The mockers may wish to stop ignoring the growing secession movement in California. It’s got legs. Two northern California counties have already voted in favor of secession and several others are considering it. They want to form a new state called Jefferson. A surprising 25% of Californians support them, according to the respected Field Poll. This is no longer a fringe movement.
The counties say the state legislature and state agencies mostly ignore them. They are quite correct. They are ignored.
“This shows that there are people who agree with us,” said Liz Bowen, who lives in Callahan (Siskiyou County) and is a spokeswoman for the movement. “Forming the state of Jefferson is not necessarily liberal versus conservative. It’s just that the people in rural areas feel like they don’t have a voice.