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

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

The Jefferson Messenger - Edition 21, Volume 1

The Jefferson Messenger 

Edition 21 . November 11, 2017 . Volume 1 
President Donald J. Trump
Proclaims November 11, 2017
as Veterans Day


Veterans Day, 2017
- - - - - - -
By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Our veterans represent the very best of America. They have bravely answered the call to serve in the finest military force in the world, and they have earned the dignity that comes with wearing the uniform and defending our great flag. On Veterans Day, we honor all Americans who have served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard, both in times of war and peace. For nearly 100 years, since the end of World War I, Veterans Day has given us a time to pay due respect to our veterans, who have passed the torch of liberty from one generation to the next.

Part of paying our respect means recommitting to our Nation's sacred obligation to care for those who have protected the freedom we often take for granted. I have pledged to provide our service members with the best equipment, resources, and support in the world ‑‑ support that must continue after they return to civilian life as veterans. This is why veterans' healthcare is a top priority for my Administration. I have signed legislation that improves accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and provides additional funding for the Veterans Choice Program, which ensures veterans continue to receive care in their communities from providers they trust. I have also signed legislation to give veterans GI Bill education benefits for their lifetime, and legislation to fix the VA appeals process, to ensure veterans can access the resources they are rightly due.

Additionally, this Veterans Day, more than 50 years from the beginning of the Vietnam War, I will be in Da Nang, Vietnam, with leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum. As we discuss ways to improve economic relationships between the United States and Asia in a country where Americans and Vietnamese once fought a war, we are compelled to recall and recognize the sacrifices of the more than 8 million Vietnam veterans who served here, beginning with those who arrived in the first American troop deployment in 1965 and ending with those who fought through the cease-fire of 1973. These men and women dedicated themselves, during one of the most challenging periods in our history, to promoting freedom across the globe. Many spent years away from their loved ones as they endured the burdens of battle and some experienced profound pain and anguish as their fellow warriors, more than 50,000 of them, lost their lives. Some of these heroes have yet to return home, as 1,253 of America's sons and daughters still remain missing. Along with our Vietnamese partners, however, we continue to work to account for them and to bring them home to American soil. We will not rest until that work is done.

With respect for, and in recognition of, the contributions our service members have made to the cause of peace and freedom around the world, the Congress has provided (5 U.S.C. 6103(a)) that November 11 of each year shall be set aside as a legal public holiday to honor our Nation's veterans. As Commander in Chief of our heroic Armed Forces, I humbly thank our veterans and their families as we remember and honor their service and their sacrifice.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim November 11, 2017, as Veterans Day. I encourage all Americans to recognize the fortitude and sacrifice of our veterans through public ceremonies and private thoughts and prayers. I call upon Federal, State, and local officials to display the flag of the United States and to participate in patriotic activities in their communities. I call on all Americans, including civic and fraternal organizations, places of worship, schools, and communities to support this day with commemorative expressions and programs.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.
 
DONALD J. TRUMP
Please make it a point to join any of the several counties participating in the Veterans Day festivities today, November 11, 2017.
We Must Be The Messengers

There is no better time than right now, to send the message of Jefferson. Californians are enraged about another new gas tax and vehicle registration fee increases. Even more so are gas station owners and employees, because not only did they have to change all their prices on November 1, but one owner told me he had received a notice from the Board of Equalization, that he had to inventory the gas in his tanks at the end of the day on October 31, and charge the new tax on that gas.

Petitions for the Repeal the Gas Tax Initiative are expected to be ready for circulation the end of November. In my county, we have already contacted and received permission from owners to be at their gas stations, collecting signatures. We need to join this effort and at the same time let the people of Northern California know: Help is on the way and it is called the State of Jefferson.

Gas tax increases are predicted to go up another .72 cents due to cap & trade that has been extended continuing past 2020.  Now Governor Jerry Brown is taking this a step further, by ordaining himself as the U.S. Ambassador for climate change, meeting with the Pope and others, coordinating a global conference, offering California's model for Climate Change. There is a plan in place for liberty and a brighter future for your family:  It is called the State of Jefferson.

According to a University of California Berkeley poll, 74% of Californians oppose sanctuary cities, counties and state. This is the message we must carry, along with the fact that the California State Sheriff's Association also opposes the Sanctuary designation. In Jefferson, we stand up for our law enforcement officers, the U.S. Constitution, and oppose Sanctuary Jurisdiction.

CalPERS & CalSTRS just awarded $902,000 in bonuses to 4 executives whose salaries range from $300,000 to $509,000 while State retirement plans have untold billions in unfunded liabilities. In fact, the State of California (taxpayers) gave a “gift” of Six Billion Dollars ($6,000,000,000) to CalPERS so they can pay down a small piece of that debt. These bonuses are received whether they reach their investment targets or not. Why is CalSTRS considered under funded? Because it has only enough assets to cover 67% of what it owes to more than 900,000 teachers and dependents of its members. County, city and special district budgets are being cut and depleted. Oroville was forced to cut the pay of police by 10% to pay CalPERS. San Diego schools had to fire teachers and staff to finance CalSTRS instead. There is a better way: It is called the State of Jefferson.

State bureaucracy continues to grow as does its debt and unfunded liabilities. What is also growing is the gap between the rich and the poor. California's poverty rate is the highest in the nation. Since 2014, the rate of homeless children has jumped to 20%. Hard working middle class citizens continue to receive the brunt of increased taxes and regulations thanks to a state with the worse imbalance of representation in the nation. Help is on the way and it is called the State of Jefferson.

The California State Legislature, based on its urban dominance, is the best advertisement for Citizens for Fair Representation's action for equal/fair representation for all Californians.

Further outreach and fund raising efforts abound for Jeffersonian's in 2018, but we have to be informed, involved, constant and louder with our message. The Time Has Come for the State of Jefferson.

Terry Gherardi
And... every person has the responsibility to share the message of Liberty, Personal Property Rights, and Representation.

“The Time Has Come for the State of Jefferson.”
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.

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
 
November 12, 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!
  • Nov. 26th
  • Dec. 10th and Dec. 24th
  • Jan. 14th and Jan. 28th
 
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway. Earl Nightingale

Energy and persistence conquer all things. Benjamin Franklin
 
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

Click here to subscribe:
The Jefferson Messenger

 
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