - 6:30 PM
Church of Glad Tidings Building 500, Room 212
1179 Eager Road
Yuba City

Tehama County

1st Friday each month - 7:00 PM
Westside Grange
20794 Walnut Street
Red Bluff

Tuolumne County

2nd Tuesday each month - 6:00 PM
Sonora Re/Max Building, 207 S Washington Street
Sonora

A Huge Thank You to
Our Newsletter Staff
Dianna Baird
Ginny Rapini
Terry Gherardi

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The Jefferson Messenger

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Congressional Candidate Forum in Jackson sponsored by Foothills Rising - Thurs Oct 19

Foothills Rising invites the public to attend our upcoming forum on Thursday, October 19 from 6-8pm at the Jackson Civic Center, 33 Broadway, Jackson.

We extend our gratitude to candidates and moderators for their commitment and contribution to developing the political consciousness and the capacity of our grassroots members and our larger community.

Featuring Candidates:*
Regina Bateson
Roza Calderon
Jessica Morse
Rochelle Wilcox

*All candidates registered with the FEC by 9/20/17 were invited to participate in the event.

The opportunity to listen to the candidates’ ideas and proposals for our district, as our hopeful representatives in the US Congress, brings us closer to realizing our vision of a rural movement in the Sierra Foothills that expands economic, social, and environmental justice through civic engagement. Rather than traditional introductions and closings, we will begin and end with a round of “elevator speeches” from the candidates targeting different, but critical constituencies that we believe they will need to effectively reach in order to win. The sections on Campaigning and Governance will be comprised of questions submitted by the candidates themselves, as selected by our moderators. The questions will reveal what the candidates themselves believe voters must consider in order to select the best candidate.

Foothills Rising is seizing the opportunity to highlight and support our local political leaders through an innovative congressional candidate forum in three parts; Campaigning, Governance, and Audience Questions.

Campaigning
  • Moderated by Dr. Amy Champ; Regional Director, CA Democratic Party Region 4; Rural Caucus Vice Chair; a rising star in the effort to rebuild and reinvigorate the California Democratic Party.
Governance
  • Moderated by Supervisor Lynn Morgan; Amador County Board of Supervisors, District 3; the only woman Amador County Supervisor in 25 years, who will face a challenge to her seat in 2018
Audience Questions
  • Moderated by Chair Lynn Standard-Nightengale; Chair of the Amador Democratic Central Committee; a stalwart progressive leader in Amador County

Foothills Rising
https://foothillsrising.org/

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Amador County Republicans Meeting - Thurs Sept 21


First of all, THANKS for each of you who attended our Labor Day Picnic. It was a great time spent with like-minded folks who love our country and are willing to stand up to support and defend our constitutional rights.

The next regular meeting of the Amador Republicans will be on Thursday, Sept 21st.  We will have a social hour from 5PM to 6:30PM and the meeting will follow at 6:30 PM. It will be held at our headquarters at 12275 Martell Road, Jackson.  Call 209-257-3405 for more information.

We've really enjoyed these social hours wherein we've come to know so many of you.  We hope that more of you will attend and bring your enthusiasm for keeping our County Red (Republican).

Amador County Republican Central Committee

Sunday, September 10, 2017

The Jefferson Messenger - Sept 9, 2017

The Jefferson Messenger 

Edition 17 . September 9, 2017 . Volume 1 
September 8, 2017 Citizens for Fair Representation v. Alex Padilla hearing  in Federal Court

Image drawn by Robert Exter
Well, we completed our 1st day in court. The number of supporters was an impressive 140 estimate. Though, only 60 people plus 10 plaintiffs were allowed to witness the 50 minute hearing. There were no speakers or video of the hearing proceedings for those citizens left to stand in the warm hallway. What of those who travelled hundreds of miles to witness this event?

According to the Federal Courthouse website:

Many federal courthouses are historic buildings, and all are designed for the public to visit and learn first-hand about the tradition and purpose of the American judicial process. The public may visit a court to watch each step of the federal judicial process, with few exceptions.
If this were true, then why would We the People be admonished for having phones, cameras and recording devices in the courtroom? If discovered, the court would confiscate and not return your property. We initially requested the larger courtroom for everyone to have access to witness this historic event, and in response the August 25th hearing date was vacated. In all actuality, the designing of the courthouse was to limit access to witnessing our judicial process.

