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Separatism will be a footnote to history


With respect to the movement to create a state of Jefferson in far Northern California, the photo on the bottom of page 17 says all that needs to be said: Those promoting separation from California are overwhelmingly old folks. One was nodding out in the photo (“A Separatist State of Mind,” HCN, 1/22/18)!

I’ve lived in the area for over 40 years. The young people have moved on; many are marijuana farmers. Those promoting the state of Jefferson are a lot like Donald Trump: Slick-talking salespersons with racist motives. At best they will get a footnote in the history books.

Felice Pace
Klamath, California