Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Andrea Macon announces candidacy for Amador County District 5 Supervisor

Pledges to 'respect our past while building our future'.

Rural Pine Grove resident Andrea Macon today officially declared her candidacy for the District 5 seat on the Amador County Board of Supervisors.

“I'm humbled and honored to announce my candidacy for a seat on our board of supervisors,” Macon stated. “I'm ready to put my experience and skills to work for Amador County residents. As past president of the Lockwood Fire Protection District board and a longtime upcountry resident, I understand the public safety issues we need to address. Since I raised my two sons in Amador County, I know we need to build a better future so our kids can succeed here at home. And with 30 years of business experience, including running my own small business, I appreciate the challenges that face local business owners. I believe in working cooperatively with everyone in our community.”

District 5 Candidate Andrea Macon
Macon, age 48, grew up on a cattle ranch in Alfalfa, Oregon, and has lived in Amador County for 22 years. She is a former owner-operator of a Mailboxes, Etc. franchise. She works as a technology consultant and marketing director, and is a long-time community volunteer. She is also a U.C. Master (food) Preserver, enjoys outdoor recreation, and is the author of a children's book.

“I want to preserve and protect the rural life we enjoy in Amador County,” Macon declared. “We can
do this while we strengthen our economy, enhance public safety, respect and help our neighbors, and
build a more-prosperous future for ourselves and our children.”

Macon acknowledged that District 5 faces a variety of challenges that must be addressed with limited
esources. This requires setting spending priorities and ensuring that county government is responsive,
accountable, and efficient. It will also require being more resourceful so that long-time deficiencies can
be addressed and gaps filled.

“As a former fire district board president, I know how to do more with less,” Macon said. “I understand
the importance of spending taxpayer dollars wisely and well.”

Macon's grassroots campaign team relies on community volunteers, not paid consultants. “I look forward
to running a positive campaign over the next six months,” she declared. “I plan to knock on every door
in District 5. I want to introduce myself to people who may not know me and give everyone an opportunity
to tell me about their history here, their concerns about the present, and their hopes for the future of our community.
I want to hear people's ideas for making Amador County an even better place to live, work, visit, and retire.”
To learn more about Andrea Macon, join her campaign, or donate,
please visit AndreaforAmador.com.


For more information, call Andrea at 209-680-6053 or send her an email at
andreaforsupervisor5@gmail.com

Monday, December 11, 2017

The Jefferson Messenger - Edition 23, Volume 1

The Jefferson Messenger 

Edition 23 . December 9, 2017 . Volume 1 


LAMENTING CAESAR

It greatly saddens me that a significant majority of this Nation are completely, and in some cases willfully ignorant of our heritage. Which in turn, breeds ignorance and misconception of many, if not all, of our basic constitutional principles; especially the "tax" system as witnessed by the Render Unto Caesar (RUC) justification. Before you read this any further, I implore you to go to a dictionary and look up the word sovereign and then look in the mirror. Do you see the face of a sovereign looking back at you? Do you get that proud feeling of sovereignty when you look at your paycheck? I didn't think so, I know I certainly don't. Now that you have hopefully looked up the word sovereign, let's place it into meaningful perspective as it applies to the RUC complex.

We, as in "We the People" are the sovereigns in a Republic. Think about that carefully...

WE ARE THE SOVEREIGNS. Repeat as many times as necessary until you realize this and come then to the inevitable logical conclusion that, and this is where the RUC complex crashes to the ground, WE are the true Caesar's! Not the defacto elected "leaders" who have donned the mantle of Caesar and pretend and have duped most into believing otherwise. These leaders are OUR servant's and representatives, nay, they really cannot even be considered leaders, in the strictest sense of the word. And that, my dear friends, is, in a nut shell, the very reason this once great country is decaying into a third world nation, a nation of men instead of law.

Having made the above point, I could stop right here as nothing more need be said. However, for some reason, chalk it up to the spirit of giving in this season, I shall continue...

If we were to back up and disregard the point I just made and pretend for the moment that we live under the authority of a "Caesar," (even the thought of pretending we have a Caesar for this example wretches my stomach) I must then ask a few questions of you about Caesar's power.

First, does Caesar have unlimited powers?  If no, then what are Caesar's limits?

Does Caesar have the rightful power to take from one, by force, and give it to another? (Note: I use the term rightful power, as Caesar may very well have the physical power at this point to do whatever the hell he damn well wishes. But, rightful power?)

Does Caesar have the rightful power to put you and me, as well as our children, into debt?

Are you beginning to see the real picture here?

"Caesar's" rightful powers even in the context of this hypothetical thought example are, in fact, quite limited. Until you understand the limits, and more importantly WHY those limits were created, then neither you or the majority of this Nation will ever understand the value or meaning of Liberty. I'm talking the kind of liberty that men pledge their sacred honor, their property, and if need be their lives to defend. Certainly not the rhetorical kind spewed forth from our present "Caesar(s)."

