Message from The Constitutional Convention of 1787
The State of Jefferson
Greetings to our fellow patriots in the new state of Jefferson! We recognize and understand the challenges that you are facing in your continual struggle for liberty and the creation of a Constitution that will protect the rights of the People, and that will limit the powers of a government that seeks only to grow and expand.
Please know that we did the best we could to look into the future and anticipate what you would need in a world that we could only imagine. It was clear to us that the key to the success of a Constitutional Republic would always be an informed, honorable, and moral People. All of our plans and formulations were predicated on this expectation, as hopeful as it may have seemed, even in 1787. But from the onset of our Constitutional creation, Benjamin Franklin warned that we were being given a Republic, if we could keep it.
Extensive research and study, along with difficult experience has shown us that the most important issue facing a free people is the establishment of a government with limited powers, and a system of checks and balances on those powers. We created a central government of three branches with the most important branch for the representation of the People being the directly elected legislative body. The recognition of the absolute need for representation was evident during the Constitutional ratification process. It became a matter for debate among the various states on the need for a revision that would clearly establish a system that would allow for the increased number of representatives as the population increased. In fact, some states held that as a requirement for their ratification. Even in the early years, that became the primary issue of importance to a People who wished to perpetuate liberty and limit government.
Your situation is no different today. Representation is still the key to a government that is of, by, and for the People. As we look into our future, and your present, we puzzle at how it has gone so wrong. What could we have done, and what can you still do to reclaim the legacy of Liberty?
First: Do what you can with education and information to return to an informed, honorable, and moral people. Do not accept leaders who do not display these attributes. Set examples by your own behavior to encourage others.
Second: Demand that your elected and appointed officials honor their oaths of office. Establish new laws, if necessary that provide penalties for any violations of these oaths.
Third: Require that you are well-represented by a ratio of elected officials to the population that allows close supervision by the People of their elected representatives. We provided this for you in Article the First, but we were not vigilant and did not realize that our efforts were thwarted by our own carelessness and by those who opposed this revision to the Constitution.
Fourth: Do not allow the unequal expansion of the Executive and Judicial branches in relation to the Legislative branch. This removes the power of the People and grants it to officials who are not directly accountable, and responsible, for protecting the rights of the citizens.
Fifth: Accept no deviation from the Constitution that we established for you. Hold as inviolable the precious rights that are delineated in the first ten amendments and all rights that derive from them. Return to a Senate that answers to the protection of the rights of the States, rather than to their own financial interests. Remove from the government the authority to tax you as an individual. Force the government by your voice and actions to honor its obligation to provide you with a republican form of government. Demand that the Senate operates under a simple majority vote, and that all revenue bills originate in the House. Do not let your representatives pay respects to special interest money instead of your rights.
Sixth: You have a particularly unique opportunity to correct many deficiencies in the functioning of government by the creation of your own State of Jefferson and its new laws and Constitution. Hold your officials accountable. Demand that the central government honor the tenets of the Constitution that we created and for which you are now responsible.
When we declared that we were ordaining and establishing this Constitution to ourselves, our posterity, and the United States of America, we did it with a sacred oath in our hearts and souls. We still honor our oath and expect that you will hold that sacred oath for your families, your country, and a future that demands a People who love Liberty. Do not let our efforts, our sacrifices, and our legacy be for naught. On this sacred day of honoring the signing of our shared Constitution, honor the Patriots who made it a reality by taking on the onerous task of shouldering the burden for them all.
Janet Chandler Burney, Shasta County State of Jefferson
Congratulations Mariposa and Stanislaus Counties!
Mark Baird presented the Declarations for Mariposa and Stanislaus Counties to Ted Muhlhauser in the Office of the Secretary of State in Sacramento on September 21, 2018. #Jefferson23Strong!
