The Divided States of America
GOP crackpottery in California
YREKA — The Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 this afternoon to pursue seceding from California.I say if they feel so put upon by the damn librul gummit in Sacremento, then let the idiots secede. Cut off all their state services. Charge them a pro-rated fee for any state funded infrastructure. Maybe then they'll realize how much they need the state's help.
More than 100 people packed the supervisors' chambers late this morning for a discussion on whether the county should issue a declaration that it wants to secede from the state. Nearly all those in attendance appeared to be for the move. [...]
In August, county residents lobbied the board to consider separating from the state over a laundry list of complaints including a lack of representation in Sacramento for the Republican-majority county, issues pertaining to water rights and the rural fire prevention fee.
It's not as if Siskiyou County would be able to survive better as an independent state. Like most Republican counties in California, Siskiyou gets more money from Sacramento than it pays in.These cranky cons are simply sore losers who don't want their money funding programs that don't have their personal stamp of approval. The concept of the common good isn't even in their vocabulary.