I'll leave you this to ponder...
  • WE did not elect Caesar.
  • The Constitution prohibits Caesar (government) from enforcing a direct tax without apportionment.
  • The Constitution prohibits Caesar from waving our rights unless we do so voluntarily.
  • Finally, Caesar is destroying this Country with massive loads of debt not authorized in the Constitution. Caesar ran one country into the ground; one would think WE would learn from history. (Which may be why our current leadership is allowing the masses to remove our historical lessons - so we would be doomed to repeat it - allowing the perceived Caesarship to prevail).
Death to Caesar!!!

Just one last thing, if by some chance your thinking has been perverted to the point that you believe Caesar has unlimited rightful power to tax (destroy) then I must challenge you with this: Are you willing to put YOUR life on the line to defend your beliefs? I'm am prepared to defend my beliefs with my life. And I say this with the clearest of conscience.

We the People must remember the past so as not to repeat the history. We all must remember that this Great Nation...Our Nation was started by a tax protest.  I am sure that the apologists of the day at that time were all saying the very same things to them damn revolutionaries.

In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot. ~ Mark Twain -- Notebook, 1904

An edited excerpt of a retort by P.A. Mitchell in December 1997

PUBLIUS
JUST IN TIME FOR
CHRISTMAS

Special Offer

Jefferson Commemorative License Plates are now available for that special Jeffersonian on your Christmas list. Anyone donating $500 or more will receive this limited special license plate free. More information is available by visiting the SOJ51.org website.  Click on “Resources” and then “Finances & Fundraising link. This is where you will also be able to select your personal number for the plate. Only 2,000 plates are offered.
 

Tune Into KCNR 1460 Radio
 
This Sunday, be sure to listen to “Jefferson State of Mine” on KCNR Radio (Shasta County), this Sunday, for the latest news about State of Jefferson, the court case, as well information about the Eugene court case, that will be heard before a three-judge panel. This is another case that is challenging the imbalance of representation. You may listen live on your computer every Sunday morning from 9 am to 10 am. You may also call the radio hosts Terry Rapoza and Win Carpenter to comment or ask questions. Sunday's show and previous shows are all archived so you can listen at your convenience.


Sunday SOJ Conference Calls
 
This Sunday, December 10th, is also the date for the next Jefferson conference call at 7 pm. You can listen in to these calls, the second & fourth Sunday of each month, by calling 712-770-4114 and then code number 307268#. This is a listen in call only but both the conference calls and KCNR radio, allows you hear the latest updates about SOJ and the CFR court case. There will not be a conference call on Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24th.


Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

This is the time of year to enjoy time with your loved ones and friends. At the same time, SOJ County Committees are already in the planning stages and looking forward to a very busy, productive 2018. We feel the coming year offers Jeffersonians many opportunities to spread the word of Jefferson while also educating people about issues such as the imbalance of representation, over taxation, and the growing bureaucracy that exists in the State of California. Californians must use their voice and show up at the ballot box for the June primary and general election in November. It is time to Take Back California!
 
We thank all of you for your continuous support for Jefferson and the Citizens for Fair Representation and wish all a Merry Christmas and Healthy, Happy, Successful New Year.

SIGNATURE GATHERERS BEWARE!
 

Fox News recently posted an article regarding paid signature gatherers purposefully misleading the public about the petitions they are asking you to sign. This is a good article. Well done, Doug Johnson!
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Events are happening all over Jefferson Counties, too many to list here. for more information, please check the SOJ51.org website, Events and Meetings or copy & paste:
http://soj51.org/events-meetings/.
 

SHASTA COUNTY
 

 
The El Dorado County Jefferson Committee decided to have a Christmas Social at a time where your kids and grandkids could join us. School should be out, and Santa Claus will be in town. Santa has been invited and is planning to attend. Please call Mike at 530-626-1969 and tell him the number of adults and the number of guests under age 18.

Please be reminded that December is the only month that we ARE NOT meeting on the 2nd Tuesday.  When you get your 2018 calendars, please write in the SOJ monthly meetings for January 9thFebruary 13th, and March 13th etc.