David Garcia, a beloved patriot and strong supporter of the State of Jefferson, left his earthly home suddenly last Saturday while away from home. His death was a result from his diabetes but at this point we do not have many details as his wife and family are in shock and grieving greatly. David was a hard working man and bold advocate for the State of Jefferson movement. He loved his Mexican heritage but he loved being an American even more. There was nothing he loved more than explaining to people the opportunities available in America when true liberty and freedom are protected and endure. He traveled near and far and talked to everyone he could about the need for better representation in Northern California. He gave time and time again of his resources and time to further promote the State of Jefferson to not only the Spanish working and speaking community, but also to the Russian, German and Italian speaking people as well because he could speak 6 languages! Please pray for Martha (his wife), children and loved ones who are feeling this loss in a much greater way than the rest of us.
We know that there will be many expenses for his funeral and for his family and we will update their needs as they are assessed. There is aGoFundMe account set up in his name if you would like to contribute. Bret Murphy
The services for David can be found on the GoFundMe page by clicking the Read Latest Update link at the bottom of the page . If you make a comment on the page, you will also receive email updates. This information will be updated on the GoFundMe page when it becomes available.
Don't forget to join us at the Liberty Festival on October 6, from Noon to 8pm at the Anderson River Park Amphitheater. It is located at 2800 Rupert Ln in Anderson. There will be bands, activities for the kids, food, beer and various booths. Remember to bring your own chairs. Also don't forget to pick up your raffle tickets for a Glock. It will be your choice of size and caliber if you are the lucky winner. Tickets are $5 each or $20 for 5 tickets. The raffle will be held when all tickets are sold. You may contact Britt at 530-339-6286 or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information regarding the event. Penny Garland
Drawing in El Dorado County
El Dorado County State of Jefferson Committee is having a drawing! Only 100 tickets will be sold at $20 each.
The drawing features: SPIKES TACTICAL SL .15 5.56/223 cal Bushnell AR Optics 1 xMP Zombie Assault red/grn T-dot rifle scope Harris bipod UTG Rail Covers Flashlight/laser Custom flash suppressor 2x 10-round clips Many extra "Zombie" Signage Custom Zombie Cerakote butt stock & clips Custom Plano Locking
To purchase tickets, contact Steve Klinger at 916-799-4916. The drawing will be held after all tickets have been sold. Penny Garland
“We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a feather bed.”
― Thomas Jefferson
NEW CONFERENCE CALL NUMBER!
September 23, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
Join us to find out about the latest happenings in Jefferson.
Don't miss out! Mark your calendar for upcoming calls!
Oct 14th and Oct 28th
Nov 11th and Nov 25th (no call)
Dec 9th and Dec 23rd (no call)
Jefferson Liberty Radio has knocked it out of the park again!
Don't miss their latest podcast with Jake Wenger, 4th Generation farmer and former MID Board Member. Jake is an extremely knowledgeable and well spoken advocate for our water rights and the threat posed by the Bay-Delta Plan, which is almost certain to be put into play later this year. He also addresses issues surrounding the State of Jefferson formation and how it affects water rights.
Listen to the latest podcast here. Here are some of the resources he mentioned during the interview:
Douglas County, OR 2ndTuesday each month - 6 PM Republican Headquarters 506 SE Jackson St Roseburg, OR
El Dorado County 2ndTuesday each month - 6:30 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
Jackson County, OR 2ndThursday each month - 6:30 PM County Library 412 E Main St Rogue River, OR
Josephine County, OR 1stThursday each month - 6:00 PM Elmer's Restaurant GP Parkway and Foothill Blvd Grants Pass, OR
3rdThursday each month - 6:00 PM Kerby Belt Building Kerby
Klamath County, OR 1stWednesday each month - 6:00 PM Shasta View Community Hall 5831 E Shasta Way Klamath Falls, OR
Mariposa County 4thTuesday each month - 5:30 PM Happy Burger Diner Meeting Room 5120 State Hwy 140 at 12th St Mariposa
Nevada County 2nd and 4th Mondays each month - 6:00 PM Robinson's Conference Center 293 Lower Grass Valley Hwy Nevada City
Placer County 3rdTuesday each month - 6 PM Round Table Pizza 2345 Sunset Blvd Rocklin