Our next day in court, we pray Judge Mueller will grant the three judge panel, grant the hearing be placed the larger courtroom; and, allow the hearing be live streamed for all those interested. Then and only then will We the People have access to witness the hearing as proffered on their website.

So what happened?

Judge Mueller opened with direct questions towards Counsel regarding the judicial precedence, and representation numbers. Citizens for Fair Representation counsel Scott Stafne provided compelling response to her questions. And then after recognizing the defendant's counsel was still in the room (he remained quiet the whole time) directed a question to him - paraphrased, "Assuming the representation numbers were to be found unconstitutional, why not increase representation?" To wit, after a brief pause and inaudible murmurings, the Secretary of State's counsel replied, "Well, I had not thought of that." Brilliant response!

Judge Mueller asked a few more questions of Stafne and advised that she will allow our amended complaint with provisions of adding additional answers to her specific questions. This is great news!

The case is filed as 'Citizens for Fair Representation vs. Secretary of State Alex Padilla' You can follow the progress of the case as well as defendants & plaintiffs on the 2nd tab.  To read the documents you need a subscription. Click here or cut and paste:
https://www.pacermonitor.com/public/case/21397416/Citizens_for_Fair_Representation,_et_al_v_Padilla#
Citizens and Friends of Jefferson 
Today was a great victory. Remember how we started? Remember how long it has taken to get where we are today? WE the people of Jefferson State are sueing the most powerful political entity in the United States of America. California politicians will do anything, will say anything, will stop at nothing to deny the people justice. They have proven this time and time and time again. That is what we and our legal team faced in court today and nothing less. The State fully expected the judge to send us packing. The State's arrogance has been mind numbing up to this point and it will get worse. As I have said time and again the Nasty part of this has just begun.
Yet our legal team just stood in front of a Federal Judge and we not only survived to fight another day but, based upon all reports, we have been given leave to amend our complaint in order to answer questions which the judge will supply to us. The Judge is going to tell us ahead of time exactly what she wants to know and we will amend our complaint to supply those answers. We have been given a great gift. Fore knowledge of exactly what is required to advance to the 3 judge court!!! 
Think of it!!!!! The little people have survived the best the Mono party could throw at them. WE LIVE AND WE FIGHT AGAIN. No it was not the clear cut rout that we hoped for. Our legal team left the field with no casualties and the opportunity and path to victory more clearly defined than ever. 
Our Legal Team, Gary, Scott and Michael know what they need to do. We know what we must do. Fight and never take no for an answer until our Liberty has been restored in the 51st state. A state created to ensure Liberty for future generations. 
I am humbled and amazed at the greatness displayed by all of the committees and all of our people in the counties of Jefferson. A United purpose. A United spirit. 
As soon as the Judge issues the written, order, our orders will be clear. We must prepare for the next battle in court. WE will get our 3 judge court. We will win. Our legal team will explain to the Judge that it is not the equality of the district that matters as much as it is the number of people in those equal districts that determines whether we have representation or whether we are servants and playthings for every social engineering and tax scheme our masters in Sacramento concoct for us. We must continue to raise money to aid in the suit. We have to hire expert witnesses and experts who can help us solidify our case with historic fact and statistical analysis. Lawsuits are expensive and ours is no different.
I mutually pledge to you, my life, my treasure and my sacred honor in our quest for Liberty. We will never quit and we will never take no for an answer. Please remember the fight is in front of us, and not behind. It is ours to win or to lose. As for me, I say lets win it.
I will lift up my eyes to the Lord, for that is where my help comes from.
The time has come for 51

Mark Baird
PUTTING JEFFERSON ON THE MAP

One Step At A Time

As Herve' Leconte completed his trek across 500 miles of 15 of the 21 Jefferson Counties. His goal of bringing attention to the State of Jefferson can be deemed a great success.