We look forward to hearing from you.
 Mike Thomas, and the EDC Jefferson Committee
 

Save the date:
 
Tuolumne County will have Jeremy Talcott from the Pacific Legal Foundation as our keynote speaker the 2nd annual fundraiser in February. He will talk about the Constitution and the issues that we face in our struggles and will answer general questions. Stay tuned. Visit https://www.pacificlegal.org/bio-jeremy-talcott for more information.
Conference Call
 
December 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!
  • Jan. 14th and Jan. 28th
  • Feb. 11th and Feb. 25th
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

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

WE MOVED TO A BIGGER QUIETER LOCATION
2nd Tuesday each month - 6:00 PM
8062 North Lake Circle
Lakeview Hills Club House
Granite Bay
At the cross street of Auburn Folsom Road, there is a sign that says Lakeview Hills, turn into the neighborhood then turn left at the T for the "Clubhouse" and you will see an opened chain-link fence (the 8062 #'s are small, not very obvious) 

Shasta County

Mondays at 5:30 PM
3276 Bechelli Lane
Redding

Sutter and Yuba Counties

2nd Monday each month - 6:30 PM
Doors open 6:00 PM
Caltrans Building Sierra Room
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

Trinity County

3rd Monday each month - 6:30 PM
Hayfork Community Church

3rd Wednesday each month - 6:00 PM
Round Table
Weaverville

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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Saturday, November 25, 2017

The Jefferson Messenger ~ Edition 22 Nov 26

The Jefferson Messenger 

Edition 22 . November 26, 2017 . Volume 1 
Madison’s Gift to the People

The development and passage of our US Constitution covers the gamut of history, failed republics, religion and culture in ways that no one can imagine.  It is a study in mistrust and intrigue that I implore all readers of this fine publication to delve into; the fascinating deals and drama that our Founders were engaged.  For a Celtocentric view of the proceedings, I would suggest “St. Andrew’s American Revolution: The Story of Scotland and Her Sons and the Genius of American Government” by Donald E. Wilson.

To the point of this discussion is the comprise that had been made to get the fledgling States to sign onto the new compact of 1787 now known as our Constitution. No, I am not talking about the Connecticut Compromise, where the Senate has equal representation across all states large and small, I am referring to getting the holdout State legislatures to sign on by the promise of a Bill of Rights. In the absence of that promise we would still be struggling under the Articles of Confederation.

Many of the holdouts demanded that this new Bill of Rights protect individuals with trials by jury, the absence of general warrants, double jeopardy, right to bear arms, unreasonable searches and seizures, quartering of troops, freedom of religion, the press and the right to peaceably assemble and grieve government among many other demands.  Each of these States listed these items independently (and some States obviously worked together based on the similarity of their wording), but the list was finite and the subjects often repeated.

Once these States were promised their Bill of Rights, most of the remainder signed on, whereby the Articles were abandoned and the new country born. As many of the ideas repeated across the States, there were not that many proposed. James Madison had previously argued against including a Bill of Rights because he felt that once enumerated, they were finite and distinct. This is the same logic he used in reverse to minimize the federal government by explicitly defining what their powers were to be. Now he had the problem of fulfilling the promise to the frontier States that demanded the Bill of Rights for their signatures on the Constitution. Of the ten amendments that eventually passed in 1791, one was purely the construction of James Madison.

Madison’s earlier fear was that if you enumerate your rights, you make them finite. All other rights then become excluded. Madison alone constructed the Ninth Amendment to ensure that even though we are explicit in some of our rights as included in this Bill of Rights, it shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. With this gift to the people, Madison ensured that all of our Natural Rights, enumerated or not, were retained.

The Tenth Amendment further highlighted the constriction of the federal government by reiterating that their delegated powers are finite and distinct and that all others not prohibited to the States belong to the States or to the people.

Our constitution’s father understood well the tyranny of government and placed a leash about its throat. Is it not now time to give that leash a bit of a tug?

PUBLIUS
The Holidays & 2018

Fortunate are we to have great talent within our Jefferson County committees, many who had great success with various fundraisers and events. The holidays and colder weather always create somewhat of a lull when it comes to promoting the State of Jefferson and raising money for the Citizens for Fair Representation court case. Let us remember there are still opportunities to close out the year through Christmas parades, craft fairs, tree lighting's and holiday gatherings that offer opportunities for booths, parade entries or just being out there in our Jefferson gear. As we enter the holiday season, we want you to enjoy the holidays with your families and friends; and if you are able, share your good fortune & blessings with those who are less fortunate.

This is also the time for us all to start thinking about planning events for 2018. Have an idea for multi-county or town hall event? We are looking for opportunities to bring the State of Jefferson message to any event venue idea you have. County Committees have started local Business Walks promoting Jefferson where we gain critical business support. We use a prepared official business brochure, personal letter, and approach local businesses. Our efforts have resulted in more donations of cash and drawing items for our local fundraisers. We are asking for your help to join us and participate in educating businesses on the benefits of supporting the formation of Jefferson and with their support ask them if they are willing to display Jefferson brochures, place support signs in their windows or even sell Jefferson gear.

