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Modoc County joins Siskiyou Country, plans to secede from California

Northern California counties. Credit: geology.com

Northern California counties. Credit: geology.com

Californians who laugh or mock secession plans do so at their own peril. Modoc and Siskiyou are indeed correct when they say the government of California almost completely ignores them. So why shouldn’t they secede from California and become self-governing?

Mark Baird, a spokesperson for the Jefferson Declaration Committee, said the group hopes to have a dozen counties commit their support before asking California legislators to allow the formation of the new state.

“California is essentially ungovernable in its present size,” Baird said. “We lack the representation to address the problems that affect the north state.”

“We’re looking for 12 counties, though we can certainly do it with less,” he said.

Mark my words, this movement will grow.

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