...a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, ... Thomas Jefferson
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. John F. Kennedy
Jefferson Statehood Project
People within the California / Oregon border region and surrounding rural counties joining to form free State / Territory / Republic.
Free people - Free Markets - Limited Government
Representation for the peoples of rural California and rural Oregon.
The 2 X's in the Jefferson Seal represent the people being double-crossed by Salem and Sacramento.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. - Gandhi
One proposal for a new map of the state of Jefferson
|A nation that is afraid to let its people judge truth and
falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its
-John F. Kennedy
Article IV, Section. 3 - U.S.
The most notable time in the history of Jefferson was in 1941, when Gilbert Gable, the first mayor of Port Orford, Oregon met with a group of civic leaders in northern California proposing to secede his county (Curry) from Oregon to join with the northern counties of California to form their own state.The original Jefferson Citizen's Committee chose Yreka as the interim state capital.
Not just a state of mind,...
Stanton Delaplane of the San Francisco Chronicle won the Pulitzer Prize for Journalism for his series of articles on the Jefferson movement of 1941.
Two X's painted on the bottom of a gold pan during the patriotic rebellion of 1941 served as the State Seal.
The two X's symbolize the people being double-crossed by Salem and Sacramento, the capitals of Oregon and California.
The Jefferson Citizen's Committee held a patriotic rebellion to petition for good roads to be built to utilize valuable timber and mineral resources to aid the country in military defense.
Pearl Harbor was bombed by the Japanese on December 7th and the United States was in the midst of World War II bringing an end to the 1941 uprising.
The individuals involved pledged their allegiance to the United States and served our country to win the war.
Repainted by the Yreka Greenhorn Grange in 2009.
Song: Jefferson Army
In 1941, Jefferson, the state, was named for Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States.
Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
...probably the greatest concentration of talent and genius in this house except for perhaps those times when Thomas Jefferson ate alone. - John F. Kennedy, Describing a dinner for Nobel Prize winners, 1962
Thomas Jefferson - Fiscal and judiciary reform
10th Amendment -
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
Tenth Amendment Center
If I wanted America to fail...
You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time. - Abraham Lincoln, (attributed)
A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people. - John F. Kennedy