The Jefferson Messenger, twice monthly Sunday phone conferences, or call in opportunities on the weekly Jefferson State of Mine radio show all give a perfect opportunity to share your ideas or promote those activities in your counties. Events and meetings should be posted on all sources of social media and even Next Door Neighbor Apps. Also you can promote your ideas through press releases or even a letter to the editor of local newspapers & other publications. Help is there for the asking, by contacting Terry Gherardi.

We are all optimistic that 2018 will bring further progress and success for the formation of the State of Jefferson for the Citizens for Fair Representation court case against the State of California. This is why more than ever, we have to step up our game and bring in more dollars for the legal fund.

Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas from the Jefferson Messenger Staff

Placer County State of Jefferson Committee announces
a new information and education program:


Placer County
Jeff Aware Party

What is a Jeff Aware Party?

At a recent Placer County State of Jefferson public meeting, the County Committee announced a new program (Jeff Aware party) to help its citizens get a better understanding of what the State of Jefferson movement is all about. This Jeff Aware party is intended to be held in the privacy of your own home or business. Here is an overview of how it will work:

- You invite your friends, relatives, neighbors, or business associates to a private, in your home or business to a Jeff Aware Party.

- A knowledgeable State of Jefferson representative will attend your party to give a brief presentation and answer any questions the attendees may have.

- Any question ~ regarding the history ~ current activities ~ financial implications ~ education of our children ~ transitioning from CA to a new State ~ U.S. Constitutional state split process are welcome. No questions will be out of bounds!

We recommend that the minimum Party size be 3 attendees and the maximum be as large as your home or business can handle. There will be no cost for anyone other than the home or business owner who may or may not like to supply some sort of snacks. There will be no Party time duration restriction. This will be set by the home or business owner.

An SOJ representative will generally be available at a time convenient to your schedule.
It is important to note that we have no political affiliations as a group and we are pleased to further educate everyone regarding the SOJ Agenda.

If you have any questions or would like to book your party, please call Paul Gallo at 916-622-1902.
UPCOMING EVENTS
TUOLUMNE COUNTY
December 3rd 3:00 PM
Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Manzanita Building
Sonora

Tuolumne County is hosting a Multi-County town hall featuring Mark Baird, Terry Rapoza and David Titchenal. This meeting will draw from Tuolumne, Calaveras, Stanislaus, Mariposa, Merced and maybe even Madera and Fresno.

State of Jefferson merchandise will be available as well as refreshments and baked goods. If you want to volunteer or contribute, please contact David Titchenal at Dave@nerdoboy.com, or call 209.288.8323.
SHASTA COUNTY


Save the date:
Tuolumne County will have Jeremy Talcott from the Pacific Legal Foundation as our keynote speaker the 2nd annual fundraiser in February. He will talk about the Constitution and the issues that we face in our struggles and will answer general questions. Stay tuned. Visit https://www.pacificlegal.org/bio-jeremy-talcott for more information.


Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings, and blood of their ancestors; and capacity, if wisely improved, and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity all the substantial blessings of life, the peaceful enjoyment of liberty, property, religion, and independence."
Joseph Story (1833)
Thoughts from Sierra County

California has Run Amuck with no end insight. Your Governor Jerry Brown has increased the fuel tax. On November 1st, the Gas Tax was raised twelve cents per gallon on gasoline and twenty cents per gallon on Diesel. California residents are now paying the highest fuel tax in the nation. You will now fork out sixty-five cents tax on Gas and seventy-nine cents tax on Diesel.

To top that on January 1, 2018, your vehicle registration fees will increase up to $175. This is a blatant attack upon rural hard working middle class families that have to travel for their jobs, groceries, and medical care. Seniors that live on fixed incomes and small mom & pop businesses that depend on these people will be hit the hardest.

Add this to the recent legislation coming out of Sacramento and wonder if you still can afford to live in California. Have you had enough yet and want out? The State of Jefferson is sounding better all the time. We want to add a star to the flag.
Andy White
Sierra County Jefferson Committee
Conference Call

November 26, 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!
  • Dec. 10th and Dec. 24th
  • Jan. 14th and Jan. 28th
  • Feb. 11th and Feb. 25th
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

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

WE MOVED TO A BIGGER LOCATION
2nd Tuesday each month - 6:00 PM
8062 North Lake Circle
Lakeview Hills Club House
Granite Bay
At the cross street of Auburn Folsom Road, there is a sign that says Lakeview Hills, turn into the neighborhood then turn left at the T for the "Clubhouse" and you will see an opened chain-link fence (the 8062 #'s are small, not very obvious) 

Shasta County

Mondays at 5:30 PM
3276 Bechelli Lane
Redding

Sutter and Yuba Counties

2nd Monday each month - 6:30 PM
Doors open 6:00 PM
Caltrans Building Sierra Room
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

Trinity County

3rd Monday each month - 6:30 PM
Hayfork Community Church

3rd Wednesday each month - 6:00 PM
Round Table
Weaverville

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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