What we've gained through this experience is the collaboration by the people in each of the counties who opened their doors and hearts to Herve' and his wife Julie. People in the communities along his route opened their homes and provided meals and arranged shelter to accommodate Herve' and Julie's travels. In each county, he and his wife were greeted with an outpouring of well-wishers who cheered for them as they approached each scheduled stop. And, on the final destination located in Yreka they were greeted with a band stand at the Siskiyou County Fair, hosted by Mark & Cyndi Baird.

Tales of his trip continue to be shared. Soon after leaving Amador County on his 500 mile journey, a vehicle accident started a fire directly in his path along on Highway 49 .  A couple of days later, Herve' and Julie were in Yuba County where two Sheriff's Deputies were shot. Because the suspect was still thought to be on the loose, a kind resident offered Herve' and Julie their garage, until all was clear. Special shout out to the kind Samaritan.
 

We all share a debt of gratitude to Herve' and Julie for their contribution towards Liberty with this Run for Representation event. The media enjoyed meeting and interviewing both Herve' and Julie and provided great coverage on the Run for Representation. We could not wish for better examples to define the importance of representation, freedom, and liberty and love of country that is the Jefferson Movement.

Terry Gherardi & Staff
SOJ TRI COUNTY RALLY
August 17th
 
The County Committees of Placer, Nevada and El Dorado hosted the first ever Tri-County State of Jefferson (SOJ) Town Hall, on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at the Auburn Garden Theater.

As the daylight grew shorter our meeting was on hyper drive to fit in music, County Committee speakers, the drawing, Herve' Laconte, and Mark Baird from Siskiyou County who is the founder and key spokesperson of this modern State of Jefferson movement. Baird offered information and updates about the Citizens for Fair Representation (CFR) lawsuit against the State of California, as well as the process to achieve representation, plus proposed policies for the 51st State.

The winner of the drawing for the FMK 9MM Side Arm was present at the rally and promptly claimed his prize. The winner of the Ballistic Compound Bow was not present but was contacted. We're still waiting to receive his delivery address and will ship to him when we get it. All proceeds were donated to the State of Jefferson Formation legal fund.

Terry Gherardi
SOJ Public Information Officer
530-677-4294
LEADERSHIP FORUM

Thanks to all who attended the Leadership Forum meeting in Live Oak. I think that our time together provided us with insight, understanding and some very positive moves were made in the direction of unity.  We made progress, but we aren't there yet.  As a great man – Pastor Dave Bryan said, "The SOJ movement is currently experiencing "growing pains" and moving from its childhood into its "troubled teen years" of new self-awareness and identity issues".  
The mantra throughout the day from Pastor Dave was that apart from operating with integrity and humility there is nothing more important to our success than keeping our eyes and focus on the goal line, which is the formation of the 51st state - The Mission.  As soon as we take our eyes and turn them towards others who we may disagree with on process or the obstacles in the immediate and distant future, we sink into despair and unnecessary turmoil.  Both dilute our effort and will minimize our success.
 
 

If anything came from that for me was that I learned that I don't know it all - I have a lot I can learn from others. I don't have the talent to accomplish the Mission without becoming a supportive part of a well-functioning team. I need to fall into line with the majority decisions unless they violate the Mission because a strong team can stand against the forces against us. If I desire to do a job and not selected to do it, and I care that the job gets done but I'm not the one to do the job, then I'm good with whoever does that job and will help wherever I can. I realize that I need to focus on self-improvement and not try to improve others, I need to improve myself. I learned from Pastor Dave that if this is a truly God ordained Mission (and it is), then we will succeed as I go before Him in humility, gratitude, surrender and dependence, eager to do all that He has called me to do.

I don't know about others that attended, but I left with a richness and gratitude to be part of something much bigger than me. A Mission with a God given purpose.

Ginny Rapini
Conference Call
 
September 10, 2017, at 7:00 PM

Join us as we come together to share information that will inspire and encourage you.
 
Conference Call Phone number:
712-770-4114
Access Code: 307268#

For Questions during the call, simply log into our Chat Room.

