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The Time Has Come for 51 - State of Jefferson Tehama County town hall meeting

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Published on Apr 10, 2014

http://SOJ51.org
DVDs available terryrapoza@hotmail.com
In June Tehama County residents will vote for or against joining the State of Jefferson movement. Why do rural Northern California residents want to separate from California? Reason: For half a century Northern California has not been adequately represented in the California legislature. Up until 1964, each county elected one senator for representation in the California Senate. At that time the supreme court presided over by Chief Justice Warren ruled after hearing Sims VS Reynolds that the number of state senators should be determined by a county's population, which changed the constitution drastically giving large cities overwhelming political power. The phrase "One man, one vote" sounds fair but the forefathers did not intend representation to be structured on population. Since a county's needs are more determined by the environment and location, it is the land and not the county's population that should determine its voting power in a state senate. City residents do not understand the needs of rural residents and vise versa. Presently, Northern California residents live under laws passed by representatives who have little understanding of rural residents needs. Our country was founded to be a representative republic, not a strict Democracy. Note that dictatorial governments vote for their dictators. Either the state has to split or the ruling must be overturned.
00:00 Terry Rapoza introduction
00:47 Kayla Brown - history of attempts to split California
07:30 making criminals out of law abiding residents
08:37 Robert Smith Taxation without Representation
14:26 Youth involvement & debt
18:10 Mark Baird - How to do it

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