Thursday, December 28, 2017

"John Muir is back, and man, is he ticked off!” - Sat Feb 3

Acclaimed performance by actor Lee Stetson fun for all!

The Foothill Conservancy is hosting critically acclaimed actor Lee Stetson portraying the renowned Yosemite naturalist John Muir on Saturday February 3, at 7:00 p.m. The performance will be in the historic Mokelumne Hill Town Hall, 8283 Main Street in Mokelumne Hill. Tickets are on sale now.

"We are excited to have Lee coming to our area to perform John Muir is back, and man, is he ticked off!” said Foothill Conservancy Executive Director Amanda Nelson “Muir’s life was extraordinary, and Lee’s portrayal of Muir is an intimate sharing of the humor, intelligence and tremendous passion of one of the world’s best-known and admired naturalists.”

Lee Stetson has been performing as John Muir for over 30 years at universities, museums and parks from Washington, D.C. to Hawaii. He portrayed Muir on Ken Burn’s award-winning series National Parks – America’s Best Idea. Stetson also performs at Yosemite Park, where Muir lived for approximately six years.

John Muir emigrated from Scotland to Wisconsin with his family in 1838. His first visit to Yosemite was in 1868, when he was thirty years old. Muir was so taken with the area’s natural beauty and wilderness that he remained for several years, working in jobs including sheepherder and saw miller. He was instrumental in advocating for the creation of Yosemite National Park.

Founder of the Sierra Club, Muir is perhaps best known for his passionate advocacy to save wilderness, particularly the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite Park, threatened with flooding when the O’Shaunessy Dam was proposed. What some label the first environmental fight ended unsuccessfully in 1913 when Congress approved the dam project.

"John Muir’s love for the wilderness, and his desire to protect it, was based on his seeing the connection and inter-dependency of natural ecosystems.” said Nelson. “Muir understood that protecting natural systems was key to ensuring a healthy environment for both people and wildlife. His lessons live on today as we work to protect ecosystems that provide the clean water, productive soils and diverse habitats humans and wildlife need to survive.”

Tickets to the performance are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. They’re available online at Tickets can also be purchased from the Foothill Conservancy office by contacting Carolyn at 209-223-3508, or

Beer, wine, and snacks will be available for purchase at the event.

"John Muir is back, and man, is he ticked” is a benefit for Foothill Conservancy’s Mokelumne River and watershed conservation efforts. For more information, contact Carolyn at 209-223-3508.

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

For more information, call Andrea at 209-680-6053 or send her an email at

Monday, December 11, 2017

The Jefferson Messenger - Edition 23, Volume 1

The Jefferson Messenger 

Edition 23 . December 9, 2017 . Volume 1 


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


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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 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.


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!
Events are happening all over Jefferson Counties, too many to list here. for more information, please check the website, Events and Meetings or copy & paste:


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 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:
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

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

Sutter and Yuba Counties

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

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

Tuolumne County

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