Don't miss out!  Mark your calendar for upcoming calls!
  • Sept. 24th
  • Oct. 8th and Oct. 22nd
  • Nov. 12th and Nov. 26th

 
To improve communication all State of Jefferson supporters are encouraged to:

1) visit soj51.org;
2) subscribe to the Jefferson Messenger;
3) listen in on the conference calls;
5) listen in on the KCNR radio program to remain abreast of this movement's progress;
5) regularly attend meetings
6) attend special events; and
7) ask questions

The SOJ51.org website is the official website for creating the new state. This site has a wealth of information including topics such as issues, court case, formation and county committee contacts, resources, and action center to name a few. The Jefferson Messenger is published every two weeks and features Standing Committee meetings, special announcements, upcoming events or Town Halls. Conference calls occurring on the second and fourth Sundays of each month provide updates and conversations on our efforts. Also every SundayMorning, the Jefferson State of Mine radio broadcasts on KCNR 1460 Free Fire Radio, where weekly shows are also archived on kcnr1460.com.

 
INTERNAL COMMUNICATION


 
IT’S TIME WE STEPPED UP
OUR GAME

Conversations continue about communications and marketing, or lack thereof. Our inventory of communication venues continues to grow. County Committee Leaders are encouraged to share their marketing or outreach techniques on the Membership Only Basecamp communication tool. There is a Marketing Committee formed to provide outreach materials such as the Official Information and Business brochures, standard brochures and road signs. Our latest inclusion is the offers of several people willing to assist with the social media. Supporters with these talents are encouraged to contact their County Committee Leaders if they are interested in helping.

Staff

Our approach has always been the legal, moral and ethical approach to state split and to regain representation. We are looking to the Constitution of the United States of America for our remedy. No one knows what the future holds but we have a sound path to victory, all we need is the support of the people and a fair hearing in court.

We have enjoyed so much freedom for so long that we are perhaps in danger of forgetting how much blood it cost to establish it…
Mark Baird
 

Why is it that the courtrooms are the most unconstitutional places in the Union? ...Joseph Turner
 

Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box. ...Italian Proverb
 
Upcoming Events

September 9th

Shasta County Hot Rods and Hogs Car Show in Cottonwood

September 30 & October 1
Redding Home Show at the Civic Center
Standing County
Committee Meetings

Subject to change without notice.

 
Curry County, OR

2nd Wed. each month - 6:00 PM
Panthers Den
29513 Ellensburg Ave.
Gold Beach, OR 97444

El Dorado County

4th Tuesday each month - 6:00 PM
Veterans memorial Building
Placerville Drive (next to County Fairgrounds), Placerville

Josephine County, OR

1st Thursday each month - 5:30 PM
Black Forest Restaurant
Grants Pass

3rd Thursday each month - 6:00 PM
Wild River Pizza
Cave Junction

Klamath County

2nd Tuesday each month - 6:00 PM
Mia and Pia's

Nevada County

2nd and 4th Mondays - 6:00 PM
Robinsons Conference Center 293 Lower Grass Valley Hwy
Nevada City

Placer County

2nd Tuesday each month 6:00 - 8:00 PM Round Table
 Loomis

4th Tuesday each month 6:00 - 8:00 PM Round Table, Elm Ave.
Auburn

Arrive at 5:00 PM to order food & get acquainted

Shasta County

Mondays at 5:30 PM
3276 Bechelli Lane
Redding

Sutter and Yuba Counties

2nd Monday each month - 6:30 PM
703 B Street
Marysville

4th Monday each month - 6:30 PM
Church of Glad Tidings Building 500, Room 212
1179 Eager Road
Yuba City

Tehama County

1st Friday each month - 7:00 PM
Westside Grange
20794 Walnut Street
Red Bluff

Tuolumne County

2nd Tuesday each month - 6:00 PM
Sonora Re/Max Building, 207 S Washington Street
Sonora

A Huge Thank You to
Our Newsletter Staff
Dianna Baird
Ginny Rapini
Terry Gherardi

Click here to subscribe:
The Jefferson Messenger

 
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