The Jefferson Messenger Edition 3 . February 11, 2018 . Volume 2
The Jefferson Messenger
Edition 3 . February 11, 2018 . Volume 2
Another Win for a Jefferson County
On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, thanks to an ongoing effort by many Jeffersonians', the Shasta County Board of Supervisors, by a 3-0-2 vote, adopted a Resolution declaring that the County would comply with federal immigration laws and is NOT a Sanctuary County.
In 2017, the Counties of Tehama, Siskiyou and Kern also adopted resolutions, as did the cities of Anderson and Lincoln. Efforts have been underway in many of the other state's northern counties including Placer, Calaveras, El Dorado and Tuolumne.
It is felt that the more success we have in accomplishing this, the greater chance that other county boards of supervisors will follow suit; but, change only happens when we all show up and stand up. Get in touch with your Jefferson county committee leaders and coordinate an effort to encourage your Board of Supervisors to do the same as Shasta and other counties & cities.
California & Criminals
It should appear to most that Governor Jerry Brown and his administration, along with the progressives in the State Legislature, continue to be more concerned about the needs of the criminal element or passing frivolous laws in this state, than for the health, safety and happiness of its citizens and their families.
In 2014, voters passed Prop 47; “The Safe Neighborhood Schools Act,” an initiative titled to intentionally mislead voters. Prop 47 categorized offenses as misdemeanors rather than felonies, allowing early parole for non-violent felons. Many may not know however, that in 2016, Governor Brown raised $4.14 Million dollars for the passage of Prop 57 that allowed for the parole of non-violent criminals who commit acts such as these to name a few:
Use of Deadly Weapons with Force
Battery with Serious Bodily Injury
Solicitation to Commit Murder
First Degree Burglary
Rape/Sodom/Copulation of an unconscious person or by use of date rape drugs
Human Trafficking involving a minor
Since the passage of both Props 47 & 57, crime has increased in California, especially home burglaries.
Sign & Circulate the Petitions
As we fight for more representation and having a voice in California, we must continue to use that voice, standing up and fighting for change, where and whenever possible. Petitions are now available and circulating to amend Props 47 & 57. Repeal the Gas Tax petitions are still circulating as are Stop Top Two petitions, to repeal Proposition 14, which allows ONLY the top 2 vote getters in the primary to be placed on the general election ballot, regardless of party. This is why we had no choice in 2016, but to vote for one democrat or the other democrat.
Right now, all of us in the Jefferson Counties should be working with our county committees to coordinate signature gathering drives. Participating in these drives allows you the opportunity to talk about the benefits of living with proper representation, fewer frivolous regulations as well as restoring the intent of the Constitutional Republic once we have the State of Jefferson. Wanting the State of Jefferson is one thing, but we must also be committed to being the voice for change in Sacramento.
This bears repeating the question... If Congress, State or local government is so opposed to deficits, inflation and high taxes, then why is it still here?
(for both my Republican & Democrat friends) Charley Reese's Final Column
For the majority of his adult life, Charley was a staunch advocate for the written word as a reporter, caption writer, journalist, advertiser and speech writer.
A very interesting column.
Be sure to read the Poem at the end.
Long Ago and Far Away
This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be. The article below is completely neutral, neither anti-republican nor democrat. Charlie Reese, a retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, has hit the nail directly on the head, defining clearly who it is that in the final analysis must assume responsibility for the judgments made that impact each one of us every day.
It's a relatively short but good read. Worth the time. Worth remembering!
545 vs. 300,000,000 People - by Charlie Reese
Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.
Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?
Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?
You and I don't propose a federal budget. The President does.
You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations.
The House of Representatives does.
You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.
You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.
You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.
One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.
I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.
I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash.
The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes.
Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.
What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits. The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.
The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes.
Who is the speaker of the House now? He is the leader of the majority party. He and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want. If the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.
It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.
If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.
If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red.
If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it's because they want them in Iraq and Afghanistan ... If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it's because they want it that way.
There are no insoluble government problems.
Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power.
Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation," or "politics" that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.
Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.
They, and they alone, have the power. They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses, provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees...
We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!
What you do with this article now that you have read it... is up to you.
This might be funny if it weren't so true.
Be sure to read all the way to the end:
Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table, at which he's fed.
Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes are the rule.
Tax his work,
Tax his pay, he works for peanuts anyway!
Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.
Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.
Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he tries to think.
Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,
If he cries tax his tears.
Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways to tax his ass.
Tax all he has, then let him know that you won't be done till he has no dough.
When he screams and hollers; then tax him some more, tax him till he's good and sore.
Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod into which he's laid...
Put these words upon his tomb,
"Taxes drove me to my doom..."
When he's gone, do not relax,
it’s time to apply, the Inheritance tax.
Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Marriage License Tax
Personal Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax
STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?
Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the most prosperous in the world.
We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom, if agreed, stayed home to raise the kids.
What in the heck happened? Can you spell 'politicians?'
I hope this goes around THE USA at least 545 times!!!
Doors open at 2 pm and the event begins at 3 pm, with special guest speaker Mark Baird, of Siskiyou County. Kicking off the event, will be Terry Rapoza, co-host of Jefferson State of Mine radio show, on KNCR radio in Shasta County. Admission is free and all ages are encouraged to attend. Jefferson merchandise, information, snacks & beverages will be available.
Hosted By: SOJ Tuolumne County Special Guests: Congressman Tom McCLintock and Jeremy Talcott from Pacific Legal Foundation When:Saturday, February 17th Doors open:3:00 pm; Dinner at 5:00 pm Where: Elks Lodge, 100 Elks Drive, Sonora Admission: $20 each or $40 for couple. Children 6-12 $5
No Steel Core, Armor Piercing, Or Tracer Rounds
Shooters Supply Their Own Ammo
Iron Sights Only - No Optics Or Red Dot Sights
Men’s And Women’s Divisions
Free Coffee & Donuts
Bbq Lunch Included
Patriots exercising their 2nd Amendment Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Sounds like fun. All Jeffersonians and Liberty Loving Americans are welcome!
Limited Edition Commemorative License Plate
Now available. Be among the first to receive your special State of Jefferson Foundational Patriot license plate. Order now and you can select your desired number sequence.
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.
February 11, 2018 - CANCELED COME JOIN US AT THE ASSEMBLY OF PATRIOTS EVENT IN PLACERVILLE
Join us as we come together to share information that will inspire and encourage you.
Public Safety Forum with Special Guest Placer County Sheriff Devon Bell
Tuesday, February 13th at 6:30 PM
The Ridge Golf Course
Event Center 2020 Golf Course Road
Auburn CA 95602
Topics will include illegal immigration, marijuana, gun rights, and more.
NEW DAY beginning March
3rdTuesday each month - 6:30 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)