It goes back 100 years before that, before the civil wars.
Has been an active point of discussion.
Probably pot smokers dreams – they don’t want interference with their production.
Now that pot is legal they don’t want to share tax revenue with California and Oregon.
I don’t think it will happen any more than they will split California into 2 states.
State of Jefferson Mathematical Congress
> On Jan 2, 2016, at 12:31 PM, Bob wrote:
> · Jefferson State Headed for Declaration
> · The State of Jefferson movement has been gaining momentum lately with their Declaration Day right around the corner and El Dorado County recently joining in as the 13th county to declare its desire to buck the California and Oregon state governments.
> · · · · The State of Jefferson movement has been gaining momentum lately with their Declaration Day right around the corner and El Dorado County recently joining in as the 13th county to declare its desire to buck the California and Oregon state governments. >
> Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as one sees fit is part of the core motto that underlie the State of Jefferson movement, which has roots that date back to the Lewis and Clark expeditions. >
> The movement is interested in extracting counties from California and Oregon to create a new state. The State of Jefferson would be composed of parts of northern California and Southern Oregon. Those involved in the State of Jefferson movement are interested in forming an independent state whose fundamental framework revolves around maintaining the integrity of individual liberties. >
> The State of Jefferson promotes low taxes, very little government interference and personal freedoms. For example, some individuals have alluded to the large percentage of individuals living off the grid in the proposed State of Jefferson area, which is a libertarian activity that State of Jefferson advocates also support.
> According to Christopher Hall in a 2003 article written for the travel organization AAA, in 1941 the State of Jefferson movement was developing momentum. Hall writes that, >
> “On November 27, 1941,