Siskiyou County Declaration of Independence

Siskiyou County Declaration of Independence


Hooray for Siskiyou County, whose Board of Supervisors just voted for the county to secede from California! They’re tired of the state regime’s record high taxes and incredible regulations; and the neglect of their needs and wishes.

To help them, I’ve crafted a Siskiyou County Declaration of Independence, modeled on the original of the 13 colonies from 1776. Some changes have been made because circumstances are different.

Siskiyou County Declaration of Independence

The unanimous Declaration of the people of Siskiyou County

Declaration of Independence

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of Siskiyou County; and such is now the necessity which constrains us to alter our former System of Government.

The history of the present Governor of California is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over this County. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

Signing of the Declaration of Independence* He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
* He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
* He has obstructed the Administration of Justice.
* He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
* He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

* For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
* For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
* He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
* He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized State.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Governor whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

patriots drum and fifeNor have We been wanting in attentions to our California brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the people of Siskiyou County, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of this County, solemnly publish and declare, That this County is, and of Right ought to be a Free and Independent State; that we are Absolved from all Allegiance to the State of California, and that all political connection between us and the State of California, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as a Free and Independent County, we have full Power to do all Acts and Things which an Independent State may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.


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  1. The Ted Steele Conceptual Abstraction Unit
    The Ted Steele Conceptual Abstraction Unit 5 September, 2013, 10:43

    This is a good move! Creation of a doomer paradise! A tea baf eutopia! What could go wrong??

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  2. stolson
    stolson 5 September, 2013, 13:58

    good start.

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  3. us citizen
    us citizen 5 September, 2013, 18:23

    Go for it! I applaud you Siskiyou County.

    Ted…….go look up the word Utopia.

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  4. skippingdog
    skippingdog 5 September, 2013, 21:37

    The Mouse that Roared.

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  5. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 6 September, 2013, 22:34

    All doomers we service malcontent UTOPIAS with discreet privacy… us.

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