A second far Northern California county has voted to secede from the state after Modoc County supervisors voted 4-0 in favor of secession.We're not saying that this decision by otherwise 'normal people' was influenced by Secretary of State (and "Unfit To Lead") John Kerry's signing the United Nation's International Arms Control Treaty.
The vote on Friday comes just weeks after neighboring Siskiyou County voted for secession, according to the Record Searchlight of Redding.
Modoc County Board Chairwoman Geri Byrne tells the Record Searchlight that she put the secession measure forward after hearing support for the idea from people in her district.
"We're not saying we're seceding today, we're saying let's look into it," Byrne said.
The goal is to form a separate state called Jefferson that would also include parts of Southern Oregon. The idea for the state goes back to the 19th century.
Many of the residents of the rural counties along the Oregon-California border have long felt that those in the urban halls of power in both states ignore their needs.
We're just saying that some people are "voting with their feet".
And that's a good thing --- isn't it? Was this country not founded on the principle of "Principled Dissent"?
(No, I'm not going to move to Jefferson County. At least, not this week.)