Skip to comments.Steven Greenhut: Rural rebellion brewing
Posted on 10/29/2011 12:39:29 PM PDT by bkopto
Sacramento is Government Central, a land of overly pensioned bureaucrats and restaurant discounts for state workers. But way up in the North State, one finds a small but hard-edged rural populace that views state and federal officials as the main obstacles to their quality of life.
These rural folks, living in the shadow of the majestic Mount Shasta, believe that they are being driven away so that their communities can essentially go back to the wild, to conform to a modern environmentalist ethos that puts wildlands above humanity.
As the locals told it during the Defend Rural America conference Oct. 22 at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds, environmental officials are treading on their liberties, traipsing unannounced on their properties, confronting ranchers with guns drawn to enforce arcane regulatory rules and destroying their livelihoods in the process.
The evening's main event: a panel featuring eight county sheriffs (seven from California, one from Oregon) who billed themselves as "Constitution sheriffs."
They vowed to stand up for the residents of their communities against what they say is an unconstitutional onslaught from regulators in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. In particular, they took issue with the federal government's misnamed Travel Management Plan, which actually is designed to shut down public travel in the forests.
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The idea of a rural rebellion or any kind of rebellion in California sounds great. The fact of the matter is that San Francisco and Hollywood liberals working with the Taker class will continue to crush liberty for everyone else in the Peoples Republic of California.
northern california remembers how to yeehaw
Have no fear.
a civil war, followed by California becoming North California and South California.
As long as they don’t bring their idears to Alaska, they can do whatever they want.
This is going on all over California. There was a very long, detailed article posted here a while ago about very similar issues out in the desert area. Poor people being told their little homes aren’t “up to code”, folks with some eccentric landscaping concepts being harassed. And these are people who have moved far away from everyone else, but still the libs seek them out to bust their chops.
My rural Colorado county is surrounded by national forest. We folks here live cheek to jowl next to federal property. But a Sagebrush Rebellion is always a good thing. Distant bureaucrats know next to nothing about local conditions and needs.
As for medical marijuana in CA, its legal regardless of what the DEA thinks. Persecuting sick people isn’t the same league as going after major drug cartel criminals. The DEA needs to get its priorities in order.
There's really no hope for us trapped behind the lines here anyway, but at least we'd be free from the cash-hungry oppression asylum of Sacramento. ;-)
We have sheriff Mack speaking to us yesterday and today. He has written a book on constitutional sheriffs based on the Supreme Court decision in the case that he was involved with. He won, with NRA help, and the Supreme Court ruled that if State governments, local governments or sheriffs do not take federal money, there is little the federal government can do to them.
Worth reading for those who think everyone in California is a militant SEIU member, flaky liberal or welfare queen.
I like the idea of splitting up California as well. However, any region which includes San Francisco or Los Angeles will be destroyed forever by the liberals and the Taker class. Even Orange County, where I live, can not be relied upon because so many of our young people have been completely brainwashed by their professors. Within the next ten years Orange County will go democRAT.
Thank you, Sheriff Mack, for going around the country & explaining what it means to be a real sheriff in this country. If any here don’t know his story, you might want to check out his webpage:
Be sure to visit the ‘No Sheriff Left Behind’ link.
Free Republic comes to us from California.
I’m a rural Michigander, I know what it feels like to be a Californian. Fortunately we managed a hard right turn in our last election.
California wil get really interesting when the Welfare checks finally stop coming.
Does seem scandalous how those cities, sitting on the coast like zits on the skin, can dominate the whole of California. Might as well try to limit the damage. North, Middle, and South California could all become separate states, and South California would eventually give itself back to Mexico.
There are certainly enough people in California who do not care at all for the Californication going on there. Jim Rob is only one of many millions. If I were thinking strategically, I’d put the servers somewhere like Mississippi, where civil commotion against conservatism would be much more unlikely. But then the Robs would have to follow, because they manage the system.
