Losing prisons, state workers would wreck local economy
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 — One attendee at the Sunday, Sept. 7 presentation on the proposed state of Jefferson held at Veterans Memorial Hall asked me to recognize and appreciate the passion of those in favor of creating a new state. Then another attendee told me I would receive a history lesson about the intentions of the Founding Fathers during the event. And as I walked to my car, an elderly attendee driving by yelled out, “So, what are you going to write about this one?” Ah, the politics in a small town newspaperman’s world.
Let me set the record straight on these points. I believe those fighting for the state of Jefferson have every right to try and set the North State on a new course. I couldn’t miss their passion, and I even applaud it. I’m in favor of new ideas. I’m a native Californian, and I love California, but if the people in this region create the state of Jefferson, I’ll be a proud Jeffersonian. It’s the people’s call.