The township where my land sits has only 700 people in it, and the locals are getting sick of big government interfering, to the point of rewriting some of the local codes just to keep the feds from taking over certain aspects. I might have to get a copy of that to give to the town board.
Showing up at my place with a drawn weapon is a good way to get yourself dead.
Thanks for the link!
Thanks....I want to move North...
I would imagine these Americans are extremely Self-Reliant...a process citified welfare folks like some in California and thousands we saw during Katrina don’t cotton to. I feel those Constitutional Sheriffs will stand their ground....now this is something truly worth standing for!
Thanks!! Just saw it myself! I’ll put out a ping shortly!
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NorCal and So Oregon had a plan to start their own State, Jefferson State
From the article:
“In particular, they [the “Constitutional Sheriffs] took issue with the federal government’s misnamed Travel Management Plan, which actually is designed to shut down public travel in the forests.”
Hmmmmmmm and guess what goes on in the public forests, boys and girls???
THAT’S RIGHT!!! Cartels are growing some nice drugs to sell to you on the playground!
Deaths of thousands of Americans to achieve your goals? Bill Ayers is that you?
It is not actually against the law to be poor but it does seem to be against the law to LIVE like a very poor person now. If you live in a shack I suppose they expect you to move out and live...where...under a bridge??? On the other hand if you are in the “occupy” group you can occupy someone else’s property.
They’ll still find a way to oppress you as long as you have something left to steal. The only way that true freedom can exist over time is in a very thinly populated area and maybe not even there with the ease of travel that we have now. The bastards would fly in a helicopter to steal your last dime.
Does anyone have the Agenda 21 map of the US that shows the connected wildlife corridors - with the isolated ‘sustainable cities (no need for cars) that they plan? Isolated communities to herb us into - not connected to other communities and requiring a permit to leave on to travel to the other -
These minds are really out there, folks. They really believe they are so far above us in intelligence that they have to right to herd us, control us, and they even have their numbers of how many of us need to be eliminated ‘to save the world - for them to better rule, of course.
I love Nor Cal!! If I could find a job there,I would join the rebellion. You think we could get Hermains electric fence? Mexico can have the dessert south. It’s just not worth saving.
Good for them.
Sheriffs are the ultimate law in your county. They can tell anyone, including the FEDS, to take a hike.
Sherill Mack, retired, Arizona, fought the feds all the way to the SCOTUS - and WON. He is helping to educate people and sheriffs across the county. You can get his booklet on his site - to HAND DELIVER to you sheriff, so they can never say they don’t know. It’s their DUTY to protect YOU from the feds.
The reality is: Rebellion in America is damned near impossible.
They'll use the IRS, the EPA, the BATF and, if really serious, the National Guard. You cannot beat them. They are twenty million strong.
This isn't 1900. It will never be 1900 again. We blew it.
or Bill Gates?
“And these are people who have moved far away from everyone else, but still the libs seek them out to bust their chops.”
Perhaps conservatives should turn the tables on the Hollywood leftists. Demand the beach at Maibu be returned to its natural state. The multimillion dollar houses should be bulldozed and hauled away, allowing nature to reclaim the waterside. The same goes for the Hollywood hills, Holmby Hills, Beverly Hills, and Bel Air, Pacific Palisades. We should return those areas to their natural state. While we are at it go after La Jolla, the Napa wine country and the wealthy neighborhoods of San Francisco.
“On the other hand if you are in the occupy group you can occupy someone elses property.”
Those people are just play acting. In fact, this reminds me of Marie Antoinette and how she and her court ladies would play at being milkmaids.
And I love how when actual homeless people show up the occupiers give them the gate-stat!
Quite a group.
Assuming that's what they really want. Or, do they want them thar rural folks out so they have those majestic views for their mansions?
Remember, one of the pillars of the religion of liberalism is hypocracy, along with deceit, and